The use of any approved type of restraint, such as bed rails, must have a nurse assessment and clarification. As with the psycho-active medications, the continued use must be re-assessed by the Doctor, Nurse Practitioner or RN on a predetermined schedule specifically created for that resident. You must also have a Doctor’s order and a letter of approval from the resident’s family or power of attorney.
You cannot use restraints without the assessment, the written doctor’s order and a letter of family/POA approval. contact me