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Alternative Strategies to Restrictive Practices in Aged Care

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In order to reduce the need for restrictive practices in aged care settings, there are a variety of alternative strategies that can be used to de-escalate situations, or even prevent changed behaviours or falls from occurring in the first place.

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In aged care settings, restrictive practices have been cited as a means of managing changed behaviours (including behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia) and preventing falls. In reality, restrictive practices are linked to a variety of adverse care outcomes. For example, mechanical restraint - when used to prevent falls - may actually increase the risk of falls, as it can cause muscle deterioration if used for a prolonged period of time. In order to reduce the need for restrictive practices, there are a variety of alternative strategies that can be used to de-escalate situations, or even prevent changed behaviours or falls from occurring in the first place.

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Maggie Sullivan
31 Jan 2022
Very important to care of older patients.
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Marlene Meyers
13 Oct 2021
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Jennifer Manning
25 Sep 2021
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DEBORAH HOOPER
23 Oct 2021
Very useful reminder of how to handle changed behaviours and escalating aggression. Very Important to learn about persons background to understand their changed behaviours.
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Grace Ramos
23 Oct 2021
Great
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Chuntay Shaw
07 Oct 2021
great
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Kathryn Green
05 Oct 2021
Quite informative
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Deborah Booth
22 Sep 2021
Good article describing changed behaviours, potential reasons and strategies to try to manage these behaviours.
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Catherine Harding
04 May 2022
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