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Rethinking hospital restraints.

Parikh R. The Atlantic. August 18, 2014.

The inappropriate use of physical restraints on patients is considered a sentinel event. Although restraints may be used to protect patients from harm, this magazine article highlights risks related to their use—such as increased rates of pressure ulcers and delirium—and advocates for a more patient-sensitive approach to ensure the safety of both patients and caregivers.

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