Mechanical Restraint Procedure - Albany Hospital Acute Psychiatric Unit

Name/Title

Mechanical Restraint Procedure - Albany Hospital Acute Psychiatric Unit (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-89-6180

Current from

12/03/2019

Coverage

Albany Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Policy Type

Procedure

Summary

The use of mechanical bodily restraint is governed by the Mental Health Act 1996 sections 121 - 124, however the GS Mental Health management team is adamantly opposed to the use of mechanical restraint within the authorised inpatient unit. There are always other methods to be used in the situation in which mechanical restraint might be considered. If a patient is difficult to contain, the nursing staff are to discuss with the treating psychiatrist, suitable and safe options available for containment.

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