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Avoiding Restraints in Older Adults with Dementia walks viewers through a scenario involving a patient with dementia admitted after falling at home, and found to have an underlying urinary tract infection. The patient repeatedly pulls out his IV and Foley catheter during the night shift. As a result, wrist restraints are applied to protect the catheter and IV, and to keep him from climbing out of bed in his confused state. During this program, viewers will learn how to work backward from the problem and use a variety of best practices to eliminate the need for restraints, and to minimize the likelihood of future hospitalizations for the older adult with dementia. This video organizes information in chaptered formats for viewers interested in specific aspects of the program.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize registered professional nurses with strategies designed to avoid the use of restraints in older adults with dementia.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify what constitutes a restraint and risk factors for restraints.
  2. Discuss the consequences of using restraints and alternative strategies.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: TTRESTV11
Published: March 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Lois K. Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN and Valerie T. Cotter, MSN, CRNP, FAANP
Categories: Geriatrics
Specialties: Occupational Health