Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to inform nurses in acute care about physical restraints. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify a restraint in healthcare.
  • Name six physical and psychological risks of using physical restraints.
  • Name eight alternatives to restraints.
  • Explain the regulations for restraints for the management of violent or self-destructive behavior that jeopardizes the immediate physical safety of the patient, staff, or others in hospitals.
  • Describe the regulations for monitoring a person who is restrained and in seclusion.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.