Nova Scotia Health is committed to the safety of patients, clients, staff and volunteers. The objectives of the Restraint as a Last Resort Policy and Procedure are to:
Restraint is used only when:
Restraint: Anything that is intentionally used to limit the movement or behaviour of a resident and over which the resident has no control. Restraints may be physical, environmental or chemical. A resident is restrained if he or she cannot remove a physical device, leave a specific area, or refuse a chemical restraint.
NOTE Video above is based on March 2023 version of Restraint as a Last Resort Policy & Procedure Education Session.
These courses are available on the Provincial Learning Management System (LMS):