Good Morning Everyone:
Looking for assistance in obtaining training material/information regarding the use of mechanical restraints/supports for developmentally disabled patients who chronically self-abuse.
Is there a formal or standardized training program of some type out there?
Nov 26, '07
Welcome to allnurses!
Check with your state department of mental health/developmental disabilities (or whatever it's called in your state
). They can provide you with whatever specific rules and training requirements you have to follow (every state has specific state
rules/regulations in addition to the national requirements of CMS and JCAHO).
If you're not already familiar with your state agency, it's usually a division of your state Department of Health & Human Services (or whatever that's
called in your state).