Hi to all,:smiley_ab
Where I work, 1. It is private so different laws to public..
How we handle it is
1. Risk assesment / any doubt re-clients or others safety all belts etc get put into locked store room.
2.We maybe asked by a Dr or manager to do a search. It is working on the edge..for sure...but I found its helped me to take action when I feel a client is at risk.
3. Any nurse can call a search & take belts etc by informing the Doctor mostly no problems with this approach.
4. We listen to our gut & take belts etc before we ring the Dr & tell them what we have done & why & And ask any problem about this action.
99% of the time all work as a team re-safety and it is well managed.
I will get back to you about any articles.
Ours is based on law is this the case with where you will be working.