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Determinants of Nurses' Use of Physical Restraints in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients.

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Summary of "Determinants of Nurses' Use of Physical Restraints in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients."

Physical restraints are used in intensive care units, particularly among patients at risk for self-terminating necessary treatment interventions, including endotracheal tubes and invasive catheters. Assessments conducted by intensive care unit nurses often influence the collaborative decision to initiate and discontinue restraints in critical care patients. However, little is known about factors that influence the critical thought processes of intensive care unit nurses in determining use of restraints.

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Name: American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
ISSN: 1937-710X
Pages: 373-379

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