Restrictive Practice (Restraint) - Course Details

Course intro:

Restrictive Practice in the Residential Care is a programme that encourages participants to reflect on interventions that could be seen as restraining residents if viewed from a resident’s perspective. Many interventions within healthcare environments can restrict movement of older people. They may be intended or unintentional and can be argued as in the best interest or for the protection of residents, for example, a nursing home with front door access secured by day or night to protect residents and staff from intruders. All staff need to be aware of what is appropriate and in-appropriate in this instance.


Course content

  • Introduction- Reference to local Policy, HIQA and HSE guidance
  • Restraints – Protection vs. Elder Abuse
  • Safeguarding Considerations
  • FREDA Principles
  • Reporting to HIQA (3 months)
  • Different types of Restrictive Practices used.
  • Assessment and Consent when using Restraint.
  • Managing Restrictive Practices – Creative Ways to avoid Physical Restraint
  • Restraint Policy and Procedures
  • HIQA Standard – Use of Physical Restraint
  • Chemical Restraint
  • Developing and Auditing/Evaluating Restraint Policy and Care Plans
  • Conclude



Who is the course intended for:

This course is aimed at Healthcare professionals who work within the healthcare environment