Alberta Health Services is committed to the safety of patients, clients, staff and volunteers.
The objectives of the Restraint as a Last Resort policy are to:
The Restraint as a Last Resort policy includes pharmacological, mechanical, physical and environmental restraints.
Except in emergencies, restraint will only be used when all other strategies, have been deemed ineffective or inappropriate. In all patient encounters, care teams shall work with patients and/or alternate decision-makers to use restraint as the last resort.
Workplace Health & Safety
Reduction of Antipsychotics
Reduction in use of lap belts
Positive Immunization Experience (PIE)