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Minimising the use of Restraints A Review of the Australian Aged Care Guidelines
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
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Minimising the use of Restraints A Review of the Australian Aged Care Guidelines

Presenter Sue Walker, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute


Sue Walker is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

“Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession – the backbone of the healthcare system, it is the knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse that will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client.”

Course Content

From 1 July 2019, amendments to the Quality of Care Principles 2014 placed explicit obligations on residential aged care providers to minimise the use of chemical and physical restraints in residential care settings.

In this session, the topic of physical and chemical restraint in the Residential Aged Care setting will be reviewed.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Cement your understanding of both physical and chemical restraint in residential aged care
  • Review some of the alternatives to the use of restraint
  • Explore the risks associated with the use of restraint
  • Investigate your understanding of restraint via scenario-based discussion


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