Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Nurses in Intensive Care Units on Physical Restraint Use and Factors Affecting Nurses' Decisions to use them


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GÜRDOĞAN E. P. , Ugur E. , KINICI E., AKSOY B.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, vol.7, no.3, pp.83-88, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/dcbybd.2017.1260
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-88

Abstract

Objective: Physical restraints are used in intensive care units (ICUs) to prevent patients from harming themselves. In this study, we identified the physical restraint practices of nurses in ICUs and investigated their knowledge on this subject and factors affecting their decisions to use restraints.