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Many clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are involved in providing group teaching programs for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although knowledge levels often are enhanced by these programs, what is less well known is whether such programs also can affect the coping methods used by those with this disease. The exploratory study(More)
Lack of appropriate alternatives to the use of restraints in hospitals and rehabilitation settings is a major concern of nurses. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the behavioral effects of music intervention with physically restrained patients. The results demonstrated that the number of positive behaviors increased significantly during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine practice and attitudes of acute-critical care nurses toward the use of physical restraints. DESIGN Survey with a self-administered anonymous questionnaire. SUBJECTS A self-selected sample of 235 acute-critical care nurses from 17 states who were enrolled in critical care review classes. MEASUREMENTS Data were gathered by use of(More)
1. A component of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 declared that nursing home residents have the right to be free from physical or chemical restraints that are not required to treat specific "medical symptoms." 2. The literature suggests that the use of restraints has a negative influence on the caregiving process by restricting creativity and(More)
This pilot study explored the relationship between listening to preferred music and the behavioral responses of patients who are physically restrained. Thirty patients, ranging in age from 65 to 93, participated in one of three groups. The first group included patients who were out of restraining devices while listening to preferred music. Patients in the(More)
The use of physical restraints in acute care facilities has become a routine practice. Although nursing home settings have been federally mandated to reduce reliance on restraints, there has been no indication of a reduction in hospital settings. Staff development educators can provide guidance in the proper use of restraints. A total of 235 acute/critical(More)