Face-down restraint is a hazardous position that caused 1000 injuries and 13 deaths last year alone. In addition, figures also revealed that at least 3,439 patients were restrained in a face down position despite the increased risk of death. The key issue here is how the activity of physical restraint is suitably and sufficiently assessed for risk. Yet in many cases it isn’t.
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