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  1. Swauger, Kelly C. BSN, RN
  2. Tomlin, Cynthia C. MSN, RN


After reviewing the literature and regulatory requirements, a multidisciplinary team developed a comprehensive restraint reduction program that has reduced the use of restraints by more than 60% in the acute care setting. The authors discuss the research-based restraint education program and the implementation of a restraint consultant role.