Which of the following is NOT an essential component of a restraint order?

  • A

    Informed consent for the restraint

  • B

    The reason for the restraint

  • C

    The type of restraint to be used

  • D

    Client behaviors that necessitated the restraints

Correct Response: A

The minimal components of orders for restraint include the reason for and rationale for the use of the restraint, the type of restraint to be used, how long the restraint can be used, the client behaviors that necessitated the use of the restraints, and any special instructions beyond and above those required by the facility’s policies and procedures.

Informed consent is not necessary for the initiation or the use of restraints