Resources regarding the Restraint & Detention of Patients in Emergency Departments

Key resources addressing this topic:

  1. Emergency Medicine Australasia Article: “Detaining Patients Against Their Will”
    1. Applicable across Australia.
    2. Contains useful medical decision making flowchart (see below) and useful real world case scenario examples
  2. ED Guidelines Article: The Duty and Right to Restrain Patients in Emergency Departments
    1. Further detail regarding legislation, with particular focus on WA legislation but with application to other states.
    2. Contains links to a range of associated resources
  3. ACEM Webinar Panel Discussion on Restrictive Practices in ED
    1. Panel discussion about the various legal and practical considerations in this area.

Flowchart for Medical Decision Making

(source: above EMA article)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.