Journal of Nursing

Qualitative Research on ICU Nurses' Decision-making Process of Im- plementing Patient's Physical Constraints

Yuesha Lu


Objective is to explore the decision-making process of ICU nurses to impose physical constraints on patients. Methods To 12 Name, ICU and Nurses conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews, collated and analyzed the data, and extracted the theme. Results include 11 categories that separate out the theme of the body restraint decision-making process, including risk foresight、 alternative choice、body restraint intention、body restraint implementation、body restraint reflection、body restraint rationalization 6 decision-making stages, patients、nurses、family members、man-agement 4 cause factors, safety 1 result targets. The implementation of physical constraints is a series of complicated decision-making processes, which are affected by many factors. The results of this study can be used to formulate patient's physical restraint intervention measures and related management reference.

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