Table 3

Overview of registered cases of physical restraint evaluation

Hospital admissions in which physical restraints were used528212919485
Admissions to the neurology and neurosurgery ward in which physical restraints were used2147695525
  • Registration of digital evaluation forms were used as the prime performance indicator for physical restraint usage within the hospital-wide quality dashboard. According to the quality indicator, the neurology/neurosurgery ward had a fairly large share in the hospital-wide amount of restraint applications. Studying work-as-done however showed that the nurses used the evaluation forms sparsely, but also showed both expertise and potential room for reducing physical restraints. The template of the digital evaluation form had also been subject to change and reimplementation multiple times throughout the years, affecting data continuity, validity and reliability.

  • *Data is compiled for period April 2018 to April 2022.