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noun arrest, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bondage, brake, bridle, captivity, caution, censure, check, confinement, constraint, containment, control, curb, custody, damper, deprivation of liberty, detention, deterrence, deterrent, disallowance, discipline, dissuasion, durance, embargo, forbearance, forbiddance, guardianship, hamper, hindrance, holdback, impediment, impedimentum, imprisonment, incarceration, inhibition, interception, interference, limitation, moderatio, moderation, obstacle, obstruction, opposition, prevention, prohibition, proscription, repression, reserve, restriction, self-control, self-denial, servitude, shackle, slavery, stay, stop, stoppage, suppression, taboo, temperance, veto
Associated concepts: combination in restraint of trade, connpiracy in restraint of trade, prior restraint, restraint on alienation
See also: apprehension, arrest, bar, barrier, bondage, captivity, censorship, check, cloud, coercion, commitment, composure, compulsion, constraint, continence, control, custody, damper, detention, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, discipline, disincentive, durance, embargo, estoppel, fetter, force, handicap, hindrance, impediment, incarceration, incumbrance, injunction, lien, limitation, moderation, obstacle, obstruction, prohibition, propriety, quota, restriction, retention, servitude, stay, temperance, veto

RESTRAINT. Something which prevents us from doing what we would desire to do.
     2. Restraint is lawful and unlawful. It is lawful when its object is to prevent the violation of the law, or the rights of others. It is unlawful when it is used to prevent others from doing a lawful act; for example, when one binds himself not to trade generally; but an agreement not to trade in a particular place is lawful. A legacy given in restraint of marriage, or on condition that the legatee shall not marry, is good, and the condition alone is void. The Roman civil law agrees with ours in this respect; a legacy given on condition that the legatee shall not marry is void. Clef des Lois Rom. mot Passion. See Condition; Limitation.

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Generally, nurses must recognize antipsychotic medications have a therapeutic use; not simply chemical restraints, they provide treatment resulting in a decreased need for therapeutic holding or physical restraint (Springer, 2015).
Both hospitals had least restraint policies addressing both physical and chemical restraint in place for the study duration.
Chemical restraint refers to the use of drugs for sedation and anesthesia.
Therefore, no physical or chemical restraint should ever be utilized for any resident until:
Chemical restraint in the form of sedation or anesthesia is often required for more invasive procedures and may result in alleviation of stress associated with manual restraint in birds.
One nurse told inspectors it was "better to give the chemical restraint at the start of an outburst or it could go on for up to two hours".
1972) has recommended chemical restraint and anaesthesia for diagnosis, therapeutic procedures and surgical interventions in snakes.
Codes Not used Used occasionally but not in last week Used during last week, but not daily Used daily Restraint types Chair that prevents rising Trunk restraint Limb restraint Bed rails used for restraint purposes Any type of chemical restraint Environmental modification (e.
Table 1 Federal regulatory definitions of 'restraint' Physical restraint Any manual method, physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment that immobilizes or reduces the ability of a patient to move his or her arms, legs, body, or head freely Chemical restraint A drug or medication when it is used as a restriction to manage the patient's behavior or restrict the patient's freedom of movement and is not a standard treatment or dosage for the patient's condition Source: Reference 2
Chemical restraint uses medication to control behavior or restrict an individual's freedom of movement.
To a number of experts in chemical restraint and the sedation of agitated patients, the black box warning is highly controversial, he said.

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