Stop Selling Restraints for Dementia Patients To Members Of The Public

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Stop Selling Restraints for Dementia Patients To Members Of The Public

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Christina Dunn started this petition to Amazon.com

As an activities coordinator I have worked with many patients with demtntia. People with dementia should not be restrained in any way. The Journal of Medical Ethics, publicised the  negative consequences of restraints which include:
 
Bruises
Decubitus ulcers
Respiratory complications
Urinary incontinence and constipation
Poor nutrition
Increased dependence in activities of daily living
Impaired muscle strength and balance
Decreased cardiovascular endurance
Increased agitation
Increased risk for mortality caused by strangulation or as a consequence of serious injuries—for example, fracture, head trauma
 
In addition to those physical consequences, restraints are frequently ineffective and don't prevent falls. Rather, research has shown that injuries are escalated because of the force the person needed to use to escape from the restraint.

Amazon sell a whole range of restraints to the general pubic. Even health professionals have strict guidlines on using them. They should not be made available to the public.

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