Long-Term Care

Ask the expert: Restraint use coded on MDS

MDS 3.0 Insider, March 20, 2015

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Q: We have had residents who are inmates of the sheriff's depart. Because of being in the custody of the sheriff's department the resident has to be handcuffed to the bed or w/c at all times. They usually are not in restraints due to the facilities policies, but due to sheriff's department policy. How should this be coded on the MDS? Is it considered a restraint?
 
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