June 20, 2024

Medical Duty of Care restraint documentation

Commencing, Wednesday, 10 July 2024, Medical Duty of Care restraint documentation will go live in the EMR.  This change aims to enhance patient and staff safety, improve accuracy in recording restraint use, and streamline clinical workflows. 

Key points: 

  • Documentation for all patients restrained under the Mental Health Act will remain on paper (MHA142 Restrictive Interventions Observation form). 
  • The workflow is straight forward with access to the Restraints Authorisation and Medical Review PowerForms via the Adhoc button.

Restraint observations will be documented via a new Restraints iView band.


Page last updated: 9 July 2024