Sentinel Event Alert 8: Preventing Restraint Deaths

This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired as of November 2014. This topic is addressed in the standards on restraint and seclusion, and therapeutic holds. Restraint-related death or injury is a sentinel event, as defined by The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event policy, which requires organizations to conduct an immediate comprehensive systematic analysis and respond to the event.

Note: Retired Alerts are not available for any purpose, including for educational, research or legal purposes. Questions should be directed to The Joint Commission’s Legal Department at 630-792-5671.