Safe Transport of Patients

Handcuffs and Mechanical Restraint.

Safe Transport of Patients

Each Hospital, Institution and or Secure unit will have its own Policy and Procedures regarding the transport of patients. This training is compatible with HM Prison Services, Custodial Services & Special Hospitals. Wherever possible concerns regarding risk in relation to the patient being transported should be anticipated by the Multi Disciplinary team (Including the SMO / RMO and any Clinical staff off their ward) The MDT should draw up a care plan so as to ensure the safe transport of the patient. Any decision to use handcuffs/mechanical restraints would need to be sanctioned by the Director of operations, Specialised Services Directorate or their Deputy.