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dc.contributor.authorGraham, P.
dc.contributor.authorHardy, Maryann L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-05T10:32:06Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-31T15:09:16Z
dc.date.available2020-03-05T10:32:06Z
dc.date.available2020-03-31T15:09:16Z
dc.date.issued2004-02
dc.identifier.citationGraham P and Haardy M (2004) The immobilisation and restraint of paediatric patients during plain film radiographic examinations. Radiography. 10(1): 23-31.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17740
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The immobilisation and restraint of children to facilitate radiographic examination is a controversial issue that has been relatively ignored by radiography research. The aim of this study was to begin to fill this gap by providing a description of restraint used in a limited number of clinical sites in order to highlight any perceived need for training, policies or guidelines in the use of child immobilisation and restraint. Methods: A cross-sectional survey design using a postal questionnaire was adopted. One hundred and sixty-seven questionnaires were distributed to radiographers employed within six hospital Trusts. Results: A response rate of 83.2% (n=139/167) was achieved. Ninety-three percent (93.5%, n=130/139) of respondents indicated that restraining techniques were used although only 19.2% (n=25/130) had received specific training in safe restraining techniques and 7.9% (n=11/139) in distraction techniques as an alternative to restraint. A need for further guidance and support for clinical staff was evident with 73.3% (n=74/101) of respondents identifying a need for specific guidelines and 84.6% (n=110/130) indicating that further training opportunities were required. Conclusions: The use of restraint in paediatric plain film radiography is an apparently widespread practice and support for clinical radiographers through the development of training opportunities and practice guidelines are seen as essential in order to promote high quality paediatric radiography practices.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2004.01.002en_US
dc.subjectImmobilisationen_US
dc.subjectRestrainten_US
dc.subjectChilden_US
dc.subjectPlain film radiographyen_US
dc.titleThe immobilisation and restraint of paediatric patients during plain film radiographic examinationsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2004-01-05
dc.date.application2004-03-19
dc.typeArticleen_US
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