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There are a myriad of restraints on the market today. Few, if any, are specific to the needs of emergency responders. Most are designed for in-hospital care or facilities specializing in mental health crises. None are suitable to control the combative patient in the emergent setting without being augmented by personnel or additional straps. The few restraints that appear to be adequate for our use are accompanied by documents that prohibit their use with “combative individuals.” This, of course, is to limit liability from the misuse of their product.

Fire Engineering Sep 2008: Tactics for Combative Patients, Author: Michael W. Weaver

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