During every Handle With Care “Basic” and “Instructor” training program” a Certified Instructor is required to instruct and review the following information concerning the Primary Restraint Technique (PRT).
- The “Tripod Modification” creates a weight-bearing bridge that prevents the chest compression of a client in a “Neutral Position PRT”, thereby reducing the risk of positional asphyxia.
- Any combination of factors, including but not limited to the client’s physical condition, medications, chest compression, duration of the restraint and inattentiveness by staff can cause the death or serious injury of a client in a Neutral Position PRT.
- For the safety, health and welfare of your client, it is critical that you use the Tripod Modification and follow all of the guidelines listed in the “Tripod Advisory” that is included in your “Participant Manual”.
If the training you received did not include the Tripod Modification with all of its related precautions or you were not given a copy of the document titled “Tripod Advisory”, please inform your supervisor now and cease using the PRT immediately until you have reviewed and fully understand the Tripod Advisory. Please call 845-255-4031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.