PJ Paralysis is a term used to describe the negative physical and psychological effects experienced by patients who spend lengthy periods of time being inactive, and in their pyjamas, while in hospital.
What is End PJ Paralysis?
End PJ Paralysis is a global movement that aims to help people live the richest, fullest lives by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency, while at the same time protecting cognitive function, social interaction, and dignity.
How can you get Involved?
Join the global online summit on July 10-12, 2019, and learn from and with others who are interested and involved in this movement.
“There’s a new provincial policy soon to be released in Alberta, ‘Restraint as a Last Resort,’ that will limit use of restraints to the least restrictive, as a last resort. There is a belief that lap belts in chairs keeps people safe (they fasten from behind), but the experience of being restrained is distressing – and can actually lead to more injurious falls and increased antipsychotic use. In addition, the restrained person can’t get to the bathroom, and may experience skin breakdown, loss of muscle strength, loss of independence and delirium (an acute brain injury).” Verdeen Bueckert, Practice Lead with the Seniors Health Clinical Network
Click here to read how an orthopedic team in Alberta reduced the use of restraints by 84%!