Quantcast
Prepare and Apply Restraints - Psychosocial Issues

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
NOTE:
Shoulder dislocations are especially problematic if the patient is combative
during the application of the restraints or has a grand mal seizure while
restrained.
3-4.
PREPARE AND APPLY RESTRAINTS
a. Check the Doctor's Orders or the Therapeutic Documentation Care Plan (Non-
medications). Verify restraints or follow your supervisor's directive indicating that the
patient is to be restrained and the type of restraining equipment to be employed.
NOTE:
In a field environment, the need for restraints may be your own decision,
especially in the absence of a senior medical specialist or physician.
b. Perform a patient care hand wash.
c. Gather equipment.
(1)  Commercial restraints. This group includes limb holders or wrist type
("soft restraints"), body, jacket, elbow, leather (has a buckle with a locking device which
requires a key to unlock), and papoose board or wrap (used for children).
(2)  Improvised wrist and ankle restraints. This group includes abdominal
(ABD) pads, washcloths, gauze sponges, sponge rubber roller gauze, and elastic
bandages.
d. Verify the patient to be restrained.
NOTE:
In case of emergency, paragraph 3-4d will be omitted.
e. Explain the procedure to the patient. Speak in a quiet, calm, reassuring voice
and explain to the patient why the restraints are being applied in order to gain his
cooperation. It may be necessary to repeat the explanation at frequent intervals,
especially if the patient has been medicated with mind altering drugs or is confused. It is
also essential that the patient's family and friends understand as well.
NOTE:
If the patient is agitated or combative, keep the restraints out of his vision until
he is in a position to be restrained.
f. Provide privacy for the patient. Place a screen/curtain around the patient's bed
or close the patient's room door. Provide privacy to avoid upsetting other patients or
causing embarrassment to the patient being restrained.
MD0549
3-4



Medical News
West Africa's Ebola outbreak prompts changes in I.Coast cuisine
West Africa's first outbreak of Ebola fever is bad news...
medicalxpress.com
Ebola has killed 61 in Guinea since January
The Ebola virus has claimed 61 lives in Guinea out...
medicalxpress.com
Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub
Two foreigners died of MERS in the Saudi city of...
medicalxpress.com
UAE reports 12 new cases of MERS
Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced 12...
medicalxpress.com
Filipino tests negative for Middle East virus
A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East...
medicalxpress.com
Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of April 13
The five most-read stories this week on Scope were: Stanford...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of April 13
The five most-read stories this week on Scope were: Stanford...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
D.C. Week: ACA Enrollment Tops Expectations
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The White House heralded the early...
medpagetoday.com
Survey Favors Medicare Pay Data Release
(MedPage Today) -- Almost three of out five readers believe...
medpagetoday.com
Risk Score Predicts Arthritis Progression
(MedPage Today) -- A risk score encompassing clinical characteristics, serologic...
medpagetoday.com
ICD-10 Follies: Fear of the Easter Bunny
(MedPage Today) -- Although the forthcoming move to the ICD-10...
medpagetoday.com
Philippines boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare
The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defences...
medicalxpress.com
Treating depression in Parkinson's patients
A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky College...
medicalxpress.com
Air Space: E-Cigarette Reg Leaked to Industry?
(MedPage Today) -- After years of FDA foot-dragging amid calls...
medpagetoday.com
More than a quarter of emergency contraceptives in Peru falsified or substandard
A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that...
medicalxpress.com
Friday Feedback: In Search of Marijuana Answers
(MedPage Today) -- We asked several physicians and health experts...
medpagetoday.com
Hospital Visits Fell When Seniors Got Drug Coverage
(MedPage Today) -- The advent of Medicare prescription drug coverage...
medpagetoday.com
Oil-swishing craze: Snake oil or all-purpose remedy?
(HealthDay)—Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily....
medicalxpress.com
Wireless stick-on patch could make continuous health monitoring more flexible and practical
Stress tests or sleep studies are two examples of when...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Wireless stick-on patch could make continuous health monitoring more flexible and practical
Stress tests or sleep studies are two examples of when...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
   


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +