Figure 3-3. Mitt restraint.
Secure the bandage with tape.
Remove and reapply the mitt at least every six hours.
Clean the patient's skin.
Have patient perform range of motion exercises.
Mitt restraints are often used to prevent the patient from scratching severe
rashes, eczemas, and so forth. Commercially prepared mitts may be used, if available.
d. Sheet and Litter Restraints. This type of restraint is extremely uncomfortable
and should be used as a temporary restraint only for a patient who is combative or
Unfold a sheet, hold at opposite corners, and fold lengthwise.
Twist the sheet into a tight roll.
(3) Place the patient in a prone position on the litter. Turn his head to the
side to help prevent aspiration in case the patient should vomit.