(6) Tie the restraint with a knot that is not likely to come loose, yet can be
released easily by the nurse in an emergency. A half-bow knot (figure 6-4) meets these
Figure 6-4. Half-bow knot.
(7) Explain to the patient the reason for the restraint. Position him
comfortably and change his position every 2 hours. Feed the patient who must remain
restrained during meals. Help him use the toilet, bedpan, or urinal at regular intervals.