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restraints [Jul. 10th, 2007|05:05 pm]
Psychiatric Nursing


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There were two patients at the psych ward i work at in 4 point restraints today.. all the screaming..crying.. it was just too much for me and i broke down in tears. =(. i agreed that the restraints were necessary to prevent violence, but so much fricken suffering =(.

what do you guys think about restraints?.. i believe they are a necessary evil. and how do you emotionally deal with 1:1 these people while in restraints.. it was so hard not to talk to them and be nurturing.

it is times like this where i begin to question my future career in psych nursing =(.
thank you


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[User Picture]From: cinnamona666
2007-07-12 12:24 am (UTC)
i was told that the constant reassurance was negative reinforcement.. possibly reinforcing bad behavior with extra attention.. i definitely did give reassurance, but was told not to just stand there and hold continuous conversation. and they were in seclusion to prevent violence. the guy threw a table and threatened to hurt a nurse.. and the woman refused to stop slamming her head into a wall.
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