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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


[User Picture]From: cinnamona666
2007-07-12 10:50 pm (UTC)
i cant answer those questions.. a padded room would be a good idea, but we dont have one. and i wasnt there when the man escalated. I just know that i wouldnt want to take the risk of getting hit by a table. whether we could have been better prepared is a question i cant answer, but at that moment, with our current resources, i believe it was necessary.. but i do agree that if possible, it is much better not to use them.
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