Patients sometimes become confused or agitated when they are ill,
and may pull at lines or tubes, try to get out of bed unassisted, or
sometimes even hit people. We may need to use restraints in these
situations to protect the patient or our staff. Staff will discuss the use of
restraints with you and ask for your consent if they feel that restraints
are necessary. Physical restraints may need to be used for the
patient’s safety, such as soft cotton ties around the patient’s wrists.
Medications may also be used to decrease anxiety or help
correct delirium.

Last update: BM

June 22, 2016

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