A Wrist and Ankle Restraints

(1) Clean the patient's skin of the wrist and ankles, then powder the skin.

(2) Pad the patient's limb with an ABD pad.

NOTE: Some cloth restraints are pre-padded with soft flannel or cotton that eliminates the need to apply additional padding.

(3) Position the restraint over the patient's limb and bring the strap, which is sewn at the tape, through the slot in the broad end (figure 3-1).

(4) Pull the strap snug enough to restrict free movement of the patient's limbs and tie the strap to the bed frame.

Figure 3-1. Limb holder or wrist restraint.

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