Exercises Lesson

INSTRUCTIONS: The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered response that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or by writing the answer in the space provided.

After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson and check your answers.

1. List three possible hazards of restraints that could seriously harm a restrained patient.

2. What is the first step to be taken while preparing to apply restraints to a patient?

a. Gather equipment.

b. Verify the patient to be restrained.

c. Explain the procedure to the patient.

d. Check the Doctor's Orders or the Therapeutic Documentation Care Plan.

3. Name the two types of commonly used restraints.

4. Which of the following statements is NOT a hazard to a restrained patient?

a. Nerve damage.

b. Mental damage to patient.

c. Tissue damage under the restraint.

d. Damage to other parts of the body.

5. Why should a patient's wrist and/or ankles be padded before applying restraints?

6. Restraints should fit snugly to prevent escape but it should NOT restrict _or_

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