Restraints are used to immobilize a patient and to prevent him from harming himself or others. The patient's response to being restrained is rarely submissive. In many instances, he views the application of restraints as a personal, physical assault. He is frightened and responds by becoming combative. He is fearful of what is happening and is trying to protect his freedom. As a medical specialist, you must be aware of the patient's feeling and apply restraints to the patient in a most effective and expedient manner according to the needs of each patient.

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