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Doctor insights on: Physical Restraints Complications

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How do I exercise restraint?

How do I exercise restraint?

In moderation: Do you mean with food? Willpower acts like a muscle. If you use it too much it tires out. It's also likely to get worn out if you try to use it when you're hungry or tired. So get enough sleep and eat small meals or 3 meals and 2 snacks throughout the day. Don't deprive yourself completely of foods you like, just take smaller portions. Don't kick yourself if you eat more than you think you should. ...Read more

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What are medical restraints for?

What are medical restraints for?

Restraint: Sometimes the term medical restraint is differentiated from behavioral health restraints. A restraint is a device that prevents a person from becoming injured or harmed. For instance, a restraint may be used to prevent a patient from falling or pulling out an IV line. ...Read more

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I always do stupid stuff like this which I regret immediately. How do I exercise restraint?

I always do stupid stuff like this which I regret immediately. How do I exercise restraint?

You're human: Sporty, i'd be much more worried if you didn't regret your mistakes -- too many people never learn. If you've got a compulsion of some sort, or an impulse control problem and cannot resist some actions, then cognitive-behavioral therapy may help. Otherwise, welcome to being a person. Say your i'm sorry's and make amends, and people will admire you for it. ...Read more

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How do I exercise self restraint?

How do I exercise self restraint?

Don't try too much: Some researchers believe that willpower is like a muscle -- if you use it too much it will get tired out. So focus on using it when it's most important. Don't try to deprive yourself of everything you find enjoyable -- just enjoy smaller portions, also, try not to exercise self-restraint when you're tired or hungry. It will just be harder. Get enough sleep and eat healthy food throughout the day. ...Read more

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How can I apply a wrist restraint ?

How can I apply a wrist restraint ?

Splint?: There are many over the counter splints available. Most simply slide over your hand to the wrist and are secured with velcro straps. ...Read more

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What is the legality of hospitals using restraints?

What is the legality of hospitals using restraints?

Each state has forms: That must be completed by the nurses & doctors at psychiatric inpatient & outpatient units, both public & private, for every incident that requires denial of patient rights or physical/chemical restraints. These are reviewed by the chief of the state's mental health/developmental services & by the mhds commission to insure that all other methods were tried first & that the action was appropriate. ...Read more

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With CKD is there a restraint on eating spicy foods?

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With CKD is there a restraint on eating spicy foods?

No but . . .: Talk to your doctor about how much protein you should be consuming. Also make sure your blood pressure is optimally controlled, not just good enough. Also need to monitor your blood count, vitamin d, pth, etc. Chronic kidney disease now linked to heart disease so be sure you optimize all your cardiac risk factors. Your family doc & nephrologist can work together to keep you as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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What is elder abuse? Putting someone in restraints or medicating them?

What is elder abuse? Putting someone in restraints or medicating them?

Not exactly: Elder abuse is considered any behavior, act or lack thereof, that is not in the best interests of an elderly individual. It may be more subtle than physical abuse. It is often financially motivated such as not using their social security money for their benefit or not feeding them properly. ...Read more

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Do nursing homes have to tell you if they use restraints on your family member?

Do nursing homes have to tell you if they use restraints on your family member?

Restraints: It is an exception these days to see a patient in restraints. I do think it is indeed required to talk to family about this. Things can actually be made better by family helping out and being in the room. ...Read more