Basic nursing question

  1. Quote from *Butterfly8*
    What exactly is a bathroom privilege? if you have a urinary catheter then does that mean that you do not have BRP because you do not use the bathroom. I know thats a stupid question. just wondering. Another question is what is the difference between bed alarms and bed prevention? How do you know if a person is on bed prevention?

    BRP is that a person should be mainly resting, but can get up to use the bathroom. Even though a person may have a foley they can still have bms too.

    I haven't heard of bed prevention, but a bed alarm is a long thin flat piece of plastic/metal that goes under a patient while they are in bed. If a patient starts to get up and the weight is lifted off of it, it will alarm, letting you know to come into the room to check the patient.

    Edit - I don't know why this thread is putting my response above Butterfly8's; Butterfly is the OP
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  3. by   *Butterfly8*
    What exactly is a bathroom privilege? if you have a urinary catheter then does that mean that you do not have BRP because you do not use the bathroom. I know thats a stupid question. just wondering. Another question is what is the difference between bed alarms and bed prevention? How do you know if a person is on bed prevention?
  4. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Ayvah
    Edit - I don't know why this thread is putting my response above Butterfly8's; Butterfly is the OP
    Because the time stamp on your post is earlier, for whatever reason.
  5. by   Midwest4me
    Quote from ayvah
    brp is that a person should be mainly resting, but can get up to use the bathroom. even though a person may have a foley they can still have bms too.

    i haven't heard of bed prevention, but a bed alarm is a long thin flat piece of plastic/metal that goes under a patient while they are in bed. if a patient starts to get up and the weight is lifted off of it, it will alarm, letting you know to come into the room to check the patient.

    edit - i don't know why this thread is putting my response above butterfly8's; butterfly is the op
    i agree with the above except that, in my experience, a bed alarm can also be a device pinned to the pt and pinned to the bedsheet. i, too, have never heard of bed prevention.

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