Patient Picking at clothing/bed linens - page 4

by 84RN

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Has anyone ever seen this? I work in home health and have a patient with multiple serious health conditions. During a visit the other day, she seemed normal clinically---all VS normal for her, her O2 Sat and everything else on... Read More


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    Saw it lots when I worked on a geriatric med-surg floor. Sometimes with dementia (back when we called it organic brain syndrome), sometimes with tardive dyskensia, sometimes just because. To prevent patients from picking sores on themselves or irritating their finger tips (if it was really bad) we would place a square of shearling across their lap for them to pick at.
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    I've seen it with patients with low sodium levels..


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