Originally posted by michele_66:
I am a new LPN and in the past few nights @ work have experienced a client with these issues. Myself nor the nurses I worked with felt qualified to deal with the situation but had to. Are there any CE classes to better help with these situations. Since chemical & other restraints are not an option?
Hi Michele, first of all I cant stress the importance of safety, safety, safety.
u safe, collegues safe and patient safe.
But u must come first. I wonder if this person knows what he/she is doing? U may want to contact your Mental health unit for calm and restrain courses. I suggest you do not go in to the room alone, take at least 2 or 3 other nurses with you in case something happens. You shouldnt have to put up with being hit. the other piece of advice, stay within a area, where the person cant reach u, say by the side, not directly in front.
talk to them queitly but firmly, and dont give options. Last piece of advice, always know where the door is, so u can make a quick exit. Document clearly this persons behaviour, and mental state at that time. I wonder why meds are not appropriate????
Contact the mental health teams, they will only be too willing to help. And sounds like he/she needs boundaries place upon him/her. Hope this helps.