Combative dementia patients - page 2

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I have just been suspended for several days because a patient of mine became combative and my med nurse, the tech and I had to hold him down. He now has significant bruising, but is otherwise ok. I charted the incident at the... Read More


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    Call an ambulance to take them where? I work in a hospital.
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    Sorry, thought you were referring to a LTC setting.
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    lol.Oh some days we WISH we could just call someone to take them away.
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    Quote from loriangel14
    We can't back down when they are actively trying to assault us. Unfortunately we have no where to send them We have to deal with them as there is no psych beds for them usually.They are usually in grave danger of hurting themselves or others.
    Wondering if you missed that this post is in the geriatric (ie: nursing home section). Our rules are different than the hospital. The advice that you responded to is the correct answer in LTC in most situations. You back off and allow them to calm down and try again. If all measures fail in house than it is appropriate to look for a gero-psych unit.
    cwgrlup85 and loriangel14 like this.


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