What would you do? - page 2

I have a male resident that had an indwelling cath due to issues of not being able to void and when he was straight cathed, he had an out of at least 900cc... As I was cleaning him off after removal... Read More

  1. by   Amethyst Veralyn
    I have a different question from the last.

    I take care of an alziemers patient and sometimes he gets

    violent. The charge nurse told me he can hit really hard.

    He is not allowed to get up and walk without two assists.

    He gets restless sometimes and wants to get up and won't

    give me a chance to pull the signal light to get someone

    to help me with him. He is not able to take direction

    when he is agitated. I've been told in times past when they

    get violent to disengage. In this case, if I distance myself

    he is going to fall and hurt himself like he has already done.

    Patients who are rational have a right to refuse to be touched

    but when they are a threat to themselves and irrational

    this all changes. What do you think I should do

    when I'm alone with him and he is trying to get up

    and walk and he's pushing me away and I know he's

    going to fall but if I try to stop him from getting up he gets

    violent with me.

    He has an order for trazadone but they're not allowed to

    give it more often than the book tells them to.

    It takes several minutes for the staff to get there

    and during this time I am the only one taking care of him.

    They get busy at certain times during the shift.
  2. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    Quote from Amethyst Veralyn
    I have a different question from the last.

    I take care of an alziemers patient and sometimes he gets

    violent. The charge nurse told me he can hit really hard.

    He is not allowed to get up and walk without two assists.

    He gets restless sometimes and wants to get up and won't

    give me a chance to pull the signal light to get someone

    to help me with him. He is not able to take direction

    when he is agitated. I've been told in times past when they

    get violent to disengage. In this case, if I distance myself

    he is going to fall and hurt himself like he has already done.

    Patients who are rational have a right to refuse to be touched

    but when they are a threat to themselves and irrational

    this all changes. What do you think I should do

    when I'm alone with him and he is trying to get up

    and walk and he's pushing me away and I know he's

    going to fall but if I try to stop him from getting up he gets

    violent with me.

    He has an order for trazadone but they're not allowed to

    give it more often than the book tells them to.

    It takes several minutes for the staff to get there

    and during this time I am the only one taking care of him.

    They get busy at certain times during the shift.
    You need to start a new thread for this, not hijack this one

    Now, back to the OP... if the man can "milk" his penis, he can darn well clean that thing himself.

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