involuntary hold question

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    where i work the rn's which i am not one usually handle telling the invol holds they are being held. usually they have other nursing staff with them atleast one member. i was curious because i have noticed various styles from being very nice and gentle to down right firm and blunt if anyone has any tips or wanst to share how they usually tell a invol patient they are being held if there not already aware.
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    Why would they not be aware that they are being held involuntarily.
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    I know with some of the kiddos we get (especially if they are real young like 8 or 9), they feel that they will just be able to leave the next day when their parent or guardian comes to visit. If it's during an admission, as I am reading their General Rights and their Involuntary Rights of Minors, I explain to them that they will be here for at least 72 hours to make sure they are safe, ect. If I have a patient go from a voluntary status to being on a hold during their stay on the unit, I always try to let them know the reasoning behind them being placed on a hold, whether it be for unsafe bx, being restrained, ect.
    Honestly, every situation can and will call for a different way to of informing the patient. It just really depends on the patient. Hope this helps
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    yea it does thanks

    Quote from PsYcH NuRsE NiNjA
    I know with some of the kiddos we get (especially if they are real young like 8 or 9), they feel that they will just be able to leave the next day when their parent or guardian comes to visit. If it's during an admission, as I am reading their General Rights and their Involuntary Rights of Minors, I explain to them that they will be here for at least 72 hours to make sure they are safe, ect. If I have a patient go from a voluntary status to being on a hold during their stay on the unit, I always try to let them know the reasoning behind them being placed on a hold, whether it be for unsafe bx, being restrained, ect.
    Honestly, every situation can and will call for a different way to of informing the patient. It just really depends on the patient. Hope this helps


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