new restraint regs - page 2
hello from florida- we are frustrated with the regs our hospital psych unit enforces. Chemical and physical restraints, the patient must be evaluated by a doc within 1 hour. Physical restraint orders... Read More
May 2, '02I work on a 14-bed locked adult psych unit. We are a satellite facility of a medium-size hospital about 25 miles away and we're lucky if we get the docs to make rounds in the morning, much less have one on the premises at all times. True, they do have to evaluate a patient in 4-ways within an hour but that, I believe, is the law in Indiana
We have security from 2200 to 0600, but that's it. The agency we rent the building from did away with 24/7 security when we signed our latest lease agreement as a cost-saving There are innumerable occasions when there is no male staff , 3 females of varying ages and competencies, and 14 psychotic patients. Assaults on staff are the rule rather than the exception, and the higher-ups do their best to blame staff.
May 17, '02We are not allowed to use any "chemical restraints" here and the only physical restraint we can use is the body net