I work in a hospital on the acute rehab floor. We try to keep our patients out of bed as much as possible, but sometimes they cry and scream to get back into bed and sometimes the families yell at us to put them back. Of course, we also have family yell at us if they come in to find their mother/father/spouse in bed instead of sitting up.
Obviously, if the patient is in pain or other distress, I put them to bed. But if they are just a bit tired or cranky or lazy or whatever (please don't yell at me for calling a patient lazy - if you work in rehab, you KNOW there are some patients who are truly lazy. I am not talking about the 95 yr old lady with a stroke. . .)
What is good solid rational I can use with A&O patients and families for keeping patients sitting up and out of bed?