Help with quick release knot!

  1. This may seem like a silly question but I am going into nursing school and I have to take a test tomorrow --possibly with putting on a vest restraint and tying a quick release knot around the bed frame. Can anyone coach me through how to tie the quick release knot! Help please. I only remember some sort of loop involved!

    I appreciate any help.
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  3. by   TazziRN
    The quick release knot has NEVER worked for me, but what I was taught was, start a half knot, but don't pull it all the way through.....there's your loop.
  4. by   Kerrigan 06
    I don't have any other way to describe it, but I just wanted to add that once you master it, you won't forget it easily. I always - without fail - tie my bathrobe in a quick-release knot!
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
  6. by   begalli
    Basically what it is, is a slipknot.
  7. by   INnurse
    And make sure to tie it to a non-moveable part of the bedframe.
  8. by   shana556
    Wow, it is hard to do by looking at the pictures! Haven't got it figured out yet.

    Also, isn't it suppossed ot be on the movable part of the bed frame?? So it wont tighten and cause strangulation?

    Thanks for the help guys!
  9. by   TazziRN
    No, NOT on the moveable part! Otherwise, when the part moves (usually it's the bed rail that's used and it shouldn't be) the pt can be harmed. You tie it to the frame under the mattress.
  10. by   KnarfKS
    no, it is not to be on a movable part, because of the reason you have stated.

    to tie a slip knot use a shoelace on your shoe. loop the shoelace around a finger or something, wrap the free end 180 degrees, then loop the free end and pass the new loop through the loop around your finger, just don't pass the free end through the big loop around your finger, then cinch the non free end. You now have a slip knot. The pictures above are really good to show you how. By the way, don't procrastinate and learn something the night before a test.
  11. by   DarlinNurseRed
    It is basically 1/2 of a regular bowtie....If you tied it to a moving part of the bed, such as a rail, you might accidentally lower the rail too quickly and stress a joint,,,or break a limb. Always tie to the stationary bed part(usually there are hooks designed for this purpose.)
    I am also(like Kerrigan) one of those who does this tie on my bathrobe,,,lol
  12. by   mandy211
    just went through class suppose to be on movable part of bed fram part that raises still not good at knot myself
  13. by   sunnycalifRN
    The knot that I use is the "shoelace" knot. I put one end of the ties thru the bed frame, tighten the two ties, then just "tie my shoes" . . Go once over and tie. Works fine for me and it releases with a pull on either loose end and never has come loose. It might not be "approved" by the nursing school Gods, however!
  14. by   Saysfaa
    The Nclex practice question also said to tie posey vests to the movable part of the bed. So do the manufacturers instructions. But I cannot find any explaination about why. Does anyone know?

    Edit to add... Oh. I found it. I was thrown by the "movable" and didn't notice the "frame". They mean the part of the frame that supports the mattress as it is inclined, not the bed rails.

    Also, this video demonstrates how to tie a quick release knot and shows it being done from a couple of angles.
    Last edit by Saysfaa on Feb 8, '10 : Reason: found the information I was asking for