It is hard to refuse to continue with a situation when other staff feel they should continue. The mark on my arm is from changing someone, his anger has increased to the point I had to rap his hands in towels, no I have not had restraint training either. I liked to change him on my own so I could walk out if he got violent but I was supporting another staff member so didnt that time.
I know what you mean about that glazed look, the chap that whacked me yesterday gets that, even if Im not looking at him I can feel the pause but its split second before he lashes out. Today when I was changing him I got him talking constantly so I could hear in his voice any changes. I think he has been abused, just sorting his collar is a threat to him.
Can I ask, what do you do for the people who are medicated and still constantly hit? What if they only have a few good days a week? Should they sit wet getting sore? I guess this brings in restarint, eather chemical or physical. I would love to go for CALMS training.
Is the distress of restraining someone worth protecting there personal hygiene for?
Should you ever use restraint when you have not had training to allow personal care? I have seen and unfortunately been involved in this in an NHS surgical ward. Again I liked changing the man on my own cus I could talk him through it. Im the loon whisperer lol
Oh is there any literature I can waggle in the right folks directions? NMC guideline would be great but I didnt find any, so I can say "I'm not doing that and the NMC/RCN/???? agrees" :P