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  1. lucy8686

    Pt trying to elope/injection

    If a psych patient is trying the doors, attempting to leave and isn’t responding to redirection and hospital police have to come and physically remove them from the area while they flail and and try to push past staff Tao get to the door, would you consider this “imminent risk” and consider an IM injection?
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    Foley pain

    Thank you 8130!
  3. lucy8686

    Foley pain

    If a pt complains of bladder pain with a Foley catheter they have had a few days (and I know it could be bladder spasms but just to troubleshoot..)...my thoughts are to bladder scan and make sure the catheter is draining urine and that the urine is normal and not clotty or bloody then if that’s OK check the cc’s in the balloon to make sure it’s not lost any fluid and is asymmetrical and causing discomfort from that and refill the balloon to the fill cc’s recommended by the manufacturer ...if the balloon is OK then maybe reposition tubing to the other leg and make sure catheter is secured. Anything else you’d do or not do?
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  5. lucy8686

    Foley catheter

    Is it possible for a Foley catheter’s balloon to lose its inflating fluid and migrate back into the urethra? (Not fall out, but have the partially inflated balloon in the urethra)? In the same way, could a patient partially pull out their catheter and the balloon end up in the urethra? Or this happen during rolling the patient or something like that?
  6. lucy8686

    Restraint question

    At my last facility, if a patient ended up in 4 point restraints for violent behaviors, we would release one arm and opposite leg to “trial” how the patient responded before removing all restraints. At this new facility, it says if you go from 4 limbs restrained down to 2 limbs restrained, you need a new order. How is it done where you are?

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