I want opinions of RNs based on wrist restraints being used on patients please!
I know someone who is hopitalized and had been on a ventilator. Wrist restraints were being used on this patient to prevent them from pulling out lines or restricting their ability to get out of bed in combination with a belt restraint. The patient is unable to pass an orientation assessment test. But, they had a history of trying to get out of bed. If the patient was left alone without the wrist restraints, but with the belt restraint and that patient climbed out of bed and the belt restricted their ability to breath and that patient respiratory arrested,and CPR was performed to resusitate the patient.
If the patient had been wearing the wrist restraints, Could that have been another preventable measure to assure that this patient could not get out of bed?
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!!