Picmonic NCLEX® Question of the Day

A 45-year-old man has come into the ER yelling about having bunnies growing inside him and scratching aggressively at his skin. You attempt to calm him down, but he continues to escalate. You administer haloperidol 5mg and lorazepam 2mg IM, but there is no effect. The patient continues to scratch himself violently. It has been decided that the patient should be put in restraints. What are some considerations to keep in mind with the use of restraints? Select all that apply:

A patient should never be placed in restraints if they are under the age of 12.
The patient should be assessed every 10-15 minutes when in restraints.
The patient should be in restraints for 24 hours to ensure that they are in a calm, functioning state.
A medical order for restraints must be obtained within one hour.
The patient must be catheterized when in restraints.

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