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  •  Various reasons. Intubated patients (5+ / 0-)
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    mayim, a gilas girl, AoT, susanala, Avila

    almost always have wrist ties to keep them from inadvertently pulling the tube out from confusion, extreme discomfort, etc. And the tubes are very well secured to the patients head and neck.

    A patient under guard in a hospital room, even if a paraplegic, is usually handcuffed to the bedrails. Rarely conviction or some diagnoses may decrease how much restraint is applied. New moms are pretty unfettered. Even though the unit he is in is critical care, it wouldn't surprise me if he is in 4 point (all limbs) leather restraints. Varies by region, institution and law enforcement agency providing guard. In those circumstances, an attempt to rescue the criminal is usually the biggest risk.

     Lockdown unit at Denver Health has all the security of any jail. A sheriff must be at the open door anytime a health care worker, housekeeper or other sheriff is in the room. The rooms are all under surveillance and the light has to be on all night so the patients can be easily visualized.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:46:38 AM PDT

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