A nurse decides that she must apply restraints to her combative patient. She chooses freedom sleeves because of his behaviors and applies them while he is sitting in a chair. Select all of the following advantages to using freedom sleeves as a restraint.

 

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- The patient cannot get out of the chair

- The patient cannot grab a medical device

- The patient cannot bend his arms

- The patient can remove the restraints if he needs to

- The patient can move his arms up and down

Rationale

Freedom sleeves are a type of restraint that are placed around the patient’s elbows and prevent him from bending his arms. The patient can move his arms up and down but cannot bend at the elbows to pull out tubes or cause other damage.

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