A patient suffering from respiratory failure requires mechanical ventilation. The physician has ordered the patient to be restrained. Which type of restraint is most appropriate in this situation?

Soft limb


•A soft limb restraint can be applied to the patient's wrists to prevent pulling at the endotracheal tube while maintaining patient safety and preventing skin breakdown.

•Four-point restraints should be reserved for patients with a psychiatric illness or altered mental status that pose a risk to themselves or staff members. The use of four-point restraints should be reserved for only extreme situations.

•A vest restraint is used to keep a patient in bed.

•Shackles are metal and used for prisoners.

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