Company policy not to allow the patient to walk. Stupid I know. Some rules are meant to be broken. Plus I was preventing PE's.
They have those policies for the sole purpose of defending themselves from lawsuit- as they set up the 'qualified immunity' defense if your working for a government contractor or other government provider. If you break policy, chances are that you use 'qualified immunity' and then it all comes down as to the facts and circumstances as to exactly why you broke policy- and lawyers have a way of twisting facts.