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Do you prefer to move the gurney with the patient facing backwards, or facing forward? Why do you prefer that method? Does your company have a policy on it?
Yup. I agree with you. I buckle people's hands in if they can't keep them inside the stretcher.Thanks guys. The reason I ask is that I've always been taught to wheel the gurney with the pt facing forward to reduce their anxiety, but my partner insists that the gurney be wheeled with the patient facing backwards so the patient can't reach out and grab anything*. I just wanted to check and see what other people had been taught.
*IMO if you warn the patient not to grab anything, and refuse to listen that is grounds to restrain their hands.