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Clients in restraints should be monitored often per hospital policy. Restraints should be removed every 2 hours to allow client to ambulate, toilet, and change positions. A new physicians order is required every 24 hours to continue restraints.

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Joint Commission state they should be checked every 15 minutes.

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30 minutes

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every 2 hours

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Q: How often should you check wrist restraints on a patient?
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