[ORNation Listserv] Shackles
sharonlmorris at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 21 01:13:38 EDT 2011
While doing an EGD, a prisoner had arrived to the OR suite with shackles on his ankles and wrists. The wrist shackles were secured to a large leather belt around the patient’s abdomen. In order to obtain an optimal position for the procedure, one of the wrist shackles had to be removed. Two armed guards also accompanied the patient. Once the patient is asleep, should the shackles be removed, and the guards leave the room? Has there been a documented case of a bovie burn due to shackles?
Sharon L. Morris RN,BSN
North Valley Hospital
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