You have loosely applied a bed sheet around your client’s waist to prevent a fall from the chair. What have you done?
Ensured the client’s safety which is a high patient care priority
Violated Respondeat Superior
Violated the client’s right to dignity
Committed a crime
Correct Response: D
When you loosely apply a bed sheet around your client’s waist to prevent a fall from the chair, you have falsely imprisoned the client with this make shift restraint. False imprisonment is restraining, detaining and/or restricting a person’s freedom of movement. Using a restraint without an order is considered false imprisonment even when it is done to protect the client’s safety.
Respondeat Superior is the legal doctrine or principle that states that employers are legally responsible for the acts and behaviors of its employees. Respondeat Superior does not, however, relieve the nurse of legal responsibility and accountability for their actions. They remain liable.
There is no evidence in this question that you have violated the client’s right to dignity.