Iím am currently taking a break in our high reliability organization training. This is unacceptable in every way and reportable to the state. A bed alarm is not a restraint at all! This should not be happening. Poor mom. Can you move her facility? Or you tell them you are going to report this to the state and they need to find a solution.
A bed alarm is absolutely appropriate. This patient also needs to be moved right by the nurses station so they can see if he gets out of his room. If they arenít willing to right this, move her to another facility.
But I can guarantee you a threat to call the state will straighten them right up.
And good for you for standing your ground with your family. You donít need that cr@p.