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Etymology: Gk, chemeia, alchemy; restringere, to confine
the use of psychotropics, hypnotics, or anxiolytics to control a potentially violent patient.
a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as administration, monitoring, and discontinuation of psychotropic agents used to control an individual's extreme behavior. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
chemical restraintA psychopharmacologic sedative agent used for control or discipline, which is not required to treat medical symptoms.
A sedative or tranquilizer given to a patient to reduce agitation or potentially hazardous behavior.
CAUTION!Psychoactive drugs should be given to patients only when other less invasive and less hazardous means of calming or stabilizing behavior have been exhausted or when there is imminent risk of injury without their use.
See also: restraint
control of an animal so that it can be examined or treated.
see feline restraint bag.
see squeeze cage.
tranquilizers, sedatives and anesthetics are used depending on the wildness of the animal. See also blow dart.
use of various techniques to distract the animal and permit minimal physical restraint, usually used on horses. Examples are tapping or rubbing the head, using a blindfold, pressure on a skin fold, holding an ear, applying a chain shank over the bridge of the nose and use of a war bridle.
includes everything from halters to casting harness for horses, from hog-holders to dog-catchers.