Objective To investigate the application effects of new-type glove constraint in intensive care unit. Methods A total of 113 eligible patients were randomly divided into two groups by random digits table method, of which 59 patients used the traditional restraint for body constraint in the control group while 54 patients applied the new-type glove constraint in the treatment group. The skin conditions of restraint position, tube coming off and the satisfaction of patients and relatives were compared between two groups. Results The incidence of skin abnormality at restraint position was 0 in the treatment group and 13.6%(8/59) in the control group. The difference had statistical significance (χ2=7.880, P<0.01). The satisfaction of patients and relatives was 33.3%(18/54) in the treatment group and 5.1%(3/59) in the control group, and the difference had statistical significance (χ2=16.619, P<0.01). Conclusions The use of new-type glove constraint may give a maximum activity space to patients;reduce patient′s psychological adverse impacts;and decrease the skin and body damages. It is worthy of clinical promotion and application.
Patients in intensive care unit were more critically ill, and often accompanied by dottiness and restless. In order to avoid the adverse events and self-injury, body constraints were often used on the patients. Therefore, this paper would discuss the ethics of body constraints and give the suggestions. According to the literature review and the analysis of the clinical nursing experience of relevant ethical principles, data was collected. The principle of informed consent, respect, and harmless was hard to decide on the issue of body constraints for patients in ICU. Nurses might pay attention to the application of ethical principles, and strengthen the humanistic care. On the issue of body constraints for ICU patients, nurses might pay special attention to the application of possible ethics principles in nursing process and reduce the application of the body constraints, and promote the physical and mental comfort of patients. It reflected the progress of the humanistic solicitude in the current clinical nursing and important value.