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Question:

What does this mean when you've just arrived at the facility to begin your shift and the charge nurse is putting a patient in restraints?

A Check on the patient every 2 hours to assess their basic needs, circulation and bathroom necessities.
Explaination

Understanding that restraints are a measure used to keep a resident from harming themselves and they are not a form of punishment is extremely necessary.  Nursing assistants are still able to care for a resident who is in restraints.