A client presents to the emergency department delirious and combative. The client becomes a danger to himself and to the staff caring for him. Which of the following actions is most appropriate?
Apply wrist restraints to the client and check every 15 minutes.
Recruit other nursing staff to help hold the client in bed.
Remove all objects from the client’s room that could cause harm, leave the client alone and assign a security officer outside the client’s room.
Administer intramuscular sedative medication to the client.
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