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If a patient cannot sit still during treatment, or prior to treatment, what would you do?
Patients may have trouble remaining still for various reasons. Shakiness, irritability or anxiety may be a symptom of their condition or medications they may be taking. You may need to physically adjust them. You also may need to know how to talk them down if they are feeling excessively anxious or nervous. You may consider answering this question with, "It depends. I ask a lot of questions of my patients when I find out they are undergoing additional treatments or medications, because I know how it can affect them. Helping them to remain calm by setting a tone of being relaxed myself typically makes a difference. I speak in a soothing voice when my patients are nervous and I remind them that I'm there to help and happy to answer questions."
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"It depends. I ask a lot of questions of my patients when I find out they are undergoing additional treatments or medications, because I know how it can affect them. Helping them to remain calm by setting a tone of being relaxed myself typically makes a difference. I speak in a soothing voice when my patients are nervous and I remind them that I'm there to help and happy to answer questions."

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If a patient cannot sit still during treatment, or prior to treatment, what would you do?
I would use the objects available to hold the patient in position.
Make him as much comfortable to maitain the right position.
If a patient were to keep shifting around prior to or during treatment, I would utilize the different pieces of equipment available, such as the hand ring or the leg bolus to keep the patient in the correct position. To keep the patient from feeling like they were being restrained, I would also remind them about the importance of them remaining still during treatment for safety reasons.
I would explain to them the importance of sitting still and run through the safety guide lines. If necessary I would use the available equipment.
I would start by emphasizing the importance of remaining completely still during treatment for greater success overall.
I will explain to them if it is necessary for the treatment and help them trying to sit still; ask them to focus on something; an object in the room to help them sit still.
Utilize different immobilization devices that will help them to hold still such as a ring for the arms to hold on, then tell them the importance of holding still.
You try to find common ground with the patient to help calm them.
Identify what the problem is . Tal to the patient see whats causing it.
Explore possible options to make the patient more comfortable like introducing a knee fix to take pressure of the back or using foam cushions to help with the hard surface of the bed. Explain the rationale behind asking the patient to sit still. Often if the patient knows the reason why it is required they may understand the gravity of lying still and compliance might be less of an issue. I would avoid putting excess pressure on the patient as if the patient get anxious or nervous they will be less likely to sit still. Try to make them feel relaxed and comfortable if possible.
If a patient has trouble staying still for treatment, or if I can tell that even before we begin, I would constantly remind them that they are going to have to sit still for the treatment before and during. I would also explain to the patient that we need to make sure that they are still for the treatment for the treatment to be accurate and we want to make sure that the radiation will be delivered to the area we want it to be and not anywhere else. I will make sure that the patient understands this as well before going ahead with the treatment.
First ask them what is wrong, are they uncomfortable and thats why they are moving? let them know the importance of staying still during treatment and see if that can calm them down to where they will cooperate. If they still just wont stay still, I cannot give them the treatment, maybe have them talk to a nurse or doctor in case they are in pain or have anxiety and maybe its something the nurse or doctor can help with. I would move on in the meantime with treating patients and then check on them making sure they will stay still before treatment before I would begin.
I would ask if there is a specific reason why they are unable to sit still and if there is not I would inform them of the importance in sitting perfectly still while getting treatment and would ask how I could help she/he stay calm and still.
Try and reassure the patient of the treatment procedure and try to calm their nerves by giving them the opportunity to relax.
Determine whether it is a mental state, or something on their mind that is causing them to not want to sit. And then if it is not a mental state, determine if the patient is in pain or if sitting will cause pain. Perhaps call the doctor to get a second opinion.
Notify the radiation oncologist to see if immobilizers can be used or medication to be adminstered that could help.
I would ask the patient if they were uncomfortable. I would probe to see if the forms were the issue. I would also ask them if they were nervous and try to calm there anxieties by going through the procedure and what they should expect during the treatment.
Ask them the reason as to why they cant stay still, talk to them, reassure them and remind the patients the importance of staying still for radiotherapy treatment. if the patient cant stay still after talking to them, I would let my seniors aware of it.
If the patient would have to get any pain medication, I would first make sure patient got it before he enters the treatment room. Make sure I give enough time to the pain medication to work. If the patient is nervous and accordingly, he is struggling to stay still on the bed I would talk to the patient and calm him self down. I would ask him to relax and explain him the importance of staying still during the treatment. If the patient can not manage to say still at all, I would use other supporting immobilization devises to keep the patient in a stable position.
Understand why the patient feels agitated, try to resolve the initial course, explain the procedure and reassure them.
I would check and make sure that the patient was comfortable and that the equipment was not bothering them in anyway. I would also remind them that it was very important that they remain as still as possible during the treatment.
Remind them of the importance and that it is essential to remain still to gain maximum effectiveness of treatment.
Ask the patient if there is a reason for this. Explain how crucial it is that they remain still. If the patient is in pain, get a doctor to prescribe pain relief before reassessing the patients condition and then try again if they are managing better.
Give the patient time to make them feel more at ease and possibly ask the patient what we could do to make them feel more comfortable.
I would ask them what may be causing the fidgeting and suggest that they talk to the nurse to help the relax, manage their pain, or to find a way to help them hold still. I would not treat them if they were unable to hold still.
If the patient could not sit still during treatment, I would interrupt the treatment until the patient could settle and check to ensure their position was still correct for treatment. If it was before treatment, I would discuss with the patient the importance of holding still and try to discuss options that would help, such as taking pain medication if it was due to pain.
I would do my best to talk to the patient to calm them down and reassure that we are doing everything in his/her best interest. I would take my time with the patient and make sure he/she feels comfortable before proceeding to treatment.
Check if they are in pain - provide pain relief. If another issue try to find a way to resolve this perhaps with immobilisation devices or sedation. If still a problem do not treat.
Ask if they are alright and see if anything is going on. If really bad and the patient still wants treatment you may be able to take them down to the nurses station for some medication or notify the doctor if required.
This would have hopefully have been established during their initial CT sim and a optimal solution would need to be determined maybe with a alteration to the protocol with the advice for the Radiation Oncologist for further instructions. Further stabilization could be used depending on the intent and amount of fractions they are having. Straps may be able to be used. If anxiety is the reason maybe some medication can be used or even just more continual reassurance/ communication during their treatment.
I would use a mold or mask to help the patient stay in place.
Ask what the problem is. Has this been any issue since simulation?Is the doctor aware of it and has allowances been made?
I would ask why they could not sit still and see if there was anything I could do to help keep the patient still. I would also consider postponing the intervention until the patient is comfortable.
Ensure that the patient is aware of the risks of moving, and the importance of remaining still. Assess why the patient is cmoving, e. G. Pain, irritated, nervous, incompliant. Etc. And take appropriate steps to alleiviate these reasons. E. G. Pain medication, sedation, or ways to deal with stress eg. Music.
I would explain the importance of remaining in the same position but I would also try to assist them in finding out why they were unable to remain still.
I would discuss with the patient the reasons why it is necessary to remain still during treatment and ask if there is a cause behind the movement. I. E whether they are anxious, we could ask if we could help with arm supports or offer advise on how to place their hands.If they were a pelvis patient I would enquire whether their they are uncomfortable in repects to their bladder filling .
Find the reason behind the patient not being able to stay still. For example, if the patient is nervous and shaking, maybe suggesting relaxation techniques may help. In extreme situations, sedatives could be used if consent is given by the patient and the doctor prescribing it. If movement is a medical condition of the patient, they could take any medication they have to reduce movement. A general anaesthetic could also be used if the treatment was a single fraction and allowed by the oncologist. If none of the above is working, it would be safer to find an alternative method of treatment.
If they patient was already recieving treatment I would immediatly beam off and find the cause of the issue. If it was prior to beaming on, for example during set up they were having trouble maintaing position due to discomfort or pain I would suggest they see the nurse to relieve their discomfort so they can have treatment and remain in position.
Approach and let them know it is important for us that we treat the same anatomy every day but primarily for them.
Talk to them and try to calm them down. They could be anxious for which I would use my patient care and communication skills to make them feel as relaxed as possible.
First, I would make sure they understood why it is important to remain still. Then, I would ask if there was something that was hurting them that I could help with, and if I was unable to resolve the issue I would stop the treatment and report it to my lead radiation therapist.
Ask them to stay as still as possible while the treatment is occurring.
Use equipment availabe which can assist the patient to stay still as it is very important that the correct are is receiving the dose of radiation,
It depends on the situation whether the patient has problem with the starting or it occured due to the side effect of radiotherapy. If in the starting then we ll go with anesthesia or in the middle we will give a break untill the patient is fit for radiotherapy.
I would stress the importance of why it is critical to remain still, explaining that if they move healthy tissues are being damaged.
Ensure patient has been educated on importance of keeping still during treatment. As patient if there is a particular reason the are having difficulty staying still- pain, anxiety discomfort. Address issue- medication, possible change in patient position/immobilisation equipment. Possibly construct further immobilisation devices. Music for relaxation. Discuss issue with senior/RO if necessary.
I would refer back to the notes that what was taking during previous treatments. If no statement would be found, I will asked the sims tech if there was a vacloc made for the patient and go from there.
Ask the oncologist if it would be possible to change her treatment plan.
Depends on the case, theres the possibility they need to be given a mild sedative, or Ativan to help them relax, therefore would contact doctor/nurse and have them be seen.
I would first calm them down and then use extra immobilization devices to help them stay still.
I would talk to them and try and settle them it maybe that they are nervous and a word of encouragement maybe what they need. If that is not the case I will not be able to proceed with treatment if they are unable to stay composed as it will risk damaging healthy parts of the body.
If a patient can not sit still during treatment, I would hold off on treatment until they can further get comfortable and help them receive comfort.
I would sit down with the patient and explain in a calm manner, why it is so imperitive that they do not move, and ask them to explain why, if they are anxious.
It depends on the particular situation. If the patient could not sit still because they are in pain, then I would ask them if they are on pain relief. After assessing the degree of pain I would either get them to take regular pain-killers or get something stronger prescribed then allow enough time for the pain-relief medication to kick in before commencing the treatment. I would also advice them to take pain-relief 40-45 minutes before their treatment time in future.
Determine if this is because of pain as they may need more pain relief prior to having their treatment. If this is not the issue I would reiterate that we need them to be still for their treatment and we could try reminding them of this by talking to them via the intercom. If they are still unable to stay still we may need to inform they RO to determine what they would be happy with and what they would like to to.
Ask them if there is anything I can do to make them feel more comfortable.
Use an imobolization device and consistently remind them how inportant it was to stay still. If they were still having trouble remaining still, I would speak to the doctor and other therapists to see what else would could try to do to prevent them from moving.
If they cannot hold still during treatment then we would have to discuss with the doctor a course of action. If it occurred prior to treatment, then I would see if taking my time and letting the patient settled calmed their nerves.
Instruct the nurse, talk to them, try to calm them down, have them take anti-anxiety medicine ativan.
Speak to the patient and explain why it is important to keep still, comfort them and reassure them about the precautions taken throughout the procedure. Ask if anything in particular is bothering them, try and find a solution if possible.
Calm the patient down, allow them to breath, offer some water and take your time with them.
I would position the patient in the most comfortable position he can tolerate exposing the site.
Calm the patient down, give them reassurance that they will be fine and rt treatment will not hurt and is for their benefit. May offer them a glass of water or couple moment to get them to feel comfortable.
Speak to them to establish if they are nervous, if so, try to put them at ease. If it is not related to them being nervous perhaps a sedative may be an option.
Describe how important it is to remain still for the patient during the procedure. Ask questions as to the cause of why the patient cannot remain still.
I would ask them if they are moving because they are nervous, and if so might have them see the doctor to see if they can be put on some anxiety medication prior to treatment.
The patient may have anxiety so I would consult the patients doctor and see if they would consider some anxiety medication. During the treatment though, I would use restraints and other mobile devices to help keep the patient still.
Check the source of the problem. If it is anxiety related, try to calm the patient by offering reassurance and assistance. If it is due to a medical condition, ensure that the patient is taking the relevant medication at a time for them to be effective during the treatment.
Talk to the patient and try to get the patient in a comfortable position.
I would ask if the patient is nervous/anxious about the treatment. Give him a chance to ask any questions or to express any concerns. In addition, I would illiterate the importance of staying still during the treatment. And ask whether the patient is able to cooperate with us to let us help him. If the patient has a medical condition that prevents him to stay still then I will ask for his consent to use immobilizing tools to help with the position.
I would consult with my senior as the whether or not it would be appropriate to give the patient their treatment. If we could not come to a decision we would consult the doctor in charge and ask if he was happy for the patient to be treated. I would not treat the patient if I was not confident that the patient would not be in danger if we decided to treat.
Adjust the stabalisation equipment to assist patient in maintaing the required position. If the cause is anxiety, speak to the patient, educate them on what is involved, reassure them of the treatment plans, and advise them on the importance of maintaining the same position throughout treatment.
Support them the best way you can.
I would kindly and calmly ask them to sit quietly while also showing some confidence. If the problem persists I would ask for assistance for someone to help me hold them down with permission.
Find out why they can not sit still, with the aim of solving the issue. If it is not possible to get the patient to sit still, assess if the movement will have an impact on the treatment accuracy and consider treatment intent. If it is not possible to treat due to moving, the clinician should be contacted to find out how they wish to proceed.
Communicate effectively with the patient, establish the reasonings for this, are they uncomfortable, unable to tolerate the position, pain control. Remind them why it is essential to remain still.
Try to coach them through it, give music preference, let their loved one come in for set up, if not refer to Doc for ativan perhaps.
If all measures are exhausted to try to talk the patient through the treatment, then the doctor will need to be notified in order to give the patient medication to help with their anxiety.
Get the rn and suggest the dr prescribe something for the patients agitation.
Stop treatment if they are moving while being treated then ask them to hold still.
Ask how we can accommodate patients needs in order to help them be able to.
If a patient cannot be still during treatment, I would suggest that treatment be postponed for the day and suggest ways to relax prior to treatment the next day. if this does not work medication may need to be prescribed by the doctor to help the patient to relax.
I would try to make them as comfortable as possible, in hopes that trying different ideas may help them to sit sill during their treatment. If that did not work than I would see if their Radiation Oncologist was present so they may be able to provide some assistance.
Talk to them to calm them down, ask them what would help to keep them still. Be patient to them and relax.
Ask them what's wrong, ask if they would like to proceed with treatment.
Ask them what's wrong, ask if they would like to proceed with treatment.
Tools such as moulds can be used to help the patient remain in a still position throughout the treatment.
The treatment of ill patients.
Give them a hand or gently with their permission hold them still.
Thoroughly explain the treatment to the patient, and ask them if they would like to speak with the doctor prior to treatment.
Stop the treatment immediately.
I would explain to the patient what position they will need to be in during the treatment delivery, and the importance of staying still. I would then ask them if they think that they feel that they would be able to maintain this position, and if there is anything they feel might help them to do so.
Do not continue the treatment.
I would first explain how it is important for them to stay still and if this would not work I will assist them with other available equipment to support them during the treatment.
Postpone treatment and get the doctor.
I would explain to him/her the importance of maintaining still and if need be I would use certain equipment a available to be to keep them still.
Try and relax them, give them a few minutes to calm down/give water etc. If they have medical conditions to adapt their position such as strapping arm.
Try and talk to the patient to figure out what is making them anxious and then try to talk them into calming down, assuring them nothing is going to touch or hurt them and explain the importance of holding still.
I would talk to the patient as they maybe feeling anxious or nervous about the treatment. I would talk them through the procedure step by step so they know exactly what to expect so they are not alarmed and also explain why they need to stay still during the treatment.
Ask the patient if there is any problem, explain that importance of keeping still during treatment image daily if patient continues.
Use of masks, molds or casts to sit the patient still and straight prior to treatment. Can talk to them before treatment to try and ease them and relax them.
Investigate why the patient cant stay still for instance if the patient is in pain, nervous, scared of the machine etc. Communicate and explain to the patient the importance of staying still and how movement effects the accuracy of the treatment. If patient is still uncompliant do not deliver treatment.
Talk through the treatment with the patient to allow them to feel calm and trust that they are doing the right thing for them.
I would talk to the patient and explain the treatment which they are undertaking to relax them and reassure that support is to improve them and make the experience as good as it can be.
I would explain the treatment which they were under go to relax the patient. This will reassure the patient in the treatment which will help them.
Ask the patient what we can do to make them more comfortable during treatment. Sometimes little things such as listening to music, or hearing the therapist voice can help calm a patients nerves.
Communicate with them to find out their needs, reassure them accordingly, use immobilisation, communicate with them through out their treatment process. Imaging. I had a chest patient whom I had to read to once before over the intercom during treatment to calm them.
I would sit down and talk with them, asking if they are worried about what is going on and try to explain to them in a calm tone.
I would use available equipment such a hand ring, foot band etc. To keep them in the same position as to not effect treatment.
Keep asking them to stay still, ask if theyre in any pain, if so try and adjust to make it better for them such as adding additional bedding tot he couch.
I would not try to advance the treatment until I find out the deeper meaning behind why they're unsettled. I wouldn't be afraid to ask them questions about why they can't sit still or why they are feeling nervous. I would also take the time to fully re-explain the procedure to make sure they understand what is going on, then would continue to explain what I am doing, step-by-step.
You restrain them with straps or other things to keep them from moving.
Attempt to treat standing or reschedule for another day.
If the patient couldn't stay still during the treatment this could be because of nervous feelings so I would reassure the patient that they are not alone in the process. They have the support of all professionals and their family and friends.
Talk to them, show they can trust me and allow them to relax (have a min to think about their situation)
Attempt to treat standing or reschedule for another day.
If the patient couldn't stay still during the treatment this could be because of nervous feelings so I would reassure the patient that they are not alone in the process. They have the support of all professionals and their family and friends.
Wrap the hands so they cant move.
I would inform the patients how that would affect the treatment or maybe use a tape to keep the area still if appropriate depending on the site treated. If it happens during treatment then, I would stop the treatment and go in the room and set up the patient again if the move Is too large such that it would compromise the treatment.
Stay calm, try to talk to them and provide reassurance.
Stay calm, speak softly and be reassuring in attempt to help ease a patients nerves.
I would use the many different equipment to try and keep the patient fixed in position. Also, explain the importance of keeping still during treatment.
Ask the patient if anything is uncomfortable. Speak to the patient to try and gage if anything had changed or bothering them. Any side effects that may be stopping them from keeping still. Patients may need time out and or further pain killers.
I would first ensure that the patient is not in any sort of pain. If nervousness or anxiety is the issue I would spend the time to talk with the patient to help calm their nerves. Lastly I would stress the importance of staying very still and proceed with administering the treatment.
Ask if there is anything we could do to make them comfortable, whether it is physically doing something for them or ease any worried they have.
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Ask them to relax and take some deep breaths. Talk to them about their family to keep them distracted. Perhaps see if they are eligable to have tramadol or other stress relieving medications from the nurses to help relax them. Oncology health/ support staff to speak to them.
I would give the patient a few minutes to see if he/she could sit still. If that didn't work, I would call the nurse/doctor and explain to them what was going on.
First I will speak with the patien to explain while it is important to remain still durning treatment. If this doesn't accomplish the goal then I would speak with the nurses to see if we can give them something to relax then.
Talk to the patient and find out what is causing the patient to move - if pain, organise pain relief. Explain the importance of remaining still through out the treatment.
Try and get them to calm down and do breathing exercises with them so they move less ad are comfortable.
Prior to treatment I would ask them if they were ok and if they wanted to go for a walk before their treatment. During treatment I would explain to them how important it is for them to remain still and explain why.
Try to explain to them the importance of staying still during treatment. If patient can't sit still due to pain then try to inform the doctor and see if medication is an option.
Explain to them that the accuracy of their treatment requires them to sit still.
Attempt to relax the patient talk them to calm there newrves.
I would not be able to treat if the patient can not stay still during treatment. I would try to talk to the patient and try to make them as comfortable as possible.
I would talk to them and insure that there will be nothing wrong and there is nothing to be scared of. They need to know that they are a strong person on the inside and nothing can beat them down.
Recommend they take a mild sedative if possible.
I would remind the patient of the importance of staying as still as possible. Also, I may consult with the radiation oncologist to see if anything can be done in terms of medication.
Ask them if they are uncomfortable, either with the physical setup or whether they are anxious about something. If they are physically uncomfortable, it is essential that they understand they must be in their planned treatment position and that the treatment will only take 5-10 minutes. If they are anxious, it is important to talk them through the process, answer their questions and reassure them that the procedure will be quick and harmless.
Speak with them and explain what's going on. Guided imagery. See RN for management.
Immobilization devices or anestesia.
Pause the treatment and see if they are ok. set them up all over and start from the last beam. if they can't sit still talk to a nurse and see if they can take anything and come back for treatment.
I would calmly talk to the person and have them try to understand how important this treatment is to helping them feel better. Going at it at an aggressive, impatient way is not going to work because we have to assume that they are uncomfortable and maybe scared.
I would calmly talk to them and let them know that we are only trying to help and we can't help if they don't sit still. Having patience and understanding is key. It's important to understand that these patients might be uncomfortable and maybe scared, but once they understand that sitting still will help them feel better, they might relax and do so.
Help the patient to relax and feel at ease.
You would talk to the patient privately, and understand what the patients needs are if there is anything wrong. Then explain to the patient the importance of keeping still for the treatment and that its beneficial, and when the patients is calm, ask if they could try again if they wanted to.
Discuss with registrar regarding possibility of a relaxing anti enxiety medication such as benzo-diazepine.
Speak to the patient empathetically and ask them what the problem is. Attempt to calm them down.
Try to find a position that is most comfortable to the patient. Use immobilization devices if needed.
I would speak to the patient and find out how they are. It could be that they are anxious about the treatment, so I would try to reassure them and calm them down. If anxiety is not the issue I would explain the importance of staying still for the duration of treatment. Another reason for not staying still could be due to feeling uncomfortable. If this was the case I would find out how to make the patient feel more comfortable while not changing too much the position of that patient.
Try to look at what immobilisation aids could be used to change their position and thus facilitate treatment.
Contact the doctor and see what we can do help the patient be most comfortable but still providing the best quality care and accurate treatments.
If a patient could not sit still I would use equipment given in the room. For instance, the hand ring or the leg bolus to help keep them in the same position. I would also explain the procedure to reassure them and encourage them during the treatment.
Immobilise patient with straps so as not to treat the wrong area.
Ask for assistance by another team member.
Make sure the patient is as comfortable as possible. If that does not work contact the nurse or doctor to see if anything else can be done.
Depending on the specific circumstance, I would find out what the cause of there restlessness was and do my best to make them feel comfortable.
First I need to know why she/he cannot sit down. Ask question and learn more about her current condition. According to the condition she is in now, I would try to recommend different way to approach the treatment that has same or similar benefit.
Use immobilization devices or don't treat.
Talk to them reassure them, use prosthesis or alternative resources to help them be comfortable. Talk them through the process. Be kind and gentle and reassuring as possible.
Tell them to sit still and explain to them the repurcussions if they dont?
Ensure appropriate immobilisation is in place and find ways to aid in the patient's comfort.
Inquire about why they are unable to sit still and explain the importance of remaining still during treatment.
Talk them through it once more in attempt to calm them down and make them feel comfortable.
I will help the patient without hesitating yet I will wear protective clothes.
Assess patient by nurses.
I will assist that patient but if the situation is really bad then I will find a way to admunister the treatment without he or she sitting.
At first, I would ask the patient to see if there is any problems (i. E. Pain or discomfort) and the inform the patient in regards to the situation. Ensuring that the patient knows the importance of staying still during treatment by consulting them that the treatment of radiotherapy is an tailored- made treatment for every every patient. Keeping still during the entire treatment allows an accurate and precise treatment delivery that satisfy the treatment aim. If the positioning of the patient are different in comparison to the planned position then unnecessary dose of radiation would be prescribed to healthy tissues and even risk structures which could cause the severity of side effects to increase or even the induction of other side effects. (i. E for a prostate patient, if their positioning are not within our tolerance, then they could experience bowel problems such as diarrhoea or bladder related problems such as cystitis.
We will use exit bar and ensure if patient is ok with it.
I would perform an assessment on the patient and try to figure out the reasons why they are unable to sit still. I would act according to their answer. If it has something to do with patient comfort, I would try to see what I can do to try to make things as comfortable as possible for the patient. For example, sometimes we would cut holes in the masks for patients if they were feeling claustrophobic as long as it did not interfere with the setup and treatment area. Sometimes patients are cold, so offering them a warm blanket could help as well. If it is an issue with pain, might have to send the patient to the pager nurse or the doctor for a proper assessment and see if they could offer them any medication.
Ask them what the problem is and see if there is anything I can do to assist. They may need to see the nurses or the doctor to assist with pain control.
I would help the patient to lay down for the treatment and make sure he/she is in a comfort situation.
I would have the patient talk to the nurse or the doctor to see if we can get something to help the patient be still. I would also utilize more immobilization devices to keep the patient still during treatment.
Speak kindly to this patient. Anxiety is a burden and it affects a lot of people. Meditation, relaxation, and visualization could help them. Maybe ask them what kind of music they like and play that for them. Or try to talk through the intercom during treatment to help them visualize something else. It's helps to have a good patient - therapist relationship.
I would talk to them and figure out a way to be still.
I would talk to them to try and ease their nerves and use restraints.
Consider talking to doctor to be able to prescribe calming measures for patient.
Stop the treatment and assess whether it is a suitable treatment for them.
Treatment that is not of curative intent. This can be to prevent bleeding, to provide pain relief or to extend life.
Create immobilization devices, notify the ordering doctor about it and see if anesthesia is an option.
I would try talking to the patient first, use a safety belt, and continue to talk to them through the intercom during treatment to remind them to stay still; if the patient still persists to move and cannot hold still I would not deliver treatment. I would then call the doctor and explain that the patient can not hold still during treatment.
Find out why that is and try to remove the cause.
During treatment, I would beam off and go in the room to communicate with the patient they would need to stay still. If they cannot stay still, I would get them off of the table and call the referring Physician to make the decision of what to do in regards of treatment.
Comfort them and ask them what their worries are. Aim to give them as much information as possible to help settle their nerves and explain exactly what will happen throughout the treatment process.
Stop the treatment and see how we would be able to make them more comfortable for them to relax and stay still.