The Care recipient (cr) tries to harm himself herself

Try: # speak calmly with the cr to identify what is making them want to harm themselves # stay calm don’t overreact # gently remove the object the cr is using # if the cr is scratching or digging at him or herself gently remove their hands and rub them or hold them in your hands # write down things that happen just before the cr begins this behavior to determine if there is a trigger if something triggers the behavior work to modify the trigger event # lock up prescription and over-the-counter medicines # lock up silverware particularly knives and forks # try a distracting activity such as taking a walk taking a ride working on a puzzle or game or having a snack when the behavior begins

Materials: # pen and paper

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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