Which of the following methods is INCORRECT when working with a TBI patient with a Rancho Level IV?
A. Work in a quiet environment with minimal distracters B. Maintain a predictable daily structure and routine C. Be calm and confident in your approach with the patient D. Maintain the activity despite agitation from patient
Maintain the activity despite agitation from patient
D is the correct answer. During this stage of recovery, we want to decrease the patients agitation by attempting to normalize the environment (A,B) and. providing consistency and predictability that counters their confusion (C). If a patient becomes agitated or restless during an activity, change the activity or move to another environment. Source: Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction.