1. Situation: Knowledge and skills in the care of violent clients is vital in the psychiatric unit. A nurseobserves that a client with a potential for violence is agitated, pacing up and down the hallway andmaking aggressive remarks. Which of the following statements is most appropriate to make to thispatient?a. What is causing you to become agitated?b. You need to stop that behavior now.c. You will need to be restrained if you do not change your behavior.d. You will need to be placed in seclusion.2. The nurse closely observes the client who has been displaying aggressive behavior. The nurse
observes that the client’s anger is escalating. Which approach is least helpful for the client at this time?
a. Acknowledge the client’s behavio
rb. Maintain a safe distance from the clientc. Assist the client to an area that is quietd. Initiate confinement measures3. The charge nurse of a psychiatric unit is planning the client assignment for the day. The mostappropriate staff to be assigned to a client with a potential for violence is which of the following:a. A timid nurseb. A mature experienced nursec. an inexperienced nursed. a soft spoken nurse4. The nurse exemplifies awareness of the rights of a client whose anger is escalating by:a. Taking a directive role in verbalizing feelingsb. Using an authoritarian, confrontational approachc. Putting the client in a seclusion roomd. Applying mechanical restraints