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KOZIER -CHAPTER 32 - Safety

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KOZIER -CHAPTER 32 - Safety
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Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, 8e
Berman, Snyder, Kozier, ErbCopyright 2008 by Pearson Education, Inc.
Chapter
32
Safety
 
Copyright 2008 by Pearson Education, Inc.
Question 1
Because a hospitalized elderly femaleclient, who ambulates with a walker, isreceiving diuretics which results infrequent trips to the bathroom at night,the nurse should perform which of thefollowing?
1.Leave the bathroom light on.2.Withhold the client’s diuretic medication.3.Provide a bedside commode.4.Keep the side rails up.
 
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Rationales 1
Leaving the light on would assist theclient in locating the bathroom, butwould not reduce the risk of falling whenrushing to the bathroom. The nurse cannot withhold a client’smedication without consultation with thephysician.
Correct.
 
A bedside commode decreasesthe number of steps required to reachthe goal.Rails up would increase the risks of fallsas well as falling from a greater distance.

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