An unlicensed assistive person (UAP) has previously performed client transfers safely on many occasions. It would be inappropriate to delegate this unsupervised task to the UAP under which condition? It is the client's first time out of bed after surgery. The UAP has just returned from an extended leave of absence. The unit has a new wheelchair. The client is older. The nurse is conducting an admission interview. Which response indicates that the nurse is attentively listening to the client's explanations? "Uh-huh," while nodding the head "I'm sorry, say that again?" "Can you explain what your symptoms are like?" "When was the last time you saw a doctor for this?"
In order to gain the necessary information about a client's situation, the nurse must be able to ask open-ended questions. Which question is an example of this type of communication? "Are you having pain?" "Does your pain feel better or worse today?" "What brings you to the hospital?" "Is there anything I can do for you?" A client has been sullen and withdrawn since receiving a cancer diagnosis. As the nurse enters the room, the client asks for assistance with a shower. Which feedback by the nurse is the most appropriate? "Your spouse will be glad to see that you're feeling better." "This is a positive sign. I'll be right back with your supplies." "Taking a shower might wash away some of that gloom and doom." "If you look better, you might feel better." During an interaction between a nurse and client, the nurse conveys respect and an attitude that shows the nurse takes the client's opinions seriously. This would happen during which stage of the working phase? Facilitating and taking action Concreteness Exploring and understanding thoughts and feelings Confrontation A client has just lost her second baby to preterm complications. What is the most therapeutic response by the nurse? "Didn't your doctor advise you about genetic counseling?" "I am so sad for you. I'll stay with you for a while if you need to talk."
"I know how you feel. I have children of my own." "Don't be so sad. You can always try again." Communication among health professionals is a vital component of health care to clients. It can affect the quality of care provided and staff satisfaction. It even plays a role in medical errors and client safety. Which category of conversation is especially difficult, very important for staff to perform well, and yet is often left in silence? Competence Intimidating behaviors Appropriate management Broken rules The nursing student is learning how to communicate with colleagues and clients. Which type of therapeutic communication technique is most important to use when communicating with clients? Attentive listening Physical attending Empathizing Using silence The nurse recognizes that urinary elimination changes may occur even in healthy elders because: elders ignore the need to void. the amount of urine retained after voiding increases.
- Fall '17
- Nursing, UAP, practical nurse