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Test-Taking Strategy: Focus on the subject, preventing accidental needlesticks, to answer the question. Visualize each of the options and how the action might or might not prevent a needlestick. This will help you answer correctly. Review standard precautions if you had difficultywith this question.Reference: Ignatavicius, D., & Workman, M. (2010). Medical-surgical nursing:Patient-centered collaborative care(6th ed., pp. 368, 369). St. Louis: Saunders.Cognitive Ability: ApplyingClient Needs: Safe and Effective Care EnvironmentIntegrated Process: Teaching and LearningContent Area: Infection Control Awarded 0.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. 11.11.ID: 283673758
A nurse is reading an article about the role of the American Red Cross (ARC) in a disaster. Which of the following responsibilities does the article ascribe to the ARC? Declaring a disaster Providing disaster relief Correct Activating disaster medical assistant teams Incorrect Developing a federal disaster response plan Rationale: The ARC has been given authority by the federal government to provide disaster relief.This organization works with the government in developing and testing community disaster plans, identifying and training personnel for disaster response, working with businesses and labor organizations to identify resources and people for disaster work, and educating the public about ways to prepare for disasters. Other responsibilities include operating shelters, providing assistance to meet immediate emergency needs, and providing disaster health services. Declaring a disaster, developing a federal disaster response plan, and activating disaster medical assistant teams are responsibilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Test-Taking Strategy: Focus on the subject, the roles and responsibilities of the ARC. Read each option carefully and think about the parties involved in each action in the options; this will directyou to the correct option. Review the roles of the ARC in a disaster if you had difficulty with this question.Reference: Maurer, F., & Smith, C. (2009). Community/public health nursing practices: Health for families and populations(4th ed., p. 565). Philadelphia: Saunders.Cognitive Ability: UnderstandingClient Needs: Safe and Effective Care EnvironmentIntegrated Process: Teaching and LearningContent Area: Disasters Awarded 0.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. 12.12.ID: 283674187
A home care nurse visits a client who lives in a small apartment to perform an admission assessment. During the home safety assessment, the client asks the nurse whether it is safe to use a space heater. What is the appropriate response by the nurse? “A space heater should never be used in an apartment.” “A space heater can be used as long as it is kept at a low setting at all times.” “A space heater can be used as long as it is kept in the bedroom at night in case a fire occurs.” “A space heater can be used as long as it’s placed at least 3 feet from anything that may ignite.” Correct Rationale: Space heaters must be used appropriately because of the risk of fire. A space heater