the nurse must investigate further if the client indicates that this has not been done for “quite a few years.” The other statements by the client do not reflect environmental hazards in the home. Test-Taking Strategy: Note the strategic words “investigate further.” These words indicate a negative event query and the need to select the statements by the client that indicate the presence of environmental hazards. Reading each option carefully will direct you to the correct options. Review environmental hazards in the home if you had difficulty with this question. Reference: Perry, A., & Potter, P. (2010). Clinical nursing skills & techniques (7th ed., p. 1062). St. Louis: Mosby. Cognitive Ability: Evaluating Client Needs: Safe and Effective Care Environment Integrated Process: Nursing Process/Evaluation Content Area: Safety Awarded 0.0 points out of 1.0 possible points.
8. 8.ID: 283671491 A nurse performs an evaluation to determine whether a client’s home is electrically safe. Which finding indicates the need for further investigation and intervention? Wiring for the television runs under the carpet. Correct Electrical cords are free of frayed and damaged wires. Electrical kitchen appliances are located away from the sink. A safety-type extension cord is secured to the floor with electrical tape. Rationale: Electrical safety guidelines must be followed to help prevent fires and injuries. These guidelines include the maintaining of electrical equipment in good working order with proper grounding; periodically checking electrical cords and outlets for exposed, frayed, or damage wires and loose or missing parts; avoiding overload of electrical circuits; reading warning labels on all equipment; never operating unfamiliar equipment; using safety-style extension cords and using such cords only when absolutely necessary, securing them to the floor with electrical tape; never running electrical wiring under a carpet; never pulling a plug by the cord; never using electrical appliances near sinks, bathtubs, or other water sources; and disconnecting a plug from the outlet before cleaning the equipment or appliance to which it is attached. Test-Taking Strategy: Note the strategic words “need for further investigation and intervention.” These words indicate a negative event query and the need to select the unsafe finding. Note the words “runs under the carpet” in the correct option. If you had difficulty with this question, review electrical safety guidelines. Reference: Potter, P., & Perry, A. (2009). Fundamentals of nursing (7th ed., p. 842). St. Louis: Mosby. Cognitive Ability: Evaluating Client Needs: Safe and Effective Care Environment Integrated Process: Nursing Process/Evaluation Content Area: Safety
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