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Identifying and Intervening in Patient Crisis Quiz

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1. Which of the following is the first step in crisis intervention?

2. A patient is exhibiting signs of severe anxiety and agitation. Which intervention should a nurse prioritize to de-escalate the situation?

3. In dealing with a patient in crisis, why is it important to use simple, direct language?

4. When a patient is in a crisis, establishing which of the following is crucial for effective intervention?

5. A patient presenting with suicidal thoughts needs immediate intervention. Which of the following actions by the nurse is most appropriate?

6. A patient in crisis express feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. Which of the following is an effective first step for the nurse to take?

7. Which intervention is essential when dealing with a patient expressing violent thoughts towards others?

8. A patient crisis involves intense emotional distress. The nurse notices the patient's breathing is rapid and shallow. Which technique should the nurse suggest to help the patient regain control?

9. In assessing a patient in crisis, it's crucial to identify if they have access to means that could facilitate self-harm. Which question is most appropriate to ascertain this?

10. Effective communication with a patient in crisis involves active listening. Which of the following is a key component of active listening?