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Mental Health Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 11 :

Suicide Prevention

Quiz 11 :

Suicide Prevention

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A nurse is caring for a client who has threatened to commit suicide by hanging. The client states, "I'm going to use a knotted shower curtain when no one is around." Which information would determine the nurse's plan of care for this client?
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A

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A client is admitted to an inpatient unit after a suicide attempt. The health-care provider prescribes amitriptyline (Elavil) for the client. Which would the nurse expect to be initiated to maintain this client's safety upon discharge?
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B

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During a one-to-one session with a client, the client states, "Nothing will ever get better," and, "Nobody can help me." Which nursing diagnosis is most appropriate for this client?
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D

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The family of a suicidal client is very supportive and requests more facts related to caring for their family member after discharge. Which information would the nurse provide?
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A stockbroker commits suicide after being convicted of insider trading. In speaking with the family, which statement by the nurse demonstrates accurate and appropriate sharing of information?
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A nurse is caring for four clients diagnosed with major depressive disorder. When considering each client's belief system, the nurse would conclude which client would potentially be at higher risk for suicide than the other clients?
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During the planning of care for a suicidal client, which correctly written outcome would be a nurse's first priority?
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Which client data indicates that a suicidal client is participating in a plan for safety?
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A client diagnosed with major depressive disorder with psychotic features hears voices commanding self-harm. The client refuses to commit to developing a plan for safety. Which would be the nurse's priority intervention at this time?
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The treatment team is making a discharge decision regarding a previously suicidal client. Which client assessment information should a nurse recognize as contributing to the team's decision?
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A suicidal client says to the nurse, "There's nothing to live for anymore." Which is the most appropriate nursing reply?
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The nurse discovers a client's suicide note that details the time, place, and means to commit suicide. Which would be the priority nursing intervention and the rationale for this action?
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A client is newly committed to an inpatient psychiatric unit. Which nursing intervention best lowers this client's risk for suicide?
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After years of dialysis, an 84-year-old client states, "I'm exhausted, depressed, and done with these attempts to keep me alive." Which question would the nurse ask the client's spouse when preparing a discharge plan of care?
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Which documented intervention would the nurse implement first when caring for a severely depressed client?
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Which information would the nursing instructor include about suicide in the elderly population when teaching nursing students?
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A client with a history of three suicide attempts has been taking fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1 month. The client suddenly presents with a bright affect, rates mood at 9/10, and is much more communicative. Which action would be the nurse's priority at this time?
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Which statement best describes the classification of suicide?
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Which statement made by a nursing student indicates that learning regarding suicide has been successful?
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Which is a correctly written, appropriate outcome for a client with a history of suicide attempts who is currently exhibiting symptoms of low self-esteem by isolating self?
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