When assigning the suicidal patient to a room on the unit,the nurse should select a:
A) Single room near the exit
B) Double room near the exit
C) Single room near the nurse's station
D) Double room near the nurse's station
A suicidal patient agreed on day 2 of hospitalization to write and sign a "no self-harm contract." As a result of this contract,the health care team should plan to:
A) Discontinue suicide precautions.
B) Base the level of observation on staff assessment.
C) Reduce observation to observing the patient every hour.
D) Reduce one-to-one observation to observing the patient every 15 minutes.
There are several suicidal patients on the psychiatric unit.When meal trays are returned to the kitchen,a serrated-edge knife is missing.The nurse to whom the aide reports this should:
A) Acknowledge the information and be watchful for the remainder of the shift.
B) Ask each of the patients on suicide precautions where the knife is hidden.
C) Report the information to the charge nurse and suggest a unit search.
D) Report the information to security and let them handle the matter.
To maximize therapeutic care to a newly admitted suicidal patient on days 1 and 2 of hospitalization,the nurse will:
A) Select appropriate community resources for referral.
B) Identify patient areas of weakness and deficiency.
C) Encourage the patient to express psychological pain.
D) Refute delusional thinking by logical argument and reinforcement.