Posted: November 14th, 2017
A 64-year-old client scheduled for surgery with a general anesthetic refuses to remove a set of dentures prior to leaving the unit for the operating room. What would be the most appropriate intervention by the nurse?
A. Explain to the client that the dentures must come out as they may get lost or broken in the operating room
B. Ask the client if there are second thoughts about having the procedure
C. Notify the anesthesia department and the surgeon of the client’s refusal
D. Ask the client if the preference would be to remove the dentures in the operating room receiving area
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