Posted: September 27th, 2017
A nurse is orienting a new client to the unit when another client rushes down the hallway and asks the nurse to sit down and talk. The client requesting the nurse’s attention is extremely manipulative and uses socially acting-out behaviors when demands are unmet. The nurse should:
1. Suggest that the client requesting attention speak with another staff member
2. Leave the new client and talk with the other client to avoid precipitating acting out behavior
3. Tell the interrupting client to sit down and be patient, stating, “I’ll be back as soon as possible.”
4. Introduce the two clients and suggest that the client join the new client and the nurse on the tour
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