An 81-year-old female client has presented to the emergency department accompanied by her daughter with whom she lives. the daughter states that her mother has experienced a recent series of falls, which have resulted in her facial and arm bruises. the client smells of urine and is noticeably emaciated, unkempt, and is anxious while the daughter berates her during the nurse's assessment. what is the nurse's responsibility in this situation?

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/05/2020 - 11:59 PM

Answered by admin AT 28/05/2020 - 11:59 PM

An 80-year-old is seen in the emergency department for a fall. The client has bruises on the upper arms and appears depressed. The client is accompanied by a grandchild, who is unkempt, glassy-eyed, and whose breath smells of alcohol. Which of the following should be a priority with the nurse?Assess whether the older adult is safe in the home environment.
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