Which action should the nurse-manager take? The staff of an outpatient clinic has formed a task force to develop new procedures for swift, safe evacuation of the unit. The new procedures haven't been reviewed, approved, or shared with all personnel. When a nurse-manager receives word of a bomb threat, the task force members push for evacuating the unit using the new procedures.
A. Determine that the procedures currently in place must be followed and direct staff to follow them without question. B. Tell staff members to use whatever procedures they feel are best. C. Ask staff members to quickly meet among themselves and decide what procedures to follow. D. Tell staff members to assemble in the staff lounge, where she will quickly gather opinions about evacuation procedures before deciding what to do.
In many buildings and companies, there are certain procedures that must be implemented and followed when there is an emergency like a fire, tornado in the area or bomb threat. For example, schools frequently hold fire drills. These are drills and that means that there really isn’t a fire in the building. It is done to make sure that the students and teachers know what to do and where to go in the case that there is a true fire.
The same can be said of hospitals. If a new evacuation procedure is decided upon, then it is necessary to train the staff. However, when a bomb threat really does occur, the nurse-manager must determine that the procedures currently in place must be followed and direct staff to follow them without question.
Determine that the procedures currently in place must be followed and direct staff to follow them without question.-rationale: in an emergency such as a bomb scare, the nurse-manager must determine, without hesitation, the best action for the safety and welfare of clients and staff. allowing staff members to do whatever they think best will cause confusion and inefficient client evacuation because no one will know how to function effectively as a team during the crisis. a staff meeting would waste valuable time.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: analysisreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 115.