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Which suggestion by the home care nurse best addresses this concern? A client with end-stage heart failure is preparing for discharge. The client and his caregiver meet with the home care nurse and voice their concern that setting up a hospital bed in the bedroom will leave him feeling isolated.

Which suggestion by the home care nurse best addresses this concern? A client with end-stage heart failure is preparing for discharge. The client and his caregiver meet with the home care nurse and voice their concern that setting up a hospital bed in the bedroom will leave him feeling isolated.

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A. Place a chair in the bedroom so guests can visit with the client.
B. Set up the hospital bed in the family room so the client can be part of household activities.
C. Set up the hospital bed in the bedroom so the client can rest in a quiet environment.
D. Set up the hospital bed in the bedroom so the client can be assessed in a quiet environment.

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W. Mocroft

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Answered Nov 27, 2018

Option B - set up the hospital bed in the family room so the client can be part of the household activities is correct. If the bed is in the family room the client will not feel isolated because the client will be part of household activities.
Placing a chair in the bedroom so guest can visit with the client will make the client feel isolated when no one is with the client in the room.

Setting up a bed in the bedroom for a purpose of rest and assessment in quiet environment is not enough reason to isolate the client. The client can have a good rest in the family room, the client can also be assessed in the family room.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Set up the hospital bed in the family room so the client can be part of household activities.-rationale: the client should be kept actively involved in the household to prevent feelings of isolation. this can be accomplished by setting up the hospital bed in the family room. placing a chair in the bedroom allows the client periods of isolation when visitors arent present. its important for the client to have periods of rest; however, rest can be accomplished without keeping the client isolated in a bedroom. the needs of the client should be considered before the needs of the nurse who assesses the client during an occasional visit.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: applicationreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 999.
 

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