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Your patient is showing signs of a change in their mental health. As a patient's nursing assistant, what would the best course of action for you to take be?

A You must immediately report the change to your head nurse.

You must immediately report if you notice a change in your patient’s mental state. A more serious situation could arise unless you report these subtle or even overt changes.  This kind of situation could be prevented if the nursing assistant is more aware of the changes in their patients’ behaviors.  Your patient may not notice a change in their own behavior or they may not admit to any changes, so asking him or her would not be a wise decision.  Increasing your level of patience or using your sense of humor, can of course assist in the adjustment to change that your patients have to face, but these should never be a substitution for reporting mental health condition situations.  Always report to your supervisors, anything that a patient does which deviates from normal behavior.

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4 years ago

There are definitely a few mistakes in this app, some of the answers are just plain wrong so make sure this is not your only source of study material. Other than that this app is very helpful.


3 years ago

It’s a good app for practice


3 years ago

I would love to give this app 5 stars but in the Nursing Skills section it does not allow you to go on to part 7. After you get to part 6 it either just never loads or it tells you to go to part 7 and does absolutely nothing.

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