An elderly client who experiences nighttime confusion wanders into the room of another client. The nurse can best help decrease the client’s confusion by doing the following, select all that apply:

 

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- Assign a nursing assistant to sit with him until he falls asleep

- Allow the client to room with another elderly client

- Administer a bedtime sedative

- Leave a nightlight on in the evening and night shifts

- Lead the client back to his room

Rationale

Nursing interventions include keeping a nightlight on in the evening and night shift so the client will be less confused and lead the client back to his room. Watching him at the nurses’ station will only keep the client awake and giving a sedative puts the client at a fall risk.

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