A nurse who is working on the rehabilitation unit of the hospital has been assigned the following patients: Patient A is a 39-year-old patient who has a musculoskeletal condition that requires chiropractic alignment once a week. Patient B is a 50-year-old patient who has vision loss and needs 1-person assist with movement. Patient C is a 68-year-old patient who suffers from tinnitus due to an inner ear disorder. Which order should the nurse see these patients to support their needs for movement and rehabilitation?

 

Want to Take FREE Nursing Practice Questions?

We have put together the World's Largest Bank of Nursing Practice Questions, and are letting you have access for FREE! You get to test out the system with 25 free nursing practice questions to start, and then memberships start at only a few bucks per month! Get started now for free - no credit card required!

Correct

- C, B, A

- A, C, B

- C, A, B

- A, B, C

Rationale

The nurse in this situation should first assess patient C who has tinnitus and who may be at risk of falling or having balance problems because of his inner ear disorder. This is followed by patient B who needs 1-person assistance with getting up and is also at risk of injury. Finally, the nurse should see patient A last because he is has the fewest risk factors.

How Would You Rate The Quality of This Question?

We’re always trying to improve, so your feedback is vital to helping us make this resource as good as possible. Was it well written? Good content?

How Other Nurses Stack Up

71%

Answered The Question Correctly.