NUR 2488-ATI Video Case -Anxiety.
NUR 2488-ATI Video Case -Anxiety/NUR 2488-ATI Video Case -Anxiety.
What is the priority action the nurse should take?
The priority action for the nurse in this scenario is to tell the client to breathe slowly in and out of their mouth and not to leave their sight. By breathing slowly, the nurse could place their hand over their shoulder or directly stand in front of them and follow their breath. Their breaths should be full, filling their chest and stomach. If the client is still having difficulty, they could close their eyes, as this could decrease the stimuli and allow the client to focus more on their breaths. The nurse should ensure that the client is slowing down and that their anxiety is improving with time. The nurse should also not leave the patients sight, as this can cause more anxiety for the client since they’ll be experiencing this anxiety alone.
Additionally, answer these following questions completely, in full sentences.
What are examples of therapeutic communication techniques that are appropriate to use when communicating with an anxious client? When communicating with an anxious client you should participate in active listening, understanding and providing clarification when necessary.