The LPN on shift notices a client come in to the clinic with bruises on his arm. The client seems very afraid and doesn’t speak much which concerns the nurse because these are signs of physical abuse. The nurse should ____.
use therapeutic communication to talk to the client and attempt to get evidence of suspected abuse
report the findings to the appropriate authorities based on the state requirements and protocols
ignore the bruises, as this is not why the client is being treated and is not appropriate for the nurse to address
report the suspected abuse to one of the other nurses and work together on how to handle it
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