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While performing an environmental assessment of a 72-year-old client, what hazards should the nurse document and correct?

1. Absence of grab bars in the bathroom, and unanchored rugs
2. Non-skid tub and shower mats
3. Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
4. Night lights in bathrooms and hallways

Explanation

Older adults are at risk for falls. Navigating in the bathroom and the presence of throw rugs pose a threat for falls. Options 2-4 are good means of preventing falls. Option 1 is a negative response, while options 2-4 are positive measures.

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Andrew
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(Boynton Beach,FL) Original question source

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