A 19-year-old female is admitted to the psychiatric floor after a suicide attempt 3 days ago. With client safety a priority, the nurse should

  • assign the patient to the room closest to the nursing station.
  • assign the patient to an open room with a roommate.
  • assign the patient to a secluded, isolated room.
  • assign a staff member to stay with the client at all times.
Number 4 is correct.
The patient has recently attempted suicide and is at a high risk of harming herself. She should not be left alone or assigned a roommate until she is no longer a risk to herself or others. A staff member should stay with the client at all times to keep the client safe.