A nurse is working in a residential facility when a fire breaks out in one hallway. The nurse and an elderly client are trapped in the client’s room and cannot get out. The nurse should

  • crawl in the closet with the client and shut the door.
  • open a window in the client’s room.
  • instruct the client to crawl under the bed.
  • leave the door to the room open.
Number 2 is correct.
In case of a fire, the nurse should attempt to open the window to breathe in fresh air and be seen by emergency personnel. Hiding in the closet or under the bed is dangerous because emergency responders may be unable to find those in need of help. The door to the room should be shut to attempt to contain the fire in the hall.