School-Age Child Pretest
Question 1 of 85
The health care team in the intensive care unit assesses a school-age child and believes his prognosis is grave. The team feels that life support should be withdrawn. After the team discusses withdrawing life support with the parents, the parents agree. How should the nurse intervene during this difficult time?
 
1.  Explain to the family what will happen when life support is withdrawn.
 
2.  Don't provide any information to the parents in order to protect the facility from liability suits.
 
3.  Quickly remove the body from the client care area after withdrawing life support.
 
4.  Call the chaplain and have him remove the parents from the client care area.