A nurse is working in the emergency department and brings an older woman into triage. The woman’s daughter, with whom she lives, accompanies her. The older woman came to the

A nurse is working in the emergency department and brings an older woman into triage. The woman’s daughter, with whom she lives, accompanies her. The older woman came to the emergency department for shortness of breath, but on closer inspection, is covered with scabies and bed bug bites. After admitting her for evaluation, what should the nurse do first?
1)Arrange for a dermatology consult.
2)Review proper skin care and hygiene with the daughter.
3)Report suspected elder neglect to adult protective services (APS).
4)Screen the patient for possible elder maltreatment using the geriatric assessment instrument.


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