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A patient with schizophrenia is engaged in the activity of preparing breakfast with assistance from the OTA. As the patient picks up a cup of juice to take it to the table, he shouts “Look out! It’s burning!” The OTA does not see fire or smell smoke. What is the role of the OTA at this point?

A. Call nursing staff to check the patient and administer his medication.

B. Change from a cooking activity to an activity that does not involve heat.

C. Reassure the patient that there is no fire and redirect him to the activity.

D. Remove the patient from the kitchen and pull the fire alarm.

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Reassure the patient that there is no fire and redirect him to the activity. Since no smoke or fire is apparent, the OTA comes to the conclusion that the patient is having a hallucination. To insure that the patient is grounded in reality and focused on the task, the OTA redirects the patient back to the task of carrying the juice to the table.

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