A gentlemen in a psychiatric unit, experiencing a state of mania, is walking the halls completely naked. How should the nurse initially respond?


•The nurse should take control of the situation without causing the patient more anxiety. Quietly and politely escort the patient to his room.

•A manic patient often lacks good judgement and has poor impulse control.

•Confronting the patient or threatening the patient may lead to resistance or escalate the situation.

•Asking the other patients to return to their rooms is not appropriate.

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