A nurse is gathering pertinent health history on a patient. The patient informs the nurse that she takes atomoxetine. The nurse understands that this drug is used in the treatment of
• Atomoxetine (Strattera) is a norepinephrine-specific reuptake inhibitor used to treat ADHD and sometimes depression.
• Atomoxetine is one of three non-stimulants used to treat ADHD.
The nurse is caring for a patient diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. This disorder contains elements of schizophrenia and elements of which of the following disorders?
A patient is admitted to the hospital for
A crying post op patient is upset about the PCA being discontinued and throws a meal tray when the nurse offers PO oxycodone. What is the most appropriate response?
A patient is prescribed zolpidem for the treatment of insomnia. The nurse should instruct the patient by stating
An elderly man is brought to the emergency room after being found wandering around at night. The patient is disoriented and does not know where or who he is. After the patient's identity is confirmed, his wife is called into the hospital. The wife expresses concern over the patient's progressing dementia and states she is worried about caring for her husband. Which of the following responses is best?
The nurse is evaluating a patient with a personality disorder. Of the following, which characteristics that are common across all types of personality disorders would the nurse expect to see?
Many central nervous system drugs can have adverse effects in elderly patients. The nurse knows that the use of which of the following medications should be avoided in elderly adults with insomnia?
A patient with refractory (difficult to treat) depression is being discharged from the psychiatric unit. The patient has been started on an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor). The nurse is preparing discharge instructions for the patient. The nurse should include which of the following instructions?
A patient is prescribed amitriptyline for the treatment of depression. The nurse educates the patient about which common side effects?
A patient is prescribed citalopram, an SSRI medication for depression. Which of the following side effects should the nurse include in the discharge instructions?
A patient taking duloxetine for depression is receiving instructions regarding possible adverse reactions to the drug. In some situations, routine blood tests may be necessary. The nurse informs the patient that the blood tests are for monitoring
A visiting family member informs the psychiatric nurse that another patient is being sexually inappropriate with other patients. The nurse tells the visitor to inform that patient's nurse. Which of the following describes the nurse's actions?