The nurse is caring for a patient with
• Generally, patients with post-traumatic stress disorder are hyper vigilant and anxiety-ridden, not lethargic or lazy. Common symptoms include an inability to sleep, re-experiencing the traumatic event, anger, and general avoidance of any stimuli relating to the event.
• Posttraumatic stress disorder sometimes occurs when an individual is exposed to a traumatic experience where they feel helpless and horrified.
The nurse is planning an educational program for families of patients who have attempted suicide. The nurse should include which of the following statements in the teaching plan?
The nurse is caring for a patient with schizoid personality disorder. What is the best way to approach a patient who is withdrawn and will only speak a few words to anyone?
A patient with antisocial personality disorder is admitted to the unit. Which of the following actions is the most therapeutic for this patient?
A patient with bipolar disorder is in a manic state. The nurse should select which of the following foods for this patient's lunch?
The nurse is caring for a patient diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. Which of the following traits will most likely surface during
A patient being admitted to the ICU asks why he must sign a document stating his wishes regarding life support. Which of the following is the best response?
A patient is admitted to the hospital for an overdose of oxycodone. The nurse should expect the physician to order the administration of
A 45-year-old client presents to the clinic for complaints of increased somnolence (extreme sleepfulness) related to shift work. The shifts involve the client working from 8 PM to 8 AM for one week, then off for 2 days, then working from 8 AM to 8 PM for a week. The doctor is writing a prescription for the patient to assist with the excess drowsiness related to the unconventional work schedule. The nurse knows that this patient may be treated with which of the following medications?
A newly admitted patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder spends most of the day counting their possessions repeatedly. The nurse allows this behavior to continue because
A nurse in the ICU is caring for a patient who is on a ventilator after a closed-head injury. The patient is sedated with propofol (Diprivan) for ventilation tolerance. The nurse knows to monitor the patient for side effects that include which of the following?
The pre-operative nurse is preparing a patient for coronary bypass graft surgery. The patient has already signed the consent form. The patient is very anxious and has a rapid pulse and is starting to hyperventilate. What is the most appropriate action?
A patient prescribed alprazolam needs patient education. The nurse explains that this medication is used to treat
Which of the following would require careful monitoring for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) taking methylphenidate?
A nurse has just started working for a home-health agency. The nurse is preparing the schedule of patients to be seen. One of the patients is scheduled to receive a scheduled IM injection of risperidone. The nurse knows that risperidone is used in the treatment of which one of the following?
The nurse working on a psychiatric unit follows which of the following guidelines when offering medication to a client with paranoid schizophrenia in the client's room?
A patient is administered chlorpromazine for acute psychosis. The nurse should be alert for which potential side effect?
The nurse's patient with panic disorder is crying and hyperventilating and states "Everything is falling apart!" What should be the nurse's priority action?
A labor and delivery nurse is caring for a 24-year-old patient who just gave birth to an infant after a prolonged, difficult delivery with significant blood loss. The patient is now having severe tremors in the extremities. The doctor ordered 2 mg of Valium (diazepam) to be given IV push stat. The nurse knows in this situation diazepam is effective for which of the following?