A nurse receives the following three phone calls regarding a community patient. ?????The psychiatrist wants to complete a follow-up assessment.
?????An internist wants to schedule a physical examination.
?????The patient's attorney wants an appointment with the patient.
The nurse schedules the activities for the patient. Which role has the nurse fulfilled?
A patient diagnosed with schizophrenia had an exacerbation related to medication noncompliance and was hospitalized for 5 days. The patient's thoughts are now more organized, and discharge is planned. The patient's family says, "It's too soon for discharge. We will just go through all this again." Which of the following should the nurse do?
A patient was hospitalized for 24 hours after a reaction to a psychotropic medication. While planning discharge, the nurse learned that the patient received a notice of eviction immediately prior to admission. Select the nurse's most appropriate action.
A patient usually watches television all day, seldom going out in the community or socializing with others. The patient says, "I don't know what to do with my free time." Which member of the multidisciplinary treatment team would be most helpful to this patient?
A nurse inspects an inpatient psychiatric unit and finds that exits are free of obstructions, no one is smoking, and the janitor's closet is locked. These observations relate to which of the following?
A suspicious, socially isolated patient lives alone, eats one meal a day at a local shelter, and spends the remaining daily food allowance on cigarettes. Select a community psychiatric nurse's best initial action.