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Mental Health Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 27 :

Disorders of Children and Adolescents

Quiz 27 :

Disorders of Children and Adolescents

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When a 5-year-old diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder bounces out of a chair and runs over and slaps another child, what is the nurse's best action?
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D

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Soon after parents announced they were divorcing, their child stopped participating in sports, sat alone at lunch, and avoided former friends. The child told the school nurse, "If my parents loved me, they would work out their problems." Which nursing diagnosis has the highest priority?
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A

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A child diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shows hyperactivity, aggression, and impaired play. The health care provider prescribed amphetamine (Adderall XR). For which desired behaviour should the nurse monitor?
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C

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A child reports to the school nurse that he was verbally bullied by an aggressive classmate. What is the nurse's best first action?
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A nurse assesses a 3-year-old diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Which finding is most associated with the child's disorder?
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A child diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder had this nursing diagnosis: Impaired social interaction related to excessive neuronal activity as evidenced by aggression and demanding behaviour with others. Which finding indicates the plan of care was effective?
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What is the nurse's priority focused assessment for adverse effects in a child taking methylphenidate (Ritalin) for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
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Which factor presents the highest risk for a child to develop a psychiatric disorder?
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Which assessment finding would cause the nurse to consider a child to be most at risk for the development of mental illness?
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A 4-year-old cries for 5 minutes when the parents leave the child at preschool. The parents ask the nurse, "What should we do?" Select the nurse's best response.
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A nurse will prepare teaching materials for the parents of a child newly diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Which medication will the information focus on?
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The parent of a 6-year-old says, "My child is in constant motion and talks all the time. My child isn't interested in toys but is out of bed every morning before me." The child's behaviour is most consistent with diagnostic criteria for which of the following?
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The child who has been prescribed an antipsychotic medication to manage violent behaviour was most likely diagnosed with which of the following?
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A kindergartener is disruptive in class. This child is unable to sit for expected lengths of time, is inattentive to the teacher, screams while the teacher is talking, and is aggressive toward other children. The nurse plans interventions designed to do which of the following?
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Which nursing diagnosis is universally applicable for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders?
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Assessment data for a 7-year-old reveals an inability to take turns, blurting out answers to questions before a question is complete, and frequently interrupting others' conversations. How should the nurse document these behaviours?
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A desired outcome for a 12-year-old diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder is to improve relationships with other children. Which treatment modality should the nurse suggest for the plan of care?
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A nurse works with a child who is sad and irritable because the child's parents are divorcing. Why is establishing a therapeutic alliance with this child a priority?
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Which behaviour indicates that the treatment plan for a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder was effective?
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A child diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder will begin medication therapy. The nurse should prepare a plan to teach the family about which classification of medications?
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