Psychiatric Nursing Study Set 1
Quiz 13 :
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Q03 Q03 Q03
A patient who is receiving an antipsychotic drug is restless, paces, and cannot sit still when watching television.The patient says, "I couldn't sleep last night because I needed to pace." What is the expected intervention by the patient's primary health care provider?
Q12 Q12 Q12
A patient prescribed haloperidol for a diagnosis of schizophrenia has a dystonic reaction.Benztropine 2 mg is given intramuscularly and then continued orally twice daily.Three days later, the patient has fever, disorientation, and tachycardia.What is the most likely cause of the latest signs and symptoms?
Q16 Q16 Q16
An elderly nursing home resident has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dementia.The patient begins taking an antipsychotic drug for agitation.Tremor and bradykinesia develop, so an anticholinergic is added to the drug regimen.Within 3 days, the patient displays a marked cognitive deficit.Which medication is the most likely cause of the cognitive change?