Which of the following medications would the nurse in-charge expectthe doctor to order to reverse a dystonic reaction?
While pacing in the hall, a female patient with paranoidschizophrenia runs to the nurse and says, “Why are you poisoningme? I know you work for central thought control! You can keep mythoughts. Give me back my soul!” how should the nurse respond?
“I’m a nurse, I’m not poisoning you. It’s against the nursingcode of ethics.”
“I’m a nurse, and you’re a patient in the hospital. I’m not goingto harm you.”
“I’m not poisoning you. And how could I possibly steal yoursoul?”
“I sense anger, Are you feeling angry today?”
After completing chemical detoxification and a 12-step program totreat crack addiction, a male patient is being prepared fordischarge. Which remark by the patient indicates a realistic view of the future?
“I’m never going to use crack again.”
“I know what I have to do. I have to limit my crack use.”