Psychiatric Nursing Test - 3

1. To further assess a client’s suicidal potential. Nurse Katrina should be especially alert to the client expression of:
2. Nurse Claire is caring for a client diagnosed with bulimia. The most appropriate initial goal for a client diagnosed with bulimia is?
3. Which information is most important for the nurse to include in a teaching plan for a schizophrenic client taking clozapine (Clozaril)?
4. Propranolol (Inderal) is used in the mental health setting to manage which of the following conditions?
5. A client with chronic schizophrenia receives 20 mg of fluphenazine decanoate (Prolixin Decanoate) by I.M. injection. Three days later, the client has muscle contractions that contort the neck. This client is exhibiting which extrapyramidal reaction?
6. A client is unable to get out of bed and get dressed unless the nurse prompts every step. This is an example of which behavior?
7. Which of the following is one of the advantages of the newer antipsychotic medication risperidone (Risperdal)?
8. A client with paranoid schizophrenia is admitted to the psychiatric unit of a hospital. Nursing assessment should include careful observation of the client's:
9. A client begins clozapine (Clozaril) therapy after several other antipsychotic agents fail to relieve her psychotic symptoms. The nurse instructs her to return for weekly white blood cell (WBC) counts to assess for which adverse reaction?
10. How soon after chlorpromazine (Thorazine) administration should the nurse expect to see a client's delusional thoughts and hallucinations eliminated?
11. The etiology of schizophrenia is best described by:
12. Positive symptoms of schizophrenia include which of the following?
13. Which nonantipsychotic medication is used to treat some clients with schizoaffective disorder?
14. A client with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia comments tothe nurse, "How do I know what is really in those pills?" Which of the following is the best response?
15. A client diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder is suffering from schizophrenia with elements of which of the following disorders?
16. Important teaching for a client receiving risperidone (Risperdal) would include advising the client to:
17. Irrational fear related to closed spaces is referred to as-
18. The voltage needed to produce seizures while giving ECT is-
19. The drug which is used to create aversion in alcohol dependence-
20. Drug of choice for rapid-cycling PDP is-