Tought patient to recognize and immediately report signs and symptoms of

Tought patient to recognize and immediately report

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Tought patient to recognize and immediately report signs and symptoms of serotonin toxicity ( fever , mental status changes, muscle twitching, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, diarrhea , loss of coordination). Advise patient to use caution when performing hazardous tasks that require alertness. Fluphenszine: . Warned patient to avoid activities that require alertness and good coordination until effects of drug are known. Drowsiness and dizziness usually subside after first few weeks. Warned patient to avoid alcohol while taking drug. Told patient to relieve dry mouth with sugarless gum or hard candy. Have patient report signs of urine retention or constipation . 7. Document your handoff report in the SBAR format to communicate the care plan for Mr. Carter to the nurse on the next shift. S: David Carter is a 28-year-old male with a 10-year history of schizophrenia who was admitted 9 days ago for a violent outburst. He is preparing to go home tomorrow. B: David has been on Olanzapine and venlafaxine for the last year and was stable on his medications until recently, when he stopped taking them. His mother believed he stopped From vSim for Nursing | Mental Health. © Wolters Kluwer.
because of his recent weight gain. On admission David, has refused to eat or drink at the hospital because he believed that the food was poisoned. The prescriber has prescribed Sertraline 150 mg every day, and Fulphenazine 10 mg at bedtime. David has been taking the new medications for two days without any problems. The provider wants to see the patient in 2 weeks for possible change of medication. A partial hospitalization day program is recommended in the mean time. A: Today, David’s thoughts are more organized, and he is compliant with his treatment regimen. Denies having any hallucinations. David is also eating hospital food now. Completed and submitted AIMS test , and Mental Status Examination form. R: explore possible referral resources for the patient, and the need for a partial hospitalization program. From vSim for Nursing | Mental Health. © Wolters Kluwer.

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