Response Feedback : Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is characterized by fever, sweating, tachycardia, muscle rigidity, tremor, incontinence, stupor, leukocytosis, elevated creatinine phosphokinase levels, and renal failure. Agitation, pruritis, thirst, and increased urine output are not indicative of neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Question 9 1 out of 1 points The wife of a patient who is taking haloperidol calls the clinic and reports that her husband has taken the first dose of the drug and it is not having a therapeutic effect. An appropriate response by the nurse would be Response Feedback: The nurse should instruct the wife to continue offering her husband the drug and that it will probably take several days to reach its full therapeutic effect. The dosage would not be increased, decreased, or discontinued. Question 10 1 out of 1 points Which of the following would be an expected outcome in a patient who has been given atropine during a medical emergency? Response Feedback : Atropine is used to help restore normal sinus rhythm in emergency situations, such as symptomatic bradycardia, pulseless electrical activity, ventricular asystole, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It does not resolve acid-based imbalances or decreased level of consciousness and atropine increases, rather than decreases, blood pressure. Question 11 1 out of 1 points
A 20-year-old man has begun treatment of the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia using olanzapine (Zyprexa). Which of the following symptoms would be categorized as a negative symptom of schizophrenia? Response Feedback : The negative symptoms of schizophrenia include flat or blunted emotions, lack of pleasure or interest in things (anhedonia), and limited speech. The positive symptoms of schizophrenia, and the most recognizable symptoms, include delusions (e.g., paranoia or distorted perceptions of other people's intentions) and hallucinations. Question 12 1 out of 1 points A patient is suffering from acute inhalant intoxication. The priority nursing intervention will be to Response Feedback : Patients suffering from acute inhalant intoxication may experience hypoxia from CNS depression; therefore, the patient will most likely be receiving oxygen therapy. Epinephrine is contraindicated because of possible cardiac stimulation. Arrhythmias may occur. Monitoring blood pressure and pulse is important; however, the patient could be short of breath due to the hypoxia. Therefore, monitoring respirations would be the priority. Nausea and vomiting could be present, and the nurse would need to provide the patient with an emesis basin, but it would not be the most important nursing intervention.
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