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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Critical-Thinking Questions about Case Studies

Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingCritical-Thinking Questions about Case Studies

Critical-Thinking Questions about Case Studies

1 .
The client identified some personal strengths of her faith, spouse, and child as reasons for living. What is one nursing strategy to assist the client to utilize these strengths now?
2 .
What do you think the prescriber’s rationale was for ordering folic acid and vitamin B12 for this client?
3 .

Which statement by a client demonstrates an accurate understanding of the nurse’s use of the CIWA scale?

  1. “It’s to see when I am ready to go home.”
  2. “It’s to find out if I really drink too much.”
  3. “It’s so the social worker can decide if this is all my fault.”
  4. “It’s to know where I am in the withdrawal process.”
4 .

The nurse recognizes the greatest risk related to which of the client’s vital signs elevations?

  1. oxygen saturation
  2. blood pressure
  3. temperature
  4. respirations
5 .

Based on the recognized cues, the nurse determines the client has symptoms that could indicate moderate withdrawal. Designate which condition the cue is associated with.

Cue ETOH Withdrawal Anxiety
Altered vitals    
6 .
The client is anxious, pacing, and difficult to redirect. From prior learning about nursing interventions for anxiety, what could improve the client’s experience?
7 .
Identify something you learned about nursing evaluation in care of this client.
8 .
In what ways were you able to integrate learning from this chapter to process this case study?
9 .

When assessing a client in alcohol withdrawal, what does the nurse expect to find?

  1. elevated vital signs
  2. cyanosis
  3. bradypnea
  4. drowsiness

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