WB Ch 22: Psychiatric Emergencies

Which of the following is NOT typically linked to a psychological or behavioral crisis?
Mind-altering substances
An underlying medical problem
History of smoking
Stress
History of smoking

Which of the following is a normal reaction to a crisis situation?
Monday morning blues that last until Friday
Feeling blue after the break up of a long-term relationship
Feeling depressed week after week with no discernible cause
Thoughts of suicide
Feeling blue after the break up of a long-term relationship

Which of the following statements is FALSE?
You may be able to predict whether a person will become violent.
Scene safety is always your primary concern.
Behavior problems may be the result of drug or alcohol abuse.
Most people with a mental illness are dangerous
Most people with a mental illness are dangerous

Learning to adapt to a variety of situations in daily life, including stresses and strains is called.
adjustment

If the interruption of daily routine tends to recur on a regular basis, the behavior is also considered a ——– crisis.
mental health
functional
behavioral
psychogenic
behavioral

If an abnormal or disturbing pattern of behavior lasts for at least ——–, it is regarded as a matter of concern for a mental health standpoint.
6 weeks
1 month
6 months
1 year
1 month

Patients may show agitation, violence, or become a threat to themselves or others when they experience a(n) ——- emergency.
psychiatric
behavioral
functional
adjustment
psychiatric

Which of the following is NOT considered a possible cause of a psychiatric disorder?
Social disturbance
Chemical disturbance
Biologic disturbance
Emotional disturbance
Emotional disturbance

An altered mental status may arise from:
an O2 saturation of 98%
moderate temperatures
Inadequate blood flow to the brain
adequate glucose levels in the blood
Inadequate blood flow to the brain

Organic brain syndrome may be caused by:
daily stress
seizure disorders
myocardial infarction
thoracic spinal cord injury
seizure disorders

All of the following are examples of a functional disorder EXCEPT:
anxiety
depression
organic brain syndrome
schizophrenia
Organic brain syndrome

When documenting abnormal behavior, it is important to:
document restraints only when leather restraints are used
document everything that happened on the call
avoid quoting the patient’s own words
interject your interpretations of the patient’s thoughts
document everything that happened on the call

Safety guidelines for behavioral emergencies include all of the following EXCEPT:
assessing the scene
being prepared to spend extra time
encouraging purposeful movement
determining the underlying psychiatric disorder
determining the underlying psychiatric disorder

In evaluating a situation that is considered a behavioral emergency, the first things to consider are:
airway and breathing
scene safety and patient response
history of medications
respiratory and circulatory status
scene safety and patient response

——— is a behavior that is characterized by restlessness and irregular physical activity.
agitation
aggression
anxiety
apathy
agitation

Which of the following is NOT considered a risk factor for suicide?
Alcohol abuse
Recent marriage
Family history of suicide
depression
Recent marriage

Which of the following is NOT a risk factor to consider when assessing a suicidal patient?
Does the patient appear to be well groomed?
Is the environment unsafe?
Is there an imminent threat to the patient or others?
Is there evidence of self-destructive behavior?
Does the patient appear to be well groomed?

Signs and symptoms of agitated delirium include all of the following EXCEPT:
hyperventilation
tachycardia
vivid hallucinations
dilated pupils
hyperventilation

You should request assistance of a —– when a mentally impaired patient refuses to go to the hospital.
physician
court order
law enforcement officer
psychologist
law enforcement officer

When restraining a patient without an appropriate order, legal actions may involve charges of:
battery

When restraining a patient on a stretcher, it is necessary to constantly reassess the patient’s:
level of consciousness
respiration and circulation status
emotional status
pain status
respiration and circulation status

Common causes of acute psychotic behavior include all of the following, EXCEPT: Alzheimer disease. When investigating the chief complaint of a psychiatric emergency, the EMT should attempt to determine which of the following? All of these answers are correct. WE …

Which of the following findings does NOT indicate the potential for violence? A. Large physical body size B. Agitated or depressed C. Uncoordinated movements D. Withdrawn or detached A. Large physical body size When assessing a patient with bizarre behavior, …

BEHAVIOR the way a person acts or performs. BEHAVIORAL EMERGENCY a situation in which a person exhibits “abnormal” behavior–behavior that is unacceptable or intolerable to the patient, the family, or the community. WE WILL WRITE A CUSTOM ESSAY SAMPLE ON …

You receive a call for a domestic dispute. When you arrive at the scene, you find a young male standing on the front porch of his house. You notice that an adjacent window is broken. The patient has a large …

Psychiatric mental health nurses practice at the basic or advanced level. Which of the following factors determines this level of practice? A. Educational preparation B. Years of experience C. Organizational structure D. Certification Psychiatric mental health nurses practice at the …

Florence Nightingale *noted that a need for training related to psychiatric “lunatic” patients versus medical patients. *recognized the need for specialized training *placed emphasis on data collection (evidence-based practice) Hildegarde Peplau *known as the founding mother of psychiatric nursing **Wrote …

David from Healtheappointments:

Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? How about receiving a customized one? Check it out https://goo.gl/chNgQy