Mental Health Nursing

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  1. The nurse is assessing a patients white blood count and suspects agranulocytosis. Which class of drugs is the patient most likely taking?
    A. Antianxiety drugs
    B. Antidepressant drugs
    C. Atypical antipsychotic
    D. Conventional antipsychotics
    C. Atypical antipsychotic
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. Which of the following defense mechanisms are used to ward off anxiety? Select all that apply.
    A. Transference
    B. Suppressing
    C. Conditioning
    D. Denial
    E. Regressing
    • B. Suppressing
    • D. Denial
    • E. Regressing
  3. The patient states, “The answer is on the tip of my tongue.” In what level of awareness is this patient?
    A. Conscious
    B. Preconscious
    C. Superconscious
    D. Unconscious
    B. Preconscious
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. The nurse is monitoring a patient’s lithium level. Upon assessment of the labs the patient’s lithium level is 2.5 this morning. Based on these results, what is the nurse’s priority action?
    A. Administer the next scheduled dose of lithium.
    B. Do nothing this is a normal range for lithium.
    C. Hold the dose and call the physician for orders.
    D. Call the physician and request a higher dose.
    C. Hold the dose and call the physician for orders.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. The nurse knows that prior to a patient being admitted to an in-patient acute care facility the patient must have which of the following completed?
    A. The family must give permission for the patient.
    B. The patient must have insurance to cover costs.
    C. Precertification for mental health services.
    D. The patient must be evaluated to receive care.
    D. The patient must be evaluated to receive care.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
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