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Psych Study Guide 1. Know how to take care of DTs post-op 2.

Know about benzodiazepines - Benzodiazepines cause decreased anxiety and drowsiness 3. Know about Mental Health Admission orders - CAGE questionnaire, B-DAST (Brief Drug Abuse Screening Test) 4. Know about Bipolar Mania stimulation 5. How to decrease stimuli 6. Communication - pt not sleeping know what to look for and what to say to the pt 7. Bipolar - If a physician withholds information, the nurse needs to clarify the reason with the physician. Clients have a right to know about their health status and what is happening in their environment. Information of a distressing nature needs to be communicated with sensitivity, at a pace appropriate to what the client can absorb 8. Know extra pyramidal symptoms(acute dystonia, tardive dyskinesia, akathisia) 9. Know in Bulimia to assess teeth 10. Know what nonmaleficence means - do no harm 11. Sundowning - nursing actions, know that sundowners may result in injury 12. Heroin Detox - know what to expect during detox, manifestations 13. Employee Threat Safety - A nurse who is aware of a patient's intention to cause harm to self or others must communicate this information to other professionals and take steps to protect the potential recipient of harm 14. Know about Opiate Dependency 15. Rape - know how to use therapeutic communication after rape has occurred 16. Sublimation - Sublimation is an unconscious process of substituting constructive and socially acceptable activity for strong impulses that are not acceptable in their original form. Often, these impulses are sexual or aggressive. 17. Suicide - give Narcan (Narcotics Narcan) 18. Cymbalta SSNRI 19. Schizophrenia - reality testing 20. Dystonia - Dystonias are abnormal postures that are caused by involuntary muscle spasms, tend to appear early in treatment (within 3 days or so), respond to anticholinergic 21. Know how to use distractions to reduce anxiety 22. Mental Assessment- circumstantialities 23. Depression- always establish rapport 24. .Elder abuse - know signs 25. Persecutory delusion 26. Conversion disorder 27. Crisis intervention 28. Group treatment - if pt interrupts know how to handle situation 29. Escalating client - know how to de-escalate the pt 30. When in doubt, if you absolutely do not know the answer pick B!

Psych Study Guide Always follow abcs (airway, breathing, circulation) Follow Maslows, focus on safety and prevention Read the question and try to answer it before you look at the multiple choices Good luck, you will find this to be helpful!