Flashcards in Ch 20 Question Deck (21):
Which of the following is NOT typically linked to a psychological or behavioral crisis?
History of smoking
Which of the following is a normal reaction to a crisis situation?
Feeling "blue" after the break up of a long-term relationship
Which of the following statements is FALSE?
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:
If the interruption of daily routine tends to recur on a regular basis, the behavior is also considered a_______ crisis.
If an abnormal or disturbing pattern of behavior lasts for at least________, it is regarded as a matter of concern from a mental health standpoint.
Patients may show agitation, violence, or become a threat to themselves or others when they experience a(n)________ emergency.
Which of the following is NOT considered a possible cause of a psychiatric disorder?
An altered mental status may arise from:
An inadequate blood flow to the brain
Organic brain syndrome may be caused by:
All of the following are examples of a functional disorder EXCEPT:
Organic brain syndrome
When documenting abnormal behavior, it is important to:
Document everything that happened on the call
Safety guidelines for behavioral emergencies include the following EXCEPT:
Determining the underlying psychiatric disorder
In evaluating a situation that is considered a behavioral emergency, the first thing to consider are:
Scene safety and patient response
___________ is a behavior that is characterized by restlessness and irregular physical activity.
Which of the following is NOT considered a risk factor for suicide?
Which of the following is NOT a risk factor to consider when assessing a suicidal patient?
Does the patient appear to be well groomed?
Signs and symptoms of agitated delirium include all of the following EXCEPT:
You should request the assistance of a_________ when a mentally impaired patient refuses to go to the hospital.
Law enforcement officer
When restraining a patient without an appropriate order, legal actions may involve charges of: