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1

At one time or another, one in ________ Americans has some type of mental disorder.

five

2

Schizophrenia and depression are good examples of:

functional disorders

3

In assessing a nonthreatening patient in a behavioral emergency, it can be useful to gather information separately from

parents, caregivers, relatives

4

When working with a potentially hostile or violent patient, remove:

everyone who is not needed

5

Which of the following is not a risk factor to assess the level of danger?
- posture
- physical activity
- the scene
- nervous gestures

- nervous gestures

6

Although depression can create behavioral problems in geriatric patients, another cause of abnormal behavior is:

dementia

7

Because behavioral emergencies are fraught with legal dangers, which of the following is not essential information if the case is reviewed for medicolegal reasons?
- everything that happened on the call
- everything that happened prior to your arrival
- all situations that required restraints
- why restraints were used

- everything that happened prior to your arrival

8

The single most significant factor that contributes to suicide is:

depression

9

If you have difficulty or are unsuccessful gathering the patient's history, a technique frequently used by mental health professionals is to gain insight into the patient's thinking. This technique is called:

reflective listening

10

t is just as important to treat mental illness as it is to treat the medical or traumatic problem; however, when faced with a behavioral emergency, you should:

focus on treating the life threats

11

Any reaction to events that has become unacceptable to the patient, family, or community is known as a:

behavioral crisis

12

Organic brain syndrome can be caused by any of the following except:
- sudden illness.
- recent trauma.
- receipt of bad news.
- meningitis.

- receipt of bad news.

13

At least ________ people should be used when restraining a patient.

four

14

_____ develops some symptoms of mental illness in their life

everyone

15

_____ is behavioral problems brought on by dysfunction of the brain

organic brain syndrome

16

1st priority when responding to a psych emergency

personal safety

17

assess patients mental status with

AVPU scale

18

if obtaining vital signs will exacerbate the patient's emotional distress _____ obtain them

DONT

19

take extra care when documenting the use of

restraints

20

risk factors to assess the potential ____ of a violent patient include
history
posture
scene
vocal and physical activity

danger level