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1

what do you monitor if a client is on a pine drug

WBC

2

age of onset for touretts what meds do they get

2-7 years
antipsychohtics

3

what is alogia

inability to speak

4

what is echolalia

repeating anothers words

5

priorities when a client tells you that they are hearing voices

1.ask what the voices are saying to determine if anyone is at risk
2.instruct client to use an auditory distraction such as music
3.avoid telling them that the voices arent real but dont encourage it.

6

clozapine major side effect

1.agranulocytosis
2.Liver damage (dark urine)... withhold medication the other side effects are not that serious and do not require med to be stopped
1.constipation
2.orthostatic hypotension
3.weight gain

7

what side effects will occur with a overdose on amitriptyline

anticholinergic
1.dry mouth/eyes
2.constipation
3.urinary retention/hesistancy
4.sedation

8

how to handle a demented patient who is having acute confusion

1.redirect attention to activities they enjoy
2.do not confront their confusion
3.go somewhere familiar