This is an anxiety-provoking test! Challenge your knowledge about the concepts of Psychiatric Nursing with these Anxiety-related questions. This 25-item exam is perfect for your review for NCLEX and NLE.
- Psychiatric Drugs
- All questions will be shown.
- Your scores will be shown after you have finished the quiz.
- Rationales or explanations are given after.
- Be sure to read the rationales as they will further enhance your knowledge.
- Read each question carefully and always choose the best answer.
- To add to the challenge, you are given one minute per question. A total of 60 minutes for this exam.
Psychiatric Nursing Quiz 1
What is causing you to become agitated?
You need to stop that behavior now.
You will need to be restrained if you do not change your behavior.
You will need to be placed in seclusion.
Acknowledge the client’s behavior
Maintain a safe distance from the client
Assist the client to an area that is quiet
Initiate confinement measures
A timid nurse
A mature experienced nurse
an inexperienced nurse
a soft spoken nurse
Taking a directive role in verbalizing feelings
Using an authoritarian, confrontational approach
Putting the client in a seclusion room
Applying mechanical restraints
There was a doctor’s order for restraints/seclusion
The patient’s rights were explained to him.
The staff observed confidentiality
The staff carried out less restrictive measures but were unsuccessful.
recover with therapeutic intervention
respond to antianxiety medication
manifest enduring patterns of inflexible behaviors
Seek treatment willingly from some personally distressing symptoms
Lack of self esteem, strong dependency needs and impulsive behavior
social withdrawal, inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection and criticism
Suspicious, hypervigilance and coldness
Preoccupation with perfectionism, orderliness and need for control
Limit setting and flexibility in schedule
Giving medications to prevent acting out
Restricting her from other clients
Ensuring she adheres to certain restrictions
Trust vs. mistrust
Industry vs. inferiority
Generativity vs. stagnation
Ego integrity vs. despair
to deal with feelings and thoughts that are not acceptable
to show resentment towards others
“The FBI is not out to catch you.”
“I don’t believe that.”
“I don’t know anything about that. You are afraid of being harmed.”
“What made you think of that.”
Touch the client to show acceptance and empathy
Accompany the client in the examination room.
Maintain a non-judgmental approach.
She encourages the client to express her feeling regarding her experience.
She assesses the client for injuries.
She postpones the physical assessment until the client is calm
Explains to the client that her reactions are normal
Assist the client to express her feelings
Help her identify her resources
Support her adaptive coping skills
Help her return to her pre-rape level of function
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post traumatic disorder
an objective threat
a subjectively perceived threat
hostility turned to the self
Give specific instructions using speak in concise statements.
Ask the client to identify the cause of her anxiety.
Explain in detail the plan of care developed
Urge the client to focus on what the nurse is saying
Avoid foods rich in tyramine.
Take the medication after meals.
It is safe to stop it anytime after long term use.
Double up the dose if the client forgets her medication.