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5 Matching questions

  1. Stages of GAS (General Adaption Syndrome)
  2. Anxiety interventions (Mild, +1)
  3. Anxiety interventions (Severe, +3)
  4. Levels of Anxiety (Panic + 4)
  5. Maladaptive
  1. a coping strategies provide short term respite from pain or adversity and do not resolve the situation.
  2. b Decrease anxiety, use firm simple direction, seclusion, meds.
    Give IM medication; use time-out prn
  3. c Symptoms of severe anxiety, and inability to function, dread, terror, personality disorganization
    Actual flight or fight
    "Runaway Bride"
  4. d Alarm
    Hormones released for energy, Adrenaline, Cortical hormones, Fight or flight response

    If anxiety is resolved hormone levels back to normalContinued anxiety causes body to move to stage of exhaustion. Resources depleted is coping not effective

    Exhaustion- depletion of adrenal hormones, development of ulcers, CVD, depression
  5. e Accept anxiety as natural part of daily life.
    Problem solve, discuss source of anxiety
    Use of adaptive coping mechanisms

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Most symptoms of moderate anxiety intensified. Hyperventilation, dizziness, vomiting, tachycardia, inability to hear or speak, further decreased perception, hallucinations, delusions.
    Prepare for flight or fight, reflexes, extreme muscle tension, pacing,
  2. comfort care, temporarily decreases problem, not solving.
  3. Slight perspiration, increased pulse, resp. and BP. Muscle tension, urinary frequency, nausea, anorexia, heart pounding, dry mouth, cold and clammy pale skin. Poor comprehension, selective inattentiveness.
  4. Stressor
    Neurochemical Psycologic emotional reactions
    Coping behaviors (Adaptive, Palliative, Maladaptive, Dysfunctional)
  5. Learned behaviors in life to deal with stress

5 True/False questions

  1. Biologic model (Selye)General adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
    Release of hormones to counter act stress.
    Physical and psychological cause additional stress if the cycle


  2. Basic principles in assessing anxiety in patientIdentify for the level of anxiety.
    Listen to client and look for body language.
    Keep outside stimulation low, when anxiety is high, Provide for privacy.
    Acknowledge anxious behavior, If patient is trying to cope, assist them to more effectively.
    Maintain accepting and helpful attitude.


  3. Dysfunctionalcomfort care, temporarily decreases problem, not solving.


  4. Anxiety interventions (Panic, +4)Guide firmly, assume control physically
    Use IM medication, restraints prn


  5. Psychodynamic model (Freud)Need to control anxiety comes from conflicts between id and super ego


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