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  1. Anxiety interventions (Panic, +4)
  2. Dysfunctional
  3. Classification of Stressors
  4. Levels of Anxiety (Moderate + 2)
  5. Maladaptive
  1. a Guide firmly, assume control physically
    Use IM medication, restraints prn
  2. b Internal - subjective; Fear, pain, self-esteem.
    External- others can view; Illness, injury
    Maturational - an expected part of daily life
    Starting school, leaving home, marriage, birth of a child
    Situational- less predictable, may have warning signs but we fail to notice. (divorce, loss of a job)
  3. c coping strategies provide short term respite from pain or adversity and do not resolve the situation.
  4. d 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.
  5. e coping is not successful in resolving problem or anxiety. New problems develop due to the means of behavior

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Period of disorganization
    Results from:
    Failure of usual coping mechanisms, Lack of usual resources
    Time: Limited to 4-6 weeks
    Suicide assessment essential
  2. comfort care, temporarily decreases problem, not solving.
  3. Learned behaviors in life to deal with stress
  4. Decrease anxiety, use firm simple direction, seclusion, meds.
    Give IM medication; use time-out prn
  5. Need to control anxiety comes from conflicts between id and super ego

5 True/False Questions

  1. Adaptivecoping strategies produce long term positive results in dealing with the situation.


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


  3. Levels of Anxiety (Mild +1)tolerate and may benefit from it.
    Becoming highly alert, mild uneasiness, feeling butterflies in stomach.


  4. Basic principles in assessing anxiety in patientStressor
    Neurochemical Psycologic emotional reactions
    Coping behaviors (Adaptive, Palliative, Maladaptive, Dysfunctional)


  5. Anxiety interventions (Moderate, +2)Intervene to decrease anxiety -ventilation, crying, exercise, relaxation techniques.
    Refocus attention: relate feelings and behaviors to anxiety; then problem solve techniques. May need medication.


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