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  1. Levels of Anxiety (Mild +1)
  2. Palliative
  3. Biologic model (Selye)
  4. Crisis
  5. Classification of Stressors
  1. a 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)
  2. b comfort care, temporarily decreases problem, not solving.
  3. c General adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
    Release of hormones to counter act stress.
    Physical and psychological cause additional stress if the cycle
  4. d tolerate and may benefit from it.
    Becoming highly alert, mild uneasiness, feeling butterflies in stomach.
  5. e Period of disorganization
    Results from:
    Failure of usual coping mechanisms, Lack of usual resources
    Time: Limited to 4-6 weeks
    Suicide assessment essential

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. coping strategies produce long term positive results in dealing with the situation.
  2. coping is not successful in resolving problem or anxiety. New problems develop due to the means of behavior
  3. Stressor
    Neurochemical Psycologic emotional reactions
    Coping behaviors (Adaptive, Palliative, Maladaptive, Dysfunctional)
  4. 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. Identify 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Anxiety interventions (Severe, +3)Decrease anxiety, use firm simple direction, seclusion, meds.
    Give IM medication; use time-out prn


  2. Levels of Anxiety (Panic + 4)tolerate and may benefit from it.
    Becoming highly alert, mild uneasiness, feeling butterflies in stomach.


  3. Levels of Anxiety (Severe + 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. 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.


  5. Anxiety interventions (Mild, +1)Accept anxiety as natural part of daily life.
    Problem solve, discuss source of anxiety
    Use of adaptive coping mechanisms