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A nurse is monitoring a client who has schizophrenia and is receiving treatment with fluphenazine hydrochloride. Which of the following findings is an indication of neuropleptic malignant syndrome that the nurse should report to the provider?
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life-threatening neurologic emergency associated with the use of antipsychotic (neuroleptic) agents and characterized by a distinctive clinical syndrome of mental status change, rigidity, fever, and dysautonomia.
phenothiazines and is also referred to as a neuroleptic. Used to treat mood disorders like schizophrenia
A nurse is creating a plan of care for an 18-month-old toddler who has cerebral palsy. Which of the following interventions should the nurse include?
- use of mobile walker
-discourage activities involving repetitive joint movement
-use manual jaw control when feeding the toddler
-discourage use of wrist splints
use manual jaw control when feeding the toddler
A client asked the nurse what could have caused them to develop right sided heart failure? What would be the best response by the nurse?
- high blood pressure in the lungs
-long term hypertension
-the inability of the mitral valve to close properly
-narrowing of the aorta
high blood pressure in the lungs
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