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PN MENTAL HEALTH 2020 EXAM (Complete Guide for Exam with Verified Questions and Answers)

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1. A nurse is caring for an adult client who has visible injuries as a result of intimate partner violence. Which of the following actions should the nurse take? Answer: Encourage the client to deve... lop a safety plan 2. A nurse in an urgent care clinic is collecting data from a client whose friend reports a suspicion of cocaine use. The nurse should identify that which of the following manifestations is an indicator of the client’s use of this substance? Answer: Hypertension 3. A nurse in a mental health facility is caring for a client who has dementia. The client’s agitation is increasing. Which of the following actions should the nurse take first? Answer: Offer diversionary activities 4. A nurse is caring for a client who has bipolar disorder. The client suddenly appears agitated and begins pacing at the end of the hallway with clenched fists. Which of the following actions should the nurse take first? Answer: Determine the client’s intentions 5. A nurse is reinforcing discharge teaching with a client who has a new prescription for alprazolam. Which of the following instructions is the priority for the nurse to include? Answer: Do not drive until your reaction to the medication is determined 6. A nurse is caring for a client who is 2 days postoperative following a hip arthroplasty. When a news report about military action comes on the television, the client says to the nurse, “My youngest child died 6 months ago while serving in the military.” Which of the following responsesshould the nurse make? Answer: -This must be very difficult time for you -Your child’s death must be a terrible loss -Tell me something you remember about your child 7. A nurse is contributing to the plan of care for a client who has bipolar disorder and is exhibiting mania, Which of the following interventions should the nurse include to improve the nutritional status of the client? Answer: Have the client’s favorite snacks available at all times. 8. A nurse is collecting data from a client who has paranoid personality disorder. Which of the following manifestations should the nurse expect? Answer: Projects blame onto others 9. A nurse on and inpatient unit is assisting with a group therapy session. During the session, a client begins to shout using aggressive language. Which of the following statements should the nurse make to the client? Answer: When you raise your voice, it makes me feel uncomfortable and unsafe.” 10. A nurse in a mental health facility is caring for a client who has schizophrenia. The client becomes violent in the dayroom and begins throwing objects at staff and other clients. After calling for assistance. Which of the following actions should the nurse take next? Answer: Tell the client calmly to sit down 11. A nurse caring for a group of clients on a mental health unit. Which of the following client behaviors should the nurse reports to the charge nurse? Answer: A client who is m..............................................................................................CONTINUED [Show More]

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