Cely is experiencing alcohol withdrawal exhibits tremors, diaphoresis and hyperactivity. Blood pressure is 190/87 mmhg and pulse is 92 BPM. Which of the medications would the nurse expect to administer?
A. Naloxone (Narcan) B. Benzlropine (Cogentin) C. Lorazepam (Ativan) D. Haloperidol (Haldol)
The nurse would most likely administer benzodiazepine, such as lorazepan (ativan) to the client who is experiencing symptom: The clients experiences symptoms of withdrawal because of the rebound phenomenon when the sedation of the CNS from alcohol begins to decrease.