To understand the client’s full potential for performing activities of daily living.
To understand the client’s current symptoms that affect the client’s functioning.
To understand the client’s discharge needs for current discharge planning.
To understand the amount of growth that may be expected from this client during hospitalization.
Reassure the client and administer as needed lorazepam (Ativan) I.M.
Administer as needed dose of benztropine (Cogentin) I.M. as ordered.
Administer as needed dose of benztropine (Cogentin) by mouth as ordered.
Administer as needed dose of haloperidol (Haldol) by mouth.
Say, "You know it's your medicine."
Allow him to open the individual wrappers of the medication.
Say, "Don't worry about what is in the pills. It's what is ordered."
Ignore the comment because it's probably a joke.