Termination phase when discharge plans are being made.
Working phase when the client shows some progress.
Orientation phase when a contract is established.
Working phase when the client brings it up.
Question the client until he responds
Initiate contact with the client frequently
Sit outside the clients room
Wait for the client to begin the conversation
Waiting until the client’s family can participate in the client’s care
Asking the client if he is ready to take shower
Explaining the importance of hygiene to the client
Stating to the client that it’s time for him to take a shower
Urine retention and blurred vision
Respiratory depression and convulsion
Delirium and Sedation
Tremors and cardiac arrhythmias
Flight of ideas
Cleaning dayroom tables
Leading group activity
Reading a book
Use of gun
“I’m of no use to anyone anymore.”
“I know my kids don’t need me anymore since they’re grown.”
“I couldn’t kill myself because I don’t want to go to hell.”
“I don’t think about killing myself as much as I used to.”
Using exercise bicycle
Benztropine mesylate (Cogentin)
Giving the client canned supplements until the delusion subsides
Asking what kind of poison the client suspects is being used
Serving foods that come in sealed packages
Allowing the client to be the first to open the cart and get a tray