Posted: June 23rd, 2017
Tony refuses his evening dose of Haloperidol (Haldol), then becomes extremely agitated in the dayroom while other clients are watching television. He begins cursing and throwing furniture. Nurse Oliver first action is to:
a. Check the client’s medical record for an order for an as-needed I.M. dose of medication for agitation.
b. Place the client in full leather restraints.
c. Call the attending physician and report the behavior.
d. Remove all other clients from the dayroom.
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.