The last time I gave Haldol I was in a room with five other nurses trying to get an extremely agitated patient to calm down before he became a serious danger to himself and my colleagues. This particular patient had come up from the emergency room in full drug-induced psychosis related to methamphetamine use. He was in four-point restraints and STILL required an entire gaggle of RNs to keep him (and ourselves) safe.
Hey hey guys and gals! It’s time for another PodQuiz and this one is a doozy! Maybe you’ve noticed that studying depression in nursing school is really tough…it’s a complex topic that requires all your critical thinking skills. This PodQuiz covers some of the basics you’ll need to know to rock that mental health exam and take really good care of patients with depression during your mental health clinical rotation (and anywhere else you might encounter them).