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Glossary of Nsg. II emotional concerns

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Kindling process
snowball effect seen in minor seizure
dystonia (acute)
muscular rigidity and cramping, stiff or thick tongue with difficulty swallowing
spasms can produce
torticollis- twisted head, neck
opisthotonus - tightness of body with head back, arched neck
oculogyric crisis - eyes rolled back
akathisia
intense need to move about
anticholinergic side effects
orthostatic hypotension,dry mouth, constipation, urinary hesitance or retention, blurred near vision
3 groups of antidepressants
1. tricyclic and related cyclic antidepressants
2. Selective serotonn reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's)
3. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI's)
standard of care
the care that they provide to clients meet set expectations and is what any nurse in a similar situation would do.
tort
a wrongful act that results in injury, loss, or damage.
negligence
causing harm by failing to do what a reasonable and prudent person would do in similar circumstances.
malpractice
a type of negligence that refers specifically to professionals such as nurses. Families can file a law suit in any case of injury, loss or death

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