A 42years old male is admitted into Medical Surgical floor due to Cellulitis of the left antecubital space. Physical examination reveals pinpoint puipils and there are multiple puncture sites on bilateral arms.( both arms)He finds it difficult to concentrate and he has difficulty answering simple questions. What should the nurse observe the patient for?.
A.Agitation,sweating and abdominal cramps.
C.Stresses ,depression and pressure. D.Tremor,headache and upset stomach. Correct answer is A.
Rationale:Agitation, sweating and abdominal cramps are early signs of narcotic withdrawal.