The nurse did assessment of a 50years old female. After completion of the assessment the nurse determined that the patient is showing symptoms of acute dystonic reaction due to an antipsychotic medication patient received. What will be the most accurate actions for the nurse to take?.

A.Encourage patient to sleep.

B.Give patient food before sleeping. C.Notify the charge nurse and supervisor. D.Call and notify the doctor and obtain orders for Benadryl intramuscular injection.

Correct answer is D.

Rationale It is an emergency situation, it can occlude the airway. The cause of dystonic reaction is usually due to our body reaction to medication.


Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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