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Ch 28: Behavioral & Psychological Nursing Actions

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This convenient online chapter helps you study behavioral and psychological nursing actions for upcoming certification or school exams. Inside, you'll find engaging lessons and mini quizzes that can be completed at your own pace.

Behavioral & Psychological Nursing Actions - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our expert nursing instructors to review important psychological and behavioral nursing actions. As you work through these informative lessons, you'll study techniques and interventions for non-violent crises, communication problems, patient restraint and much more. When you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Recognize and manage communication problems with elderly patients
  • Describe several de-escalation and non-violent crisis intervention techniques for nurses
  • Understand how nurses restrain patients and manage behavioral therapeutic interventions
  • Evaluate behavioral and psychosocial disorder assessments

To help you reinforce your understanding of these concepts, we've included interactive quizzes throughout the chapter. The chapter is accessible on any computer or mobile device, and you can study whenever it's convenient. Finally, if you have any questions, you can easily submit them to our instructors online at any time.

5 Lessons in Chapter 28: Behavioral & Psychological Nursing Actions
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Communication Problems with Geriatric Patients: Recognition & Management

1. Communication Problems with Geriatric Patients: Recognition & Management

Explore the challenges of effective communication among elderly people, including physical and cognitive issues that impede the ability of the elderly to express themselves and their ability to understand others, and learn ways to address these issues.

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention & De-Escalation Techniques for Nurses

2. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention & De-Escalation Techniques for Nurses

In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize behavioral emergencies which may escalate into crisis situations, as well as learn techniques for diffusing and de-escalating these situations to decrease violence in the healthcare setting.

Behavioral Therapeutic Interventions: Indications & Patient Management

3. Behavioral Therapeutic Interventions: Indications & Patient Management

Behavioral therapy involves different types of treatments, acknowledgment of a variety of disorders, and individualized management plans. This lesson will discuss the indications and patient management for behavioral therapeutic interventions.

Restraining Patients: Indications & Management for Nurses

4. Restraining Patients: Indications & Management for Nurses

Restraining patients should only be used as a very last resort, but there are situations when it is necessary. In this lesson, we will learn about when restraints are appropriate and how they should be managed by the nurse caring for them.

Assessments for Behavioral & Psychosocial Disorders

5. Assessments for Behavioral & Psychosocial Disorders

Mental health therapists use different assessments to identify the disorders their patients present with. Each assessment consists of a series of questions designed to help clients describe and identify their current symptoms. The results allow the therapist to determine if the client has issues with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or alcoholism.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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