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NUR 2459 / NUR2459 Mental and Behavioral Health Nursing Exam 1 Review | Rated A Guide | Latest 2021 / 2022 | Rasmussen College 1. explain what ECT is used today · the induction of a grand-mal ... seizure through the application of electrical currents to the brain during anesthesia. · Electrodes are placed bilaterally and an appropriate dose of electrical current is sent through the brain to enhance the effects of certain neurotransmitters. 2. what types of disorders can ECT help with? · Used as a last resort in depression, mania, schizophrenia, and psychosis when medication and treatment has failed. 3. side effects from ECT · confusion and memory loss, · headache 4. what is the role of the nurse during ECT? · often during the pre-op and post-op phases. · Complete assessment should be completed before the client goes back to the procedure, including medication reconciliation and a signed consent form. places the IV, gives pre procedure medications, takes vitals before and after procedure. after procedure : placing the patient on the side, orient the client, describe what happened, allow the patient to have therapeutic communication based on their feelings, assisting them as needed until fully awake. 5. what will actually happen during the ECT procedure? · When in the treatment room, the nurse will help position the patient while the CRNA gives the patient a short acting anesthetic and medication to induce the seizure.a bp cuff, pulse ox and oxygen may be given as needed and a bite block and electrodes to monitor EKG.once asleep, the provider will decide how much electricity the client will get and will shock the client and monitor for any changes, the CRNA will wake the patient up when finished, all people in the room will monitor for adverse reactions. 6. medications that may be given during ECT · atropine sulfate, succinylcholine, sedative medication and medication to help client relax. 7. what is trans-cranial magnetic stimulation? · a noninvasive therapy that uses magnetic pulsations to stimulate the cerebral cortex of the brain for those with depression who have not been responsive to medications. 8. What is vagus nerve stimulation? · provides electrical stimulation through the vagus nerve of the brain through a surgically implanted device to increase neurotransmitter levels to treat depression resistant to other methods of treatment and medication. 9. which system is responsible for how the body changes with stress? · fight or flight system- everyone will react differently 10. explain what stress is. · maladaptive responses to stressors from the internal or external environment, evidenced by thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are incongruent with the local and cultural norms, and interfere with the individual, social, occupational and physical functioning. 11. which two defense mechanisms are always healthy? · alturism and sublimation 12. Role of psychiatric nurse · maladaptive responses to stressors from the internal or external environment, evidenced by thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are incongruent with the local and cultural norms, and interfere with the individual, social, occupational and physical functioning. 13. what are some psychiatric historical events that have occurred in the early psychiatric era? [Show More]

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