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Nurses role in intoxification..Please, desperate..help

Hey guys. My professor got sick on clinical and instead gave us an assignment due in one week.

The assignment is:

Role of nurse of physical and mental health in chemical dependency.

Basically, she wants me to include 5 basic topics in it:

1) How do you evaluate Patient (suicidal,homicidal, Dual Daignosis)

2) Acute intoxification and overdose (What clues tell you this)

3) Withdrawal Symptoms (whats the nurses role here)

4) Role of nurse in Inpatient Detoxification Unit

5) Rehab (maintenance, preventing relapse)

This is a research paper. I have to include 5 articles in my bibliography.

So, i looked everywhere and cannot find anything on nurses role in intoxification, withdrawal, assessment, and rehab of patients with substance dependance.

Can anyone direct me to give solid articles about nurses role in chemical dependence? Please....Help...i have 4 days to do this.

Liddle Noodnik

Specializes in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep..

Hey guys. My professor got sick on clinical and instead gave us an assignment due in one week.

The assignment is:

Role of nurse of physical and mental health in chemical dependency.

Basically, she wants me to include 5 basic topics in it:

1) How do you evaluate Patient (suicidal,homicidal, Dual Daignosis)

2) Acute intoxification and overdose (What clues tell you this)

3) Withdrawal Symptoms (whats the nurses role here)

4) Role of nurse in Inpatient Detoxification Unit

5) Rehab (maintenance, preventing relapse)

This is a research paper. I have to include 5 articles in my bibliography.

So, i looked everywhere and cannot find anything on nurses role in intoxification, withdrawal, assessment, and rehab of patients with substance dependance.

Can anyone direct me to give solid articles about nurses role in chemical dependence? Please....Help...i have 4 days to do this.

Just do an internet search on "Chemical Dependency Nursing".

We're not allowed to do your homework for ya! :)

I don't want anyone to do my homework....??

I need help in getting articles that talk about nurses role in chemical dependence.

oMerMero

Specializes in ICU.

have you tried doing a search of the journals at your schools library?

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

i worked detox. you want to search for "detoxification protocols" or guidelines. betcha you'll find something if you use those and your other search words on the national guidelines clearinghouse website, but check the internet too:

check the assessment information on this sticky thread for mental health/psych evaluation information: https://allnurses.com/forums/f205/health-assessment-resources-techniques-forms-145091.html, or try searching the internet for suicide hotlines that may have websites with consumer information. try searching for "drug rehab programs" to get information on maintenance programs. some programs have a lot of information for the public on their websites.

oMerMero

Specializes in ICU.

you found nothing in a library search related to chemical dependency?

I don't see how she can have a research paper make up for clinical time... I thought most states had requirements for minimums of that sort of thing.

pinkiepie_RN

Specializes in General adult inpatient psychiatry.

I don't see how she can have a research paper make up for clinical time... I thought most states had requirements for minimums of that sort of thing.

When I had to miss clinical last semester because I was sick, I was assigned to write a 2 page research paper. When we had a snow day this semester, we were given a case study to work up. It's just busywork really, but I guess you do what you have to.

I'm in Tennessee, and if we miss a clinical day we make it up...no matter why it is missed. I would rather do that than a paper, yuck! Give me hands on anytime over research and paperwork! I feel for you...I really do!:uhoh3:

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