I'm hoping to take the Nclex sometime this next month, so I've been pretty busy studying. I seem to be getting questions regarding how to address delusions in pts with schizophrenia wrong all the time.
In one question, the pt is anxious that someone is going to kill him. I was between an answer choice that stated that the nurse would stay with the patient and one in which the nurse tells the pt that no one is trying to kill you.
Today, I'm doing more practice questions and get a similar question. Pt lost her headband, is anxiously stating that things are going to come out of her head. Again, I'm between answer choices that are 1. tell her that nothing is coming out of her head and 2. let's go in your room and look for your headband.
When do you call out delusions and when do you try to ease the pt?