ATI MENTAL HEALTH PROCTORED EXAM 2020 – STUDY GUIDE
1. A 45-year-old male patient has just started on lithium for manic episodes of bipolar disorder. He tells you that he gets a sour feeling in his stomach when he takes the medicine. What is the best response by the nurse?
a. I believe you'll adjust to it. It is important that you continue with the lithium
b. This is could be a toxic effect. Let's not take the next dose, and I'll call the doctor
c. It is your right to refuse the medication. I support your decision
d. Tomorrow. We will give you your lithium after you eat breakfast
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