Tuesday, May 30, 2023

When planning care for a client who has ingested phencyclidine (PCP).. Client’s safety needs



When planning care for a client who has ingested phencyclidine (PCP), nurse Wayne is aware that the following is the highest priority?


  • a. Client’s physical needs
  • b. Client’s safety needs
  • c. Client’s psychosocial needs
  • d. Client’s medical needs

Answer B.

The highest priority for a client who has ingested PCP is meeting safety needs of the client as well as the staff. Drug effects are unpredictable and prolonged, and the client may lose control easily. After safety needs have been met, the client’s physical, psychosocial, and medical needs can be met.