A 56-year-old male with a long history of alcohol abuse is brought to the detox center per terms of his probation. He had his last drink 6 hours ago and seems confused and agitated. The nurse expects the physician to order

  1. naloxone hydrochloride (Narcan).
  2. chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride (Librium).
  3. disulfiram (Antabuse).
  4. propofol (Diprivan).
Number 2 is correct.
Rationale: Librium is commonly used with clients experiencing acute alcohol withdrawal to manage anxiety and withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone hydrochloride is given to reverse the effects of opioids. Disulfiram would be provided post acutely to help with ongoing alcohol abuse. Propofol is a sedative that is used during surgical anesthesia.