A client diagnosed with bipolar disease is receiving a maintenance dosage of lithium carbonate. His wife calls the community mental health nurse to report that her husband is displaying mild aggression and poor judgment. Which intervention is appropriate?

administer an extra dose of lithium carbonate take client to the closest emergency department measure lithium blood level arrange for hemodialysis

The nurse is caring for a client diagnosed with bipolar disorder. During the morning assessment, the client tells the nurse that she hears people in the room behind her bed talking about her. Which response by the nurse best reflects therapeutic communication?

“What do you hear them saying?” “I will see if we can move you to another room.” “I will notify your doctor in case he wants to change your medications.” “I und...