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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

Delirium tremens could best be described as what types of observations?

  1. “Disorganized thinking, feelings of terror and non-organized behavior.”
  2. “A generalized shaking of the body accompanied by repetitive thoughts expressed verbally.”
  3. “An excited state accompanied by disorientation, hallucinations and tachycardia.”
  4. “Single or multiple jerks caused by rapid contracting muscles with alternating relaxation.”

The correct answer is: 3 – An excited state accompanied by disorientation, hallucinations and tachycardia.

Another name for Delirium tremens? The DT’s, alcohol withdrawl. From there you probably know what signs to look out for. You can learn more about DT on MedlinePlus.

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Written by stereotypicalone

August 24, 2009 at 17:31

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