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Coe Meade Cdp Anxiety

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Anxiety levels with discussion of signs and symptoms

Anxiety levels with discussion of signs and symptoms

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  • 1. Anxiety
  • 2. Objective
    • Provided with a scenario of a patient with signs and symptoms of anxiety, the nursing student will be able to categorize the level of anxiety exhibited by the patient, according to the criterion of the 4 levels of anxiety found in your Varcarolis’ text.
  • 3. Anxiety
    • Response to a stressful situation
    • Results from a threat (real or perceived)
  • 4. Levels of Anxiety
    • Mild
    • Moderate
    • Severe
    • Panic
  • 5. Mild Anxiety
    • Perceptual field heightened
    • Grasps what is happening
    • Identifies disturbing things
    • Can work toward a goal
    • Can examine alternatives
  • 6. Mild Anxiety
    • Experiences slight discomfort
    • Restlessness
    • Irritability
    • Mild tension relieving behaviors
  • 7. Moderate Anxiety
    • Perceptual field narrows
    • Selective inattention
    • Needs to have things pointed out
    • Problem solving ability moderately impaired
    • Benefit from guidance/support
  • 8. Moderate Anxiety
    • Shaky voice, concentration difficult
    • Sympathetic nervous system symptoms
  • 9. Moderate Anxiety
    • Mild somatic complaints
  • 10. Severe Anxiety
    • Perceptual field greatly reduced
    • Learning & problem solving not possible
    • Attention scattered
    • Self-absorbed
  • 11. Severe Anxiety
    • Can’t attend to events or see connections
    • Perceptions distorted
    • Feelings of dread/doom
  • 12. Severe Anxiety
    • Sympathetic nervous system symptoms
  • 13. Severe Anxiety
    • Confusion, purposeless activity
  • 14. Severe Anxiety
    • Somatic symptoms increase
  • 15. Panic Level Anxiety www.everyhomeremedy.com/20/06 09/06
    • Unable to focus on environment
    • Terror, emotional paralysis
  • 16. Panic Level Anxiety
    • Hallucinations/delusions
    • Muteness, severe withdrawal, immobility
    • Extreme agitation, severe shakiness
  • 17. Panic Level Anxiety
    • Disorganized, irrational thinking
    • Unintelligible speech
  • 18. Anxiety
    • Are you prepared to assess your
    • patient’s anxiety level?