Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Psych E2

What is ECT? Tx in which grand mal seizure lasts 25-60 seconds via electrical currents to head.
What is ECT's mechanism of action? Acts like tricyclic antidepressants by releasing prolactin, TSH, Adrenocotricotrpoic hormone, and endorphins.
What is the usual course of tx? 6-12 tx 2-3x/week
Indications for ECT? Severe depression, bipolar, suicidal/homicidal, poor drug response, Pregnant psychiatric patients, postpartum psychosis, schizophrenia, catatonoia
Adverse effects of ECT? Headaches, nausea, muscle soreness, drowsiness, confusion, amnesia
Nursing Care of ECT NPO 6-8 hours before tx Remove prostheses, glasses, hearing aids Void before tx Bite block Informed consent After check q15 mins
Purpose of Robinul or Atropine Anticholinergic: inhibits salivation and respiratory secretions which prevents aspiration and vagal stimulation
Purpose of Anectine Minimize motor response and prevents fractures&dislocations (Ambu bag oxygen needed)
Purpose of Thiopental or Brevital (methohexital) Ansesthics; sedation
Purpose of Benzodiazepines such as Diazepam (Valium) or Pentothal Given if seizures last too long
Absolute contraindications Brain tumor w/ increased intracranial pressure
Very High Risk Recent MI, CVA, or intracranial mass lesion
High Risk CP, CHF, Severe pulmonary disease or osteoporosis, glaucoma, retinal detachment, thrombophlebitis, pregnancy
Created by: TedMed
Popular Nursing sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards