NCLEX-RN Question 10

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Q: Which nursing action should the nurse take first to prevent medication noncompliance in a patient with schizophrenia?

A. Teach benefits of medication compliance
B. Build rapport with patient
C. Give medication in an alternate route
D. Assure the patient that the medication is safe to take

Correct Answer: B
The impaired ability to form and maintain interpersonal relationships is the major characteristic of schizophrenia. The major focus of nursing actions centers on helping the patient enter into meaningful socializations. Building rapport and establishing trust are the primary goals to achieve before teaching can be effective.

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