Posted: March 4th, 2018
A prisoner, with a known history of alcohol abuse, has been in police custody for 48 hours. Initially, anxiety, sweating, and tremors were noted. Now, disorientation, hallucination, and hyper-reactivity are observed. The medical diagnosis is delirium tremens. What is the priority nursing diagnosis?
A. Risk for Situational Low Self-esteem related to police custody.
B. Risk for Nutritional Deficit related to chronic alcohol abuse.
C. Risk for Injury related to seizures.
D. Risk for Other-Directed Violence related to hallucinations.
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