You are on an acute care psych unit, and a 25-year-old woman was brought in by her mother, who told you she has been acting “strange.” She explained that she had purchased $2,500 worth of coffee mugs last week, cannot sleep, and is destined to complete a thesis on world peace by working day and night. The patient is started on lithium. Which of the following statements by the patient indicates a need for further education? Select all that apply.
I will take my birth control routinely.
If I miss a dose of this medication I should double up the next dose.
Because this medication works on my Serotonin receptors, I will be sure to let my doctor know if there is an increase or decrease in blood pressure and check it weekly.
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