Admit to: Acute Psychiatric Unit
Diagnosis: Major Depression, severe, without psychotic features
Legal Status: Voluntary
Allergies: No known allergies
Vitals: q shift x 3, then q day if stable
Activity: Restrict to unit
Precautions: Suicide precautions
Labs: Chem 20, CBC with diff, UA with toxicology screen, urine pregnancy test,
RPR, thyroid function Medications: Sertraline (Zoloft) 50 mg po qAM.ee5r55rrrr
Lorazepam (Ativan) 2 mg po q 4 hours prn agitation (not to exceed 8 mg/24 hours.
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