Schizophrenia Admitting Orders

Admit to: Acute Psychiatric Unit

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, Continuous Paranoid Type, Acute Exacerbation

Legal Status: Involuntary by conservator

Condition: Actively Psychotic

Allergies: No known allergies

Vitals: q shift x 3, then q day if stable

Activity: Restrict to unit

Precautions: Assault precautions

Diet: Regular

Labs: Chem 20, CBC with diff, UA with toxicology screen, urine pregnancy test, RPR, thyroid function.


Risperidone (Risperdal) 2 mg po bid x 2 days, then 4 mg po qhs. Lorazepam (Ativan) 2 mg po q 4 hours prn agitation (not to exceed 8 mg/24 hours.

Zolpidem (Ambien) 10 mg po qhs prn insomnia. Tylenol 650 mg po q 4 hours prn pain or fever. Milk of magnesia 30 cc po q 12 hours prn constipation. Mylanta 30 cc po q 4 hours prn dyspepsia.

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