by Cathy Parkes May 24, 2021
Ask your patient directly about hallucinations, including command hallucinations which are when a patient hears a voice instructing them to perform an action.
A patient with command hallucinations is at risk for self-harm or hurting others! Implement 1:1 observation if indicated.
Incidence vs. Prevalence:
Incidence is the number of NEW cases of disease/injury in a population during a period of time.
Prevalence is the number of ALL cases (new and pre-existing) of disease/injury in a population during a period of time