Serotonin syndrome-muscle rigidity and confusion in the older adult.

@article{Somes2012SerotoninSR,
  title={Serotonin syndrome-muscle rigidity and confusion in the older adult.},
  author={Joan Somes and Nancy Stephens Donatelli},
  journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          76-78
        }
}
Margaret, an 82-year-old woman, is brought to the emergency department confused and “not acting right.” On arrival, she is confused, restless, diaphoretic, and lacks coordination as she reaches for items (such as the pen). Her blood pressure is 220/110 mm Hg, heart rate irregular at 120 bpm, respiratory rate 24 per minute, and temperature 102.5°F. The… CONTINUE READING