NURS 6521: Review Test Submission: Week 11 Quiz. All Answers provided
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Review Test Submission: Week 11 ¬ Quiz
Course NURS¬6521N¬28,Advanced Pharmacology. Winter 2019
Test Week 11 ¬ Quiz
Started 2/6/19 9:56 AM
Submitted 2/6/19 10:11 AM
Attempt Score 40 out of 40 points
Time Elapsed 14 minutes out of 1 hour and 40 minutes
Instructions Please answer each question below and click Submit when you have completed the
The clinical nurse educator who oversees the emergency department in a children's hospital has
launched an awareness program aimed at reducing drug errors. What measure addresses the most
common cause of incorrect doses in the care of infants and children?
A nurse is providing patient education to a 13¬year¬old girl who was just diagnosed with type 1
diabetes mellitus. Which of the following statements by the patient will alert the nurse that special
instructions regarding insulin are necessary?
A nurse is caring for a 10¬year¬old boy who complains of chronic headaches. His mother reports
that she gives him Tylenol at least three times a day. Which of the following will the nurse work with
the physician to evaluate?
A nurse who provides care on a pediatric medicine unit has conducted a medication reconciliation of
a recently¬admitted patient. In light of the fact that the child takes methylphenidate (Ritalin), the
nurse is justified in considering a history of what health problem?
A 29¬year¬old woman who is morbidly obese has recently begun a comprehensive, medicallysupervised program of weight reduction. Prior to adding dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) to her
regimen, the patient should be questioned about her intake of
A nurse is having difficulty administering a bitter drug to a 5¬year¬old child. The nurse should
A nurse is administering drugs to a 10¬year¬old child who has multiple health problems. The child is
underweight and is on a special diet. Which of the following will the nurse consider when planning
for the best absorption of the prescribed drugs? (Select all that apply.)
To which of the following patients would a medication nurse most likely administer caffeine as part
of the treatment plan?
A nurse is obtaining baseline physical data from a 7¬year¬old patient who is to be started on
dextroamphetamine for ADHD. After obtaining vital signs, height, and weight, the nurse will prepare
the patient for an
A 22¬year¬old woman has given birth to an infant who exhibits the signs and symptoms of maternal
cocaine use during pregnancy. These signs and symptoms are a result of what pathophysiological
effect of opioid use during pregnancy?
A 10¬year¬old boy is taking dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) daily for ADHD. At each clinic visit, the
nurse's priority assessment would be
A patient reports to a clinic with complaints of breast tenderness, a right lumpy breast, and no
breast discharge. The breast tenderness occurs primarily during her menstrual cycle. The nurse
practitioner probably suspects
A patient is being seen in the emergency department for a sprained ankle and is given a drug to
relieve pain. When a second dose of the pain medication is given, the patient develops redness of
the skin, itching, and swelling at the site of injection of the drug. The most likely cause of this
The recommended treatment for trichomoniasis is
A 3¬year¬old boy has developed otitis media and requires antibiotics. In order to increase the
chance that the boy will take his prescribed medication, the nurse should
A 13¬year¬old female took a weight loss drug that activated the sympathetic nervous system. Which
of the following assessment findings would the nurse expect?
A preterm neonate received caffeine for the treatment of apnea. The nurse should monitor the
neonate for which of the following?
A nurse is going to administer medication to an infant using a medicine dropper. The best method is
to open the child's mouth by gently squeezing the cheeks and placing the drops
A nurse works at a weight management clinic. To which of the following overweight patients could
the nurse safely administer dextroamphetamine?
A 15¬year¬old boy who has been taking dextroamphetamine for the treatment of ADHD has been
experiencing a depressed mood and a sense of hopelessness. He confides in the school nurse that
he has begun taking his stepfather's antidepressant to improve his mood. After immediately phoning
the boy's stepfather, the nurse learns that the drug in question is phenelzine (Nardil), a monoamine
oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). The nurse should recognize that this combination of drugs creates a
serious risk of what health problem?
A 15¬year¬old boy has been diagnosed with bone cancer after several months of fatigue and pain.
What question should the nurse include in an assessment when trying to minimize the potential for
adverse drug reactions?
A nurse practitioner orders 150 mg of oral fluconazole for a patient with vulvovaginal candidiasis.
The patient should expect to take medication
A 6¬month¬old child has developed skin irritation due to an allergic reaction. He has been prescribed
a topical skin ointment. The nurse will consider which of the following before administering the drug?
A 2¬year¬old child is diagnosed with a minor ailment and is to be administered medications at home
for 2 weeks. The child lives with his mother, grandmother, and four other children between the ages
of 14 months and 7 years. The home health nurse is asked to assess the home environment to
determine if it is appropriate for the child to take his medication at home. Which of the following will
have the greatest impact on the nurse's assessment?
A child is admitted to the burn unit with second and third degree burns on both arms and part of his
or her face. When administering topical medications to the burned areas, the nurse should
A nurse working in a cancer center is preparing to administer medication to a 5¬year¬old child. The
nurse will calculate the drug dosage by using
A nurse who provides care on a pediatric unit of a hospital is aware that the potential for harm as a
result of drug errors is higher among infants and children than adults. This fact is primarily due to
A 30¬year¬old man with a BMI of 59 has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In
light of the man's lack of success with weight loss programs in the past, his care provider has
prescribed sibutramine (Meridia). What instructions should the nurse consequently provide to this
A 19¬year¬old patient reports to a clinic with vaginal discharge with a foul odor. A microscopic exam
reveals trichomonas vaginalis. The nurse practitioner is aware that
A 16¬year¬old boy is prescribed cromolyn sodium nasal spray to treat a nasal allergy. To maximize
the therapeutic effects of the drug, which of the following will the nurse include in instructions to the
An immunocompromised 7¬year¬old child was recently discharged home with a peripherally¬inserted
central line (PIC line) for home antibiotic therapy. He has now been brought to the emergency
department by his mother and father with signs and symptoms of line sepsis. Upon questioning, the
mother states that she has been removing the PIC dressing daily and washing the site with warm
water and a cloth. What nursing diagnosis is most appropriate in this situation?
A 21¬year¬old female has a history of irregular menses. She recently became sexually active, and
would like to begin taking oral contraceptives (OCs). The nurse practitioner recognizes that most
likely this patient would benefit from taking which category of OCs.
A 12¬year¬old boy is being discharged from the hospital after major surgery. The boy will be taking
two medications at home for an extended period. The nurse who is discharging the patient should
provide medication teaching specifically to
A school nurse has been teaching high school students about the risks associated with marijuana
use. However, the nurse has been met with considerable skepticism on the part of students, most
of whom believe that marijuana is a benign drug. Which of the following teaching points should the
A patient asks the nurse practitioner about food sources such as soybeans and soy products. The
nurse practitioner understands that these foods are considered
A nurse is explaining to the parents of a 6¬year¬old child suffering from angina why nitroglycerin
patches for chest pain would not be appropriate. Which of the following will the nurse include in an
A 5¬year¬old boy needs an IM injection. The least painful and most effective injection site would be
A nurse practitioner orders a single dose of 2 g Metronidazole orally. How many milligrams will the
patient receive in one dose?
A 35¬year¬old woman is on a weight¬loss program and is to begin taking sibutramine (Meridia). After
baseline physical data are obtained, the nurse will assess the patient's childbearing potential. The
nurse will inform the patient that during sibutramine therapy she should
A 7¬year¬old child has been taking tetracycline for a bacterial infection. The nurse will be sure to
inform the parents that this drug could cause.
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