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When reviewing a client's record, which condition would the nurse identify as cautioning the use of Donepezil? Asthma
A caregiver of a client diagnosed with AD asks the nurse about the cholinesterase inhibitor Galantamine prescribed for the client. Which response by the nurse would be most appropriate? These drugs help to slow the progression of the disease and The drug will help to cure the memory problems the client is experiencing.
A client with Parkinson's disease is undergoing treatment in a health care facility. Which of the following nursing interventions should the nurse perform as part of the client's ongoing assessment? Observe the client for various neuromuscular signs.
A client is prescribed an antipsychotic drug that also has an antiemetic effect. Which of the following would the nurse identify as having this effect? Prochlorperazine (Compazine) AND Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
A client is prescribed clozapine. The nurse instructs the client on the need for weekly laboratory testing for which of the following? WBC count
A client weighs 200 lb. The client is to receive 5 mg/kg per dose of drug. The client will receive ______ mg of the drug in each dose. 454.5 mg
A nurse is caring for a client with a musculoskeletal disorder who is experiencing a significant impairment in the ability to ambulate due to pain. As a result, the client spends a majority of time in bed. What would the nurse mo include in plan of care? Changing the client's position every 2 hours
The caregiver of a client who is started on antipsychotic drug therapy asks the nurse when the client's symptoms will improve. Which response by the nurse would be most appropriate? It might take about 6 weeks or so before the drug is most effective.”
After teaching a group of nursing students about CNS stimulants, the instructor determines that the teaching was successful when the students identify which of the following as a contraindication? Severe hypertension
A child is prescribed dexmethylphenidate. When developing the teaching plan for the child and parents, the nurse instructs the parents to administer the drug at which time? Select all that apply. Before breakfast AND Before lunch
The nurse is providing care to a client receiving clozapine (Clozaril). The nurse would be alert for an increased risk of bone marrow suppression if the client is also receiving which of the following? Select all that apply. Immunological agents and Anticholinergics
After teaching a group of nursing students about the various drugs used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, the instructor determines that the teaching was successful when the students identify which of the following as being used to treat osteoporosis? Bone resorption inhibitors
A client admitted to the facility for alcohol withdrawal is prescribed an antianxiety medication. The nurse instructs client about the need for cessation of alcohol consumption based on the understanding that the client would be at increased risk for? CNS depression
After administering rivastigmine to a client with Alzheimer's Disease, the nurse would continue to assess the client for which of the following adverse effects? Anorexia and nausea
A client is prescribed modafinil as treatment for narcolepsy. When teaching the client about the drug, which of the following would the nurse include in the instructions for the client? Record number of periods of sleepiness.
A nurse is preparing to administer phenytoin to a client. The nurse understands the need to administer this drug cautiously if the client has a history of which of the following? Select all that apply. hypotension, severe myocardial insufficiency, and hepatic impairment.
A client who is prescribed buspirone therapy also is receiving digoxin for heart failure. The nurse understands that this client would be at increased risk for which of the following? Digitalis toxicity
A client is admitted to a local health care facility for chronic insomnia. The primary health care provider prescribes eszopiclone. Which of the following would the nurse encourage the client to avoid when teaching the client about this drug? Alcohol consumption
Which of the following instructions should the nurse specifically stress when administering drugs used for muscle spasm and cramping? Avoid alcohol or other CNS depressants.
A nurse is caring for a client with suicidal tendencies. Which of the following would be most important for the nurse to do after administering the drug orally? Inspect the oral cavity to ensure that the drug is swallowed.
A nurse is caring for a client with seizure disorders who is admitted to the health care facility. The client is prescribed phenytoin. During therapy, which of the following would be most important for the nurse to include in the ongoing assessment?? Obtain serum plasma drug levels regularly.
A client with anxiety is prescribed anxiolytic therapy. Before administering the drug, the nurse assesses the client for symptoms of anxiety. Which of the following would the nurse expect to find? Increased blood pressure, increased pulse rate and increased muscle tension.
A client who is prescribed a hypnotic asks the nurse, “About how long will I be taking this medication?” Which time frame would the nurse most likely include in the response? No more than 2 weeks
A client is receiving lithium therapy at a health care facility. The client informs the nurse that he is taking antacids for heartburn. The nurse would be alert for which of the following due to the interaction of the two drugs? Decreased effectiveness of lithium
A nurse understands that lorazepam (Ativan) is the drug of choice for treating status epilepticus but its effects last for less than 1 hour. The nurse would expect what to be prescribed along with lorazepam (Ativan) during status epilepticus? Phenytoin (Dilantin)
A client is prescribed donepezil for dementia. Review of the client's medication history reveals that the client uses NSAIDs for arthritis. The nurse would assess the client closely for which of the following? Increased risk of GI bleeding
After administering an antiparkinson drug to a client, the nurse assesses the effectiveness of the drug. The nurse notes that the client's slow movements have improved. The nurse documents this as an improvement in which of the following? Bradykinesia
A nurse is caring for a client who is receiving alprazolam. The nurse would be alert for which of the following as an initial adverse reaction with this drug? Headache
After teaching a client who is prescribed lithium about the drug, the nurse determines that the teaching was successful when the client states which of the following? “I should take the drug with food.”
The nurse suspects that the client is developing toxicity to an anticonvulsant if assessment reveals which of the following? Slurred speech
A physician writes an order for a client to receive levothyroxine (Synthroid) 0.2 mg, but 100-mcg tablets are supplied. The nurse would administer _________ tablets to the client. 2 tablets
A nurse is caring for an individual who is to receive antidepressant therapy on an outpatient basis. What precaution should the nurse suggest to prevent risk of injury if the client experiences dizziness when getting out of bed? Rise slowly when getting out of bed.
The caregiver of a client diagnosed with AD asks the nurse about the prescribed therapy with rivastigmine and about how the drug works. The nurse would integrate knowledge of which action in the response to the caregiver? Increases the level of acetylcholine in the CNS
A nurse is caring for a client who is receiving cyclobenzaprine. The nurse would expect to assess which of the following as indicating the therapeutic effect of the drug? Reduction of muscle spasm
A nurse observes rhythmic, involuntary facial movements in a client who has been receiving antipsychotic drugs. The client also makes chewing movements and, at times, his tongue protrudes. The nurse interprets these findings as which of the following? Tardive dyskinesia
A client is prescribed zolpidem. The nurse would emphasize the need to plan for the proper amount of sleep. The nurse determines that the teaching plan was successful when the client states that he will plan for how many hours of sleep at night? 7-8 hours
A nurse is caring for a client who has been prescribed amantadine for the treatment of the influenza A virus. After administration of the drug, the client complains of dry mouth. What should the nurse offer the client to help relieve dry mouth?
An older adult client is prescribed diazepam for seizure control. Which of the following would be most important for the nurse to monitor?

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