Question Week 1 Quiz Question 1 A patient has a blood serum drug level of 50 units/mL . The drug’s half-life is 1 hour . If concentrations above 25 units/mL are toxic and no more of the drug is given, how long will it take for the blood level to reach the nontoxic range? Question 2 During a clinic visit, a patient complains of having frequent muscle cramps in her legs . The nurse’s assessment reveals that the patient has been taking over-the-counter laxatives for the past 7 years . The nurse informed the patient that prolonged use of laxatives Question 3 Which of the following affects drug distribution throughout the body? Question 4 An unconscious patient has been brought to the hospital, and the physician has prescribed a life-saving drug to be administered parenterally . Which of the following methods would be the most appropriate for the nurse to use when administering the medication? Question 5 An older adult patient with a history of Alzheimer’s disease and numerous chronic health problems has been prescribed several medications during his current admission to hospital and recent declines in the patient’s cognition have impaired his ability to swallow pills . Which of the following medications may the nurse crush before administering them to this patient? Question 6 A nurse has been administering a drug to a patient intramuscularly (IM) . The physician discontinued the IM dose and wrote an order for the drug to be given orally . The nurse notices that the oral dosage is considerably higher than the parenteral dose and understands that this due to Question 7 A patient who has ongoing pain issues has been prescribed meperidine (Demerol) IM . How should the nurse best administer this medication? Question 8 A 56-year-old female patient has been admitted to the hospital with chronic muscle spasms and has been prescribed a new medication to treat the spasms . She has a poorly documented allergy to eggs, synthetic clothes, and perfumes . What is the priority action of the nurse to ensure that prescribed medication does not experience an allergic reaction? Question 9 The nurse is caring for a patient receiving an aminoglycoside (antibiotic) that can be nephrotoxic . Which of the following will alert the nurse that the patient may be experiencing nephrotoxicity? Question 10 A nurse is caring for a patient who has recently moved from Vermont to south Florida . The patient has been on the same antihypertensive drug for 6 years and has had stable blood pressures and no adverse effects . Since her move, however, she reports “dizzy spells and weakness” and feels that the drug is no longer effective . The nurse suspects that the change in the effectiveness of the drug is related to Question 11 A patient with a recent diagnosis of acute renal failure has a long-standing seizure disorder which has been successfully controlled for several years with antiseizure medications . The nurse should recognize that the patient’s compromised renal function will likely Question 12 A nurse is caring for a patient who has had part of her small intestine removed due to cancer . She has also now developed hypertension and has been prescribed a new medication to decrease her blood pressure . While planning the patient’s care, the nurse should consider a possible alteration in which of the following aspects of pharmacokinetics? Question 13 A nurse who is responsible for administering medications should understand that the goals of the MedWatch program are to (Select all that apply . ) Question 14 The nurse’s assessment of a community-dwelling adult suggests that the client may have drug allergies that have not been previously documented . What statement by the client would confirm this? Question 15 A patient with a variety of chronic health problems is being seen by her nurse practitioner, who is currently reviewing the patient’s medication regimen . Which of the patient’s medications should prompt the nurse to teach her to avoid drinking gra…

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