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This activity contains 10 questions.
The nurse has instructed a parent on proper administration of a liquid preparation. The child is to be given 10 ml t.i.d. The nurse determines teaching has been effective when the parent states:
"I will give 2 teaspoons with each meal of the day."
"I will give 2 teaspoons three times a day in a dosing syringe."
"I will be sure to give a full rounded teaspoon with all three doses."
"I need to give 1 tablespoon three times a day in a small medicine cup."
The nurse is preparing to administer a medication to a client receiving a continuous feeding via a gastrostomy tube. Prior to administration, the nurse takes what action?
Mix the medication with at least 30 ml of the formula the client is receiving.
Aspirate feeding, and check for residual volume.
Ensure feeding is running at 50 ml or greater.
Position the client on the left side, with the head elevated 90 degrees.
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A nurse asks a client to discuss the way medications will be taken at home during the
phase of the nursing process.
A client has an allergic reaction to a newly prescribed medication. The nurse places the highest priority on which action?
Instruct the client to remain calm.
Document the allergy in the medical record.
Communicate the allergic response to the physician and pharmacist.
Place an agency-approved allergy bracelet on the client.
After administering medications to a client known to have multiple allergies, the client's vital signs are T 99.2°F, R 168, P 46, and BP 76/40. The nurse concludes the client is experiencing which type of reaction?
The order reads "Lasix 40 mg IV STAT." Which action should the nurse take?
Administer the medication within 30 minutes of the order.
Administer the medication within 5 minutes of the order.
Administer the medication as required by the client's condition.
Assess the client's urinary output prior to administering the medication. Hold the medication if output is less than 30 mL/hr.
The nurse determines the client needs an antipyretic medication. The nurse should check in which area of the MAR for this order?
Which of these explanations should a nurse give to a client who has a new prescription for a nitroglycerin patch?
"This medication needs to be applied close to your heart to get the desired effect."
"This medication is absorbed through the skin, but treats your heart condition."
"Patch medication is now more popular and less dangerous than other medications, since you can remove it at any time."
"I see that you have atopic dermatitis, but it is OK to place the patch on these areas."
A nasal spray is ordered for a client. The nurse knows that this medication contains an astringent effect, which will:
Tighten nasal secretions.
Expand mucous membranes.
Decrease nasal drainage.
Shrink mucous membranes.
Which of these instructions should a nurse give to a client who is to receive a vaginal suppository?
"This medication causes a discharge, so insert a tampon after inserting the medication."
"You should empty your bladder before inserting the medication."
"This medication is effective whether you insert it in the vagina or the rectum."
"You may have intercourse immediately after inserting the medication into the vagina."
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