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This activity contains 10 questions.
Establishing an early trusting nurse-client relationship positively impacts medication administration by:
Increasing client compliance with the drug regimen.
Providing an avenue for client complaints.
Providing an atmosphere of influence by the nurse.
Trusting the nurse to make decisions about drug therapy for the client.
The nurse can encourage a client's positive expectations about drug therapy by:
Minimizing potential side effects of drugs.
Trivializing the limitation of drug therapy.
Explaining drug actions and potential side effects.
Suggesting alternatives to prescribed drug therapy.
The client informs the nurse that he will use herbal compounds given to him by a family member to treat his hypertension. The appropriate action by the nurse is to:
Inform the client that the herbal treatments will be ineffective.
Obtain more information and determine if the herbs are compatible with the medications that were prescribed.
Notify the physician immediately.
Inform the client that the physician will not treat him if he does not accept traditional medicine only.
The nurse provides teaching about a drug to an elderly couple. To assure the instructions are understood, the nurse should:
Provide detailed written material about the drug.
Provide the labels and instructions in large print.
Determine reading levels, and have clients repeat instructions to determine understanding.
Review the medication instructions only when family members are present.
The nurse understands an example of genetic polymorphism specific to Asian populations is:
Decreased drug effect from beta-adrenergic antagonists.
Slow clearance of isoniazid.
Fast clearance of isoniazid.
A decreased ability to metabolically convert codeine to morphine.
When administering medications to a group of clients, the nurse understands gender issues are related to drug therapy. Important considerations include:
Men seek health care earlier than women.
Women suffer from Alzheimer's disease in greater numbers than do men.
Women are more likely to stop taking a drug because of side effects.
All drug trials initially are conducted only on male subjects.
The client informs the nurse that she will decide whether to accept treatment after she prays with her family and minister. The nurse recognizes the role of spirituality in drug therapy as:
Irrelevant, because medications act on scientific principles.
Important to the client's acceptance of medical treatment and response to treatment.
Harmless if it makes the client feel better.
Harmful, especially if treatment is delayed.
A 14-year-old client refuses to take his insulin during school hours. The nurse bases client teaching and planning of medication on the understanding that:
This is typical behavior of adolescents.
Parents protect the child by allowing him to be noncompliant.
Taking drugs at school can cause embarrassment and loss of self-esteem for many school-age children.
School nurses do not enforce rules concerning drug administration.
A nursing group is planning to provide health promotion activities to a rural community. Which of the following would be most important to include for this population? (Select all that apply.)
Prevention of homicide
Prevention of suicide
Prevention of accidental death
Prevention of poisoning
Because of a genetic polymorphism related to the enzyme mephenytoin hydroxylase, the nurse plans to closely monitor Asian- and African-American ethnic groups when administering which of the following drugs?
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