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What is the Role of a nurse in medication administration

ensure medications are administered and delivered in a safe manner

Before administering drugs by the enteral route, the nurse should evaulate which of the following

ability of the patient to swallow

which of the following is the highest nursing priority when a patient has an allergic reaction to a newly prescribed medication

notify the physician of the allergic reaction

the order reads IV STAT which of the following actions should the nurse take

administer the medicaiton within five mins of the order

which of the following medications would not be administered through a nasogastric tube

enteric coated tablets, sustained release tablets, iv medications

a diabetic patient has been NPO since midnight for surgery int he morning. He usually takes an oral hypoglycemic drug to control his diabetes. What would be the best action for the nurse to take concerning the administration of his medication

contact the physician for further orders

what is the term for unpredictable and unexplained drug reactions

idiosyncratic reaction

a drug that occupies a receptor site and prevents endogenous chemicals from acting is called a/an

antagonist

in considering the pharmocotherapeutic perspective, which property is considered to be of most importance

efficacy

the term used to describe the magnitude of maximal response that can be produced from a particular drus is:

toxic

morphine has a greater efficacy than either of the OTC drugs aspirin or acetominophen. Base on what the nurse knows about efficacy, what patient condition might require a dose of morphine rather than either aspirin or acetominophen

a patient in moderate to sever pain after the other drugs have been ineffective for pain relief

A nurse reads that the drugs to be given to the patient has a narrow therapuetic index which means....

has a narrow safety margin and even a small increase in dose may produce adverse toxic effects

which of the following is an incorrect statement regarding nursing diagnosis

it identifies the patients response to an actual or potential life process

an appopriately stated goal for a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus is

the patient will demonstrate self injection....

15yr old not wanting to ive insulin due to not wanting to gain weight

deficient knowledge

which factor is most importatn for the nurse to assess when evaluationg the effectiveness of a patients drug therapy

evidence of therapuetic benefit

which of the following part of the nursing process is where the nurse assesses the effectiveness of the medication

evaluation

during the evaluation phase of drug administration, the nurse completes which responsibilities

monitors the patient for therapuetic and adverse effects

16yr old pregnant with acnewant meds

accutane is known to cause birth defects and should never be taken during pregnancy

reduce effect of med on infant breast feeding nurse should...

immediatly after breast feeding

arthritis in hands take many per. drugs follow up by nurse statement

i care for my two year old grandson twice a week

nurse giving meds to child approach...

sit the child up, hold the medicine cup to her lips and kindly instruct to drink

injection to infant

vastus laterilis

reduce chance of polypharmacy nurse should....

take an OTC prescripstion and pharmacy history with each visit

patient tells nurse he is going to use herbs to treat hypertension...

obtain more info. and determine whether the herbs are compatible with medications prescribed

ensure a teaching is understood nurse should...

provide instructions only when family members are presesnt;provide detailed material, provide labels of instruction

gender issues to consider for a nurse to know when giving meds...

women sufferf from alhzhiemers in greater numbers than men

patients states she will decide treatment after she prays role of spirituality....

important to the patinets acceptance of medical treatment

the nurse knows patients characterized as slow acetylators

are more prone to drug toxicity

patient undergoing cancer treatment complains of nausea and fatigue, nurse would address this holistically....

talk to patient about symptoms impact they hav eon daily activities and techinques that have helped lessen the probelm

each nurse is responsible fro becoming familiart with the np acts of the state in which he or she practices....

protect the nurse from malpractice

administering wrong meds to wrong patient, action,,,

report error, docutment, report of error for further followup

patient with liver dysfunction experiences toxicity to a drug following administration of several doses reaction may have been prevented..

assessment

steps to reporting errors inclued

examining interdisciplinary cause of errors and assisiting professionals in wasy to avoid mistakes

nurse administered wrong meds. action...

notify, document, error report

patient tells nurse is taking herbal supplements implies for patients treatment

the herbal products may interact with prescribed medications and affect drug action

teaching to provide safety for use of herbal products

take smallest amount possible when starting

palmetto treats..

urinary problems with prostate enlargement

warfarin user reports use of feverfew nurse observes..

inc. bleeding potential

which of the following is inhaled anthrax..

fever cough and dyspnea

exposure to nerve gas agents can be expected to have

convulsions and loss of consciousness

treatment of anthrax?

cipro

cdc categorizes based on

impact on public health

nurses play a key role in potential terror attakc

all choices excpet storing antidotes, antibiotics, vaccines, and supplies

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