Which of these findings should the nurse expect in a patient who had an overdose of insulin?
Dopamine hydrocholoride (Intropin) is used to correct hemodynamic imbalance by:
A patient is receiving heparin (anticoagulant, blood thinner. Binds and activates anti-thrombin 3, a natural anti-coagulant) designed to sodium intravenously. Which of these drugs is a specific heparin antagonist that should be available?
A patient is to start taking an antibiotic. Which of these statements, if made by the patients, might indicate that the patient may have a hypersensitivity reaction to the antibiotic?
When a medication is administered intravenously, rather than IM, a:
b"When my mother got this antibiotic, she had an allergic reaction"
cgreater potential exists for life threatening infection (direct line to the bloodstream)
dIncreasing cardiac output
eProtamine sulfate (binds with heparin and renders it inert)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
Route of administration
May prevent recognition of neurological deterioration
5 True/False Questions
Patient who had inoperable cancer of the prostrate is to receive leuprolide acetate (Lupron). He should be informed about which side effects: → Hot flashes
Levothyroxine sodium (Synthroid) is prescribed for a patient diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The patient is taught about Synthroid therapy. Which statement is accurate? → Glaucoma
Prior to administering nose drops, the patient should be asked to blow the nose gently as this: → Aids in the absorption of the med
A patient who is taking verapamil hydrochloride (Isoptin) orally should be assessed for side effects which include: → Tachydysrhythmias
A patient has an order for diltiazem hydrochloride (Cardizem) 120 mg sustained-release tablet twice a day. The patient should be instructed to: → Swallow the tablet whole