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a patient reports that she has a drug allergy. in exploring the allergic reaction with the patient, what might indicate an allergic response?
the nurse obtains a medical history from a patient before beginning drug therapy based on an understanding of what?
medical conditions can alter a drug's pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
the nurse writes a nursing diagnosis for what reason?
identify actual or potential alteration in patient function
a patient receiving an antihistamine complains of dry mouth and nose. an appropriate comfort measure for this patient would be to?
suggest that the patient use a humidifier
when establishing the nursing interventions appropriate for a given patient..
an evaluation of all of the data accumulated should be incorporated to achieve an effective care plan
the evaluation step of the nursing process..
is a continuous process
after teaching a patient about digoxin (generic) - a drug used to increase the effectiveness of heart's contractions -- what statement would indicate that the teaching was effective?
"i need to take my pulse every morning before I take my pill"
a client is being started on a laxative regimen. before beginning the regimen, the nurse would perform what assessments?
1. liver function test
2. Abnormal examination
3. skin color and lesion evaluation
the nursing care of a patient receiving drug therapy should include measures to decrease the anticipated adverse effects of the drug. what measures would a nurse consider?
1.environmental temperature control
2. safety measures
3. skin control
a nurse is preparing to administer a drug to a client for the first time. what questions should the nurse consider before actually administering the drug?
right route for this patient?
right dose, as ordered?
did i record this properly?
a nurse is gathering information about a patient. the nurse is participating in which step of the nursing process?
what would the nurse expect to do during implementation?
provide patient teaching about a drug therapy regimen
a group of students are reviewing information about the nursing process and drug therapy in preparation for an examination on the material. the students demonstrate understanding of the material when they state what about the nursing process?
a set of sequential steps that are dynamic in nature
during assessment, a nurse asks a patient about any chronic conditions that might have an impact on the patient's prescribed drug therapy. if reported by the patient, what would alert the nurse to a possible problem?
kidney disease diagnosed 2 yrs ago
a patient is to receive a topical drug. what would the nurse need to do?
determine the possible need for skin preparation
what instructions would be most appropriate for the nurse to teach the patient to reduce the risk of medication errors in the home setting?
know what each drug is being used for as treatment
after teaching the parents of a child who is receiving drug therapy, what statement indicates the need for additional teaching?
" we can use the same medications that we use for similar problems in our child, but we might need to adjust the dosage"
what are the steps of the nursing process?
the nurse questions a patient about the use of alternative therapies based on the understanding of?
these therapies may lead to possible interactions with other drugs
a nurse notes a medication error. what action would be most appropriate?
make a report to the institution
what are the responsibilities of nurses in drug therapy?
teach the patient
evaluate the effectiveness of the therapy
what are 2 major aspects when gathering information during the nursing assessment related to drug therapy?
1.the patient's history
2.examination of his/her physical status
what mechanisms prevent medication errors?
1.drug regimen process
2.patient needs to be properly educated
3.reporting of medication errors
what are the adverse outcomes of medication errors?
increase length of stay
nurse's personal and professional status, confidence, and practice
Where in the medication process do errors occur?
at anytime in the medication process
-procuring the drug, prescribing it, dispensing it, administering it, and monitoring the effects
-most common reported with prescription and administration mistakes
What is the shared liability between a prescriber of medications and those who administer?
any medication errors fall under the responsibility of the person who administered the drug, regardless of the primary source of the error
Challenges to effective drug therapy
Abundance of OTC medicationsAlternative & Herbal medicine
Emergency Preparedness/Biological Weapons
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