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Medication Administration (Karch 1&2, Chapter 20)
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What term is used to describe drugs identified by their chemical or official name in order to be independent of any manufacturer's assigned name?
What unique characteristic is present in lipid soluble drugs?
can cross the blood-brain barrier
A nurse is teaching a client about the pharmacotherapeutics of the hormone replacement therapy that the client has been prescribed. What topic should the nurse address?
the effect of the drug on the client's body
An instructor is preparing for a class focusing on drug evaluation. The instructor plans to explain why male volunteers are usually selected for drug testing during a phase I study. What would the instructor include as the major reason?
Drugs may harm a woman's ova, which cannot be replaced after birth.
Which client is most likely to experience the benefits of the the placebo effect?
A client with an infection who states, "I know this antibiotic is going to work for me
In discussing the safe use of drugs in the institutional setting, what duty is performed by the nurse? (Select all that apply.)
monitoring clients for drug effects
evaluating clients for toxic effects
educating clients/caregivers about drugs
A nurse who provides care in a long-term care facility is documenting a new resident's medication regimen on the resident's intake admission. Why would the nurse document the generic, rather than proprietary or trade, names of the resident's current drugs?
There is a potential for confusion and miscommunication if proprietary names are used.
A nurse has been administering a drug to a client intramuscularly (IM). The health care provider discontinued the IM dose and wrote an order for the drug to be given orally. The nurse notices that the oral dosage is considerably higher than the parenteral dose and understands that this due to:
A client diagnosed with diabetes mellitus has been started on insulin therapy to control glucose levels. The client does not want to take any medications that come from an animal source. What is the best response by the nurse?
"Many forms of insulin, such as genetically engineered, do not use animal products."
Which article of legislation specified that drugs must carry the label "may not be distributed without a prescription."
The recommended dose of a drug is based on drug evaluation studies and targeted to which population?
the 150- pound person
What is a major disadvantage of using over-the-counter (OTC) medications?
People may choose an OTC that interacts with another medication.
A drug is 100% bioavailable when it is administered by what routes?
A client has asked the nurse to research a drug that the client read about online. The nurse's research reveals that it is an orphan drug. What should the nurse teach the client about this drug?
"It could be very difficult to access this drug because it's not readily available on the market."
The nurse should consider teratogenic effects when caring for what clients? (Select all that apply.)
a 29-year-old client receiving prenatal care in her first trimester of pregnancy
a 37-year-old client who is taking fertility drugs
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