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NCLEX Review Questions - Ch 1
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The nurse is preparing to review a patient's medication history. Which information is most important when the nurse obtains a medication history from a patient?
Which activity is the nurse's responsibility during the evaluation phase of drug administration?
Monitoring the patient for therapeutic and adverse effects
The nurse is developing a nursing care plan for a newly diagnosed adult male patient with hypertension. The patient has many questions about his diagnosis and medication. Which nursing diagnosis would be most appropriate for this patient?
Risk for ineffective therapeutic regimen management related to new diagnosis
A nurse is working with a patient in the setting of goals related to compliance with medication regimen. Which goal statement reflects best practice?
The patient will be able to state the clinical indications for each medication that was ordered by the end of the teaching session
A nurse is preparing an educational program for a group of patients on the topic of health promotion activities. What priority assessment should the nurse include in the planning of this event?
Identification of individual group characteristics such as gender and ethnicity
A nurse is preparing to provide patient teaching to a patient on the medical-surgical unit. What factor should the nurse identify as a barrier to teaching?
Patient's reported pain level post intervention with medication is 7 out of 10
A nurse at the health clinic is reviewing a patient's medication history. Which statement if made by the patient requires additional follow-up?
"I take the medication at night with a glass of wine."
A nurse is making a home visit and finds that the elderly patient is having difficulty taking medications correctly. The patient states that it is becoming too confusing. Which priority action should the nurse implement?
Suggest the use of a drug box to simplify the process
The nurse administers a first dose of an antibiotic and upon returning to the patient's room makes an observation of the patient as a portion of the assessment process. Which finding(s) is objective data?
- Lung sounds clear to auscultation
- Denial of pain
The nurse is preparing to teach a patient newly diagnosed with diabetes mellitus how to inject insulin. Which principle(s) will the nurse include when providing patient teaching?
- Include a family member or friend in the teaching process
- Assess readiness to learn after information is presented to the patient
- The nurse should provide contact information on how to reach the HCP
The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a patient regarding his/her new medication regimen. Which information should the nurse include?
- Clear written and verbal directions.
- Provide your health care provider with any updates if you add any OTC medication to your regimen.
- Advise the patient of potential adverse effects that may be associated with this new medication
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