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CLINICAL SCIENCE FINAL EXAM
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Which statement should the nurse include in the education for a client prescribed a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
"Take your medication with food."
A client asks the nurse if they can use liquid acetaminophen (Tylenol) that is used for an older child for their 4-month-old baby with a fever. Which response should the nurse provide?
"Infant drops should be used because they are different from liquid medicine."
Which laboratory tests should the nurse anticipate evaluating prior to a client receiving ibuprofen (Advil) for long-term therapy?
hemoglobin and hematocrit
liver function tests
Which signs of inflammation should the nurse anticipate for a client that has experienced a sports-related injury to their leg?
A client that is experiencing inflammation from an injury asks the nurse how long it will take to respond to treatment. Which is the best response by the nurse?
"It will take about a week and a half for the symptoms to resolve."
The nurse has provided education about the action of histamines for a client. Which statement indicates an understanding of the information?
"Histamine dilates the vessels in the nose, so it is congested and stuffy."
A client tells the nurse they would prefer to indefinitely take prednisone to treat their inflammatory disease. Which is the best response by the nurse?
"This is not recommended due to the serious side effects."
Which describes the direct action of acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fever reduction?
Dilation of peripheral blood vessels
Direct action at the level of the hypothalamus
Which statement made by a client indicates an understanding of the maximum daily amount of ibuprofen (Motrin)?
I cannot take over 3200 mg/day.
Which statement should the nurse include in the parental teaching for the administration of acetaminophen (Tylenol) to a child?
Read the labels of all over-the-counter medications for the amount of acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Which outcome should the nurse include in the plan of care for the older client receiving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy?
The client will report any bleeding or bruising while taking the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
For which finding should the nurse notify the healthcare provider for a client prescribed prednisone?
Which of the client's current prescriptions should the nurse consult the healthcare provider about who has prescribed acetaminophen (Tylenol) four times a day?
Warfarin (Coumadin) 2 mg orally every day
Which should the nurse monitor a client for that is receiving a salicylate?
Which findings are symptoms of inflammation?
EVERYTHING BUT RASH
Which is an early laboratory marker of inflammation?
Which finding is a common adverse effect of an anti-inflammatory prescription?
Which should a client be monitored for when prescribed a glucocorticoid?
Which describes the mechanism of action for Ibuprofen (Advil)?
Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis
Which instructions should the nurse include in the teaching for a client prescribed aspirin (ASA)?
take the aspirin with a glass of milk
Which symptom should the nurse instruct the client prescribed a salicylate to report immediately to the healthcare provider?
decreased urine output
darkening of urine
The nurse has provided education for a client prescribed a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. Which statement made by the client indicates an understanding of the information?
i will make sure i increase my fluid intake
A client with severe inflammation of the knee prescribed a corticosteroid asks why they need to return to the clinic for a 10-day follow-up. Which information should the nurse provide the client?
EVERYTHING BUT "you may require additional treatment for several more weeks with a corticosteroid"
Which information in the health history should the nurse be concerned about for a client prescribed ibuprofen for a mild ankle sprain?
EVERYTHING BUT history of injury to the same ankle
Which client statement made by the client indicates the treatment with an anti-inflammatory has been successful?
"my fever went away yesterday"
"the pain in my shoulder is gone"
Which information should the nurse include in the explanation of inflammation for a client?
EVERYTHING BUT inflammation causes bleeding and inability to clot
A client tells the nurse they have been taking aspirin to treat muscle pain. Based on this statement, which findings in the client's history should the nurse be concerned about?
myocardial infarction at age 61
helicobacter pylon infection treatment last month
Which prescription may be a causative factor in a client's fever of unknown origin?
Which education should the nurse provide a client that has been prescribed a second 10-day course of a corticosteroid?
"Make certain you do weight-bearing exercises at least three times each week."
"Weigh yourself every day."
"Let us know if you develop a fever."
Which describes the mechanism of action of corticosteroids on the inflammatory response?
EVERYTHING BUT inhibit the release of C-reactive protein
A parent tells the nurse their child receiving leukemia chemotherapy has been exposed to varicella (chickenpox). Which instruction should the nurse provide the parent?
Bring the child into the clinic as soon as possible to receive an injection of varicella immune globulin.
The nurse is preparing to administer a second dose of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) when the parent expresses concern that their child developed a red rash after the previous diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) immunization. Which action should the nurse take?
Withhold this immunization and contact the healthcare provider.
The nurse has provided parental education on infant immunization. Which statements made by the parent indicates an understanding of the information?
"The baby might have a mild fever and be fussy for a few days."
"I can give acetaminophen (Tylenol) if the baby has a mild fever."
A client receiving interferon alfa-2b (Intron-A) tells the nurse that they get very sleepy and thirsty every time they take the prescription. Which assessment question should the nurse ask the client?
"Are you including beverages with alcohol in your diet?"
Which is the nurse's priority assessment for a client prescribed cyclosporine (Sandimmune)?
Which is a nursing priority to include in the teaching for the client prescribed an immunosuppressant?
avoid large crowds
A parent expressed concern to the nurse that their child does not have adequate immunity to chicken pox. Which response should the nurse provide?
a titer can be drawn to determine if there is adequate immunity
A parent tells the nurse they do not want their child vaccinated because there are too many risks associated with the vaccines. Which response should the nurse provide the parent?
vaccinations have some risks, but the benefits outweigh the risks
The nurse has provided the education for a client prescribed cyclosporine (Neoral). Which statement made by the client indicates an understanding of the information?
i should not have grapefruit
Which information should the nurse include when discussing the bodies defense against an invading organism?
Specific body defense usually only acts against a single organism.
Which information should the nurse include in the discussion with a client about humoral and cell-mediated immune responses?
Humoral immunity refers to immune responses that are mediated by antibodies.
The nurse has provided education for a client post-transplant surgery that is prescribed immunosuppressant drugs. Which statements made by the client indicates an understanding of the information?
EVERYTHING BUT "i will wear a protective mask when going out in public"
Which information should the nurse include when providing education for an adult female client that is beginning the series of hepatitis B immunizations?
practice reliable birth control for 3 months after the administration of the vaccinations
Which question by a client receiving interferon alfa-2b (Intron-A) indicates further assessment is necessary?
i really feel sad, do i need to see a psychiatrist?
Which of the following should the nurse identify as a component of the specific immune response?
Which describes the major difference between B cell lymphocytes and T cell lymphocytes?
B cells produce antibodies
Which is produced by T cells?
Which is a priority assessment when planning care for a client receiving immunostimulant therapy?
Which are included in the class of immunosuppressants?
Which vaccine is initially administered in the scheduled series of vaccinations?
A parent asks the nurse when their infant will receive the hepatitis A vaccine. Which information should the nurse provide?
"your child will receive the first dose at 12 months"
"about 6 to 12 months after the initial vaccine, a booster will be given"
A parent tells the nurse, "I am breastfeeding, so my baby is receiving my immunity, I do not see why any other vaccinations are necessary." Which responses should the nurse include in the discussion?
"You are correct that your baby will receive some passive immunity from you."
"There are some diseases for which immunity is not passed from mother to child."
"Your baby will need the extra protection provided by standard immunizations."
A client tells the nurse they have been treated with interferon alfa-2b for cancer. Which types of cancer should the nurse recognize the client may have been treated for?
Which information should the nurse include in the education for influenza vaccinations?
Many adults have a choice between injectable and intranasal forms of immunization.
A child will receive one dose at 6 months and then every year.
The educator has reviewed the use for immunosuppressants with a nurse. Which statements made by the nurse indicate an understanding of the information?
"Immunosuppressants prevent tissue rejection."
"Immunosuppressants treat severe inflammatory diseases."
"Immunosuppressants dampen the immune response."
A parent expressed the concern that some vaccines contain live microbes. Which statements should the nurse include in the discussion with the parent?
"The microbes are live but are weakened."
"The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine are an example."
A newly delivered obstetrical client with an A- blood type asks when she will get her
immune globulin (RhoGAM) injection. Which statement should the nurse provide?
"When we verify your infant's Rh factor."
A client asks the nurse why they need a booster vaccine. Which response should the nurse provide?
boosters provide sustained protection
A client who had a kidney transplant 5 days prior says to the nurse, "I am glad I did not reject my kidney." Which information should the nurse provide the client?
Cell-mediated rejection takes place about 2 weeks after transplant.
Chronic rejection may occur months after transplant.
Chronic rejection may occur years after transplant.
Which statement made by a client receiving interferon Alfa-2b (Intron-A) should the nurse recognize as adverse effects of the therapy?
"I have been feeling dizzy."
"I have lost my appetite."
"I am so frequently tired."
The nurse plans to teach the client with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) about bacterial infections. Which information should the nurse include in this teaching?
"If just a few bacteria make you sick, this is virulence."
"Pathogenicity means the bacteria can cause an infection."
"Actually, most bacteria will not harm us."
Which information should the nurse include in the teaching about bacteria with a client?
E. coli are gram-negative bacteria.
Gram staining is one way to identify bacteria.
Spherical-shaped bacteria are called cocci.
A client tells the nurse they do not understand why their prescribed antibiotic did not kill the bacteria that caused their infection. Which response should then nurse provide the client?
"Some antibiotics work with your body's ability to help kill the infection."
Which is a priority nursing assessment for the client receiving multiple antibiotics?
Assessing changes in stool, white patches in the mouth, and urogenital itching or rash
Which statement should the nurse include when discussing antibiotic resistance with a client?
"Resistance to antibiotics can occur by the common use for nosocomial infections."
Which laboratory test should the nurse anticipate prescribed to help identify the correct antibiotic to be used for the treatment of a client with a fever of
blood culture and sensitivity
Which is a nursing priority action for the client receiving gentamicin (Garamycin) intravenously?
monitor the client for hearing loss
The nurse notes a client that has received intravenous vancomycin (Vancocin) develops an upper body rash and has a decreased urine output. In addition to notifying the healthcare provider, which is the nurse's priority action?
hold the next dose of vancomycin (Vancocin)
A client with tuberculosis asks why they are prescribed multiple drugs. Which information should the nurse include in the education?
"Multiple drugs are necessary because the bacteria are likely to develop resistance to just one drug."
Which priority nursing actions should the nurse take prior to administering penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin LA) to a client?
Inquire about a history of allergies to penicillin.
Inform the client that they will need be observed for 30 minutes after the injection.
Which treatment plan should the nurse anticipate for the client with a sore throat, with white patches on the tonsils and swollen cervical lymph nodes?
Prescription for a throat culture.
A client prescribed amoxicillin (Amoxil) for 10 days to treat strep throat tells the nurse that they are going to stop the prescription when they feel better. Which initial response should the nurse provide the client?
"If you stop the prescription early, you may have not effectively killed the bacteria."
Which priority question should the nurse ask the female client that has been prescribed penicillin G?
are you taking birth control pills?
Which question should the nurse ask the client that is prescribed cefepime (Maxipime)?
are you allergic to penicillin?
Which describes pathogenicity?
ability of organisms to cause infection
Which describes the action of bactericidal drugs?
kill the bacteria
Which information should the nurse include in the discharge teaching for a client prescribed tetracycline?
Do not take the prescription with iron supplements.
Do not take the prescription with milk.
Take the prescription with food.
Which should the nurse assess the client for that is receiving intravenous gentamicin (Garamycin)?
Prior to administering a prescribed dose of gentamicin (Garamycin), the nurse notes a client's serum level of gentamicin (Garamycin) is 12 mcg/mL? Which action should the nurse take?
hold the dose of gentamicin
The nurse notes a client has a gram-negative urinary tract infection. Which prescription should the nurse anticipate?
Which should the nurse anticipate prescribed for a client with a complicated MRSA infection?
Which should the nurse monitor a client for that is prescribed cefotaxime (Claforan)?
Which statement made by a client prescribed trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Septra) should the nurse be concerned about?
i will not take my warfarin at the same time
Which should the nurse recognize is the safest classification of antibiotics that is commonly prescribed?
Which describes the action of urinary antiseptics?
Therapeutic levels of the drug are reached in the kidney.
They treat local infections in the urinary tract.
The anti-infective action is are specific to the urinary system.
Which information should the nurse provide when educating a client about the reduction of the development of antibiotic resistance?
EVERYTHING BUT "see your healthcare provider as soon as you feel ill"
Which should the nurse recognize is a broad-spectrum penicillin?
Which prescription should the nurse anticipate for a client requiring an extended spectrum penicillin?
Which unit of measurement should the nurse anticipate penicillin to be prescribed?
Which describes a characteristic of the class of carbapenems?
They have some of the broadest antimicrobial spectrums.
The nursing educator reviews the subject of fungal infections with a nurse. Which statements made by the nurse indicate an understanding of the information?
"Newer medications can be used for superficial as well as systemic infections."
"Superficial infections are considered more benign than systemic infections."
"Systemic infections require oral medications that have serious adverse effects."
A client who has had malaria for many years asks the nurse why the prescriptions might not cure his or her illness when there are several drugs available. Which is the best response by the nurse?
"When cysts occur late in the disease, the parasite is too resistant for the prescriptions to be effective."
Which prophylactic treatment should the nurse anticipate to be prescribed for a client prior traveling to Africa?
Which client is at the greatest risk for acquiring a fungal infection?
The client with malignant melanoma who is receiving chemotherapy
The nurse has provided education for a client prescribed an antifungal. Which statement made by the client indicates further teaching is required?
i will get up slowly to avoid feeling dizzy
Which nursing interventions are required for the client prescribed amphotericin B (Fungizone)?
Administer the medication by IV push.
Administer acetaminophen before giving the amphotericin B (Fungizone).
Review the BUN level.
Which information should the nurse include in the education for a client prescribed an oral suspension of nystatin (Nystop) for oral fungal infection?
apply with a swab to the affected area
Which laboratory values should the nurse plan on monitoring for the client receiving amphotericin B (Fungizone)?
The nurse has provided education for a client being treated for pinworms with mebendazole (Vermox). Which statement made by the client indicates an understanding of the information?
i will make sure to chew the tablet
Which data should the nurse review prior to administering nystatin to a female client?
Which information should the nurse include in the education for a client prescribed isoniazid (INH) for tuberculosis?
EVERYTHING BUT take your prescription with food
A client with a fungal infection of the toenails prescribed oral terbinafine (Lamisil) asks the nurse how a pill will heal the nail infection. What should be the nurse's response?
"The prescription accumulates in the nail beds and remains there for many months."
A client receiving an oral nystatin suspension for a candida infection tells the nurse that he cannot continue to "swish and swallow" because his nausea is too great. What should be the nurse's response?
"You can swish the prescription around and then spit it out."
The nurse is preparing education for a client prescribed metronidazole (Flagyl). Which laboratory tests should the nurse anticipate to be affected by the prescription?
Which is the most common type of opportunistic fungal infection?
Which mechanism of action do azole antifungals have?
interfere with the synthesis of ergosterol
Which information should the nurse include in the education for a client prescribed mebendazole (Vermox)?
EVERYTHING BUT treatment of the larva will require a different prescription
Which class of antifungals is the largest and most versatile group?
Which prescription should the nurse anticipate prescribed for a client with trichomoniasis?
The nurse reviewing a client's records notes the client has been receiving nitazoxanide (Alinia). Which question should the nurse ask the client?
do you have access to clean water?
Which symptoms should the nurse instruct a client receiving amphotericin B (Fungizone) to report?
EVERYTHING BUT constipation
Which information should the nurse include in the education for a client prescribed metronidazole (Flagyl)?
Do not drink alcohol with this medication.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medication.
You may experience a metallic taste while on this medication.
The nurse has provided education for a client prescribed a topical antifungal. Which statement made by the client indicates further teaching is needed?
"I will protect the area with an occlusive dressing."
Which findings indicate the prescription used to treat a client's tuberculosis is therapeutic?
EVERYTHING BUT diminished nausea
Which physical areas does a superficial fungal infection affect?
Which information should the nurse include in the education for a client prescribed rifampin (Rifadin)?
your urine may turn reddish orange
The nurse is caring for a client suspected of an overdose of amphotericin B (Fungizone). Which condition should the nurse observe the client for?
Which information should the nurse include in the client teaching for amebiasis?
"The primary symptom is diarrhea."
"Amebiasis may damage the liver."
"Amebiasis is contracted through contact with contaminated water."
Which information should the nurse include in the education for a parent of a child diagnosed with ascariasis?
children get worms from playing in infected soil
treatment will consist of medication for 3 days
A parent of a child diagnosed with pinworms tells the nurse they are concerned about administering the prescription because it may be toxic. Which information should the nurse include in the teaching?
"Very little of the drug is absorbed into the system."
"Severe infestations can result in malabsorption."
"The child may be at an increased risk for immunosuppression."
The nurse provides client education about viruses. Which statement made by the client indicates an understanding of the information?
EVERYTHING BUT the structure of viruses is complex
A client asks the nurse why there aren't better drugs for HIV infection when so much money is spent on research. Which response should the nurse provide?
"Developing new drugs is difficult because the virus mutates so readily."
Which adverse effects should the nurse monitor for in a client receiving acyclovir (Zovirax)?
increased serum creatinine
Which outcome should the nurse anticipate for a client with herpes receiving acyclovir (Zovirax)?
Report of decreased pain using the approved pain scale.
The nurse has completed the teaching for a client with HIV prescribed zidovudine (Retrovir). Which statement made by the client indicates further teaching is required?
"Zidovudine (Retrovir) prevents spread of the virus through sexual contact."
Which laboratory test should the nurse use to evaluate the efficacy of the treatment with antiviral prescriptions?
Which should the nurse recognize as the primary factor for nonadherence to the prescribed treatment for clients with AIDS?
The necessity of having to take multiple medications throughout the day
A client has just been prescribed highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for the treatment of AIDS. Which teaching point is a priority for this client?
Taking medications as scheduled is vital to successful treatment.
A client with AIDS asks the nurse why he must take so many prescriptions. Which response should the nurse provide the client?
"To decrease the possibility of the virus developing resistance to the medications."
The nurse has provided education for a client with AIDS prescribed antiviral treatment. Which statement made by the client indicates an understanding of the information?
"I will still need to take precautions to avoid spreading the virus to others.
A pregnant client with AIDS asks the nurse if her baby will die of AIDS. Which response should the nurse provide?
"Drug therapy can help prevent your child from contracting the virus."
The nurse notifies the supervisor after accidentally sticking herself with a needle while starting an intravenous (IV) line on a client with AIDS. Which response should the supervisor provide the nurse to decrease her anxiety?
"Fortunately, the chances of you contracting HIV after the stick are very small."
For which adverse effect should the nurse assess a client prescribed efavirenz (Sustiva)?
Which describes a major characteristic of viruses?
Which describes the primary purpose of general pharmacotherapy for the treatment of HIV/AIDS?
relieve symptoms for a longer period of time
Which information should the nurse include in the teaching for the client prescribed ganciclovir (Cytovene)?
"This drug will need to be applied multiple times a day."
Which laboratory test is used to evaluate the degree of damage to the immune system caused by HIV?
CD4 T-cell count
Which question should the nurse ask the client who has been receiving dolutegravir (DTG)?
how have you been sleeping?
Which describes the primary purpose of the use of pharmacotherapy to treat herpes viruses?
decreases the frequency of herpes episodes
diminishes the intensity of the acute disease
Which information should the nurse include in the teaching for a client prescribed an antiretroviral agent?
practice good handwashing
For a client receiving zidovudine (Retrovir), for which adverse reactions should the nurse increase surveillance?
fatigue and generalized weakness
new onset headache
liver palpable on physical examination
Which information should the nurse provide the client prescribed oseltamivir (Tamiflu)?
This prescription should be taken immediately.
This is an expensive prescription.
Which information should the nurse include in the client teaching about pharmacotherapy for influenza?
Antiviral prescriptions can be used to treat active influenza infections.
Which information should the nurse include in the teaching for a client prescribed hepatis A immunoglobulin after being exposed to hepatitis A?
This injection may keep you from contracting hepatitis A.
Which individual should receive a hepatitis B vaccine?
all newborn infants
clients with HIV
people who are incarcerated
A client recovering from hepatitis B asks the nurse if he is immune to hepatitis B. Which information should the nurse provide the client?
"You are now immune to getting hepatitis B again."
"Chronic hepatitis B may take years to develop."
A client with hepatitis C asks the nurse what his chance is of developing chronic hepatitis C. Which information should the nurse provide?
the risk of you developing chronic hepatitis C is about 70%
A client suspected of having hepatitis C asks the nurse why cultures are being obtained when hepatitis is a virus. Which response should the nurse provide the client?
hepatitis C viruses can be cultured
Which statements should the supervisor use to respond to a newly employed nurse who states, "I am not certain I want to get a hepatitis shot"?
"Working in a hospital puts you at a higher risk for being exposed to hepatitis B."
This immunization is administered to children before they are 2 years old."
"The vaccine is 90% effective in preventing hepatitis B."
A pregnant client with HIV receiving zidovudine asks the nurse why they will not test the newborn for HIV immediately after birth. Which response should the nurse provide?
"Since you are taking zidovudine, a test at birth will not be accurate."
A client with cancer asks the nurse how cancer occurs. Which response should the nurse provide the client?
"Cancer cells are the body's cells that have lost the ability to control their growth."
Which should the nurse include as the causes of cancer when providing client education?
"Some cancers have a strong genetic component."
"Cancers have a very strong environmental component."
"Cancer can result from damaged tumor suppressor genes."
Which therapeutic interventions should the nurse include when teaching a client about the primary treatments for cancer?
A client asks the nurse why lung cancers are less sensitive to antineoplastic agents. Which response should the nurse provide the client?
"Lung cancer cells have a low growth fraction, which means there isn't much difference between the number of replicating and resting cells."
A client asks why tamoxifen is so effective for the treatment of breast cancer. Which response should the nurse provide the client?
"Tamoxifen works by blocking estrogen receptors on breast tissue."
Which client should the nurse recognize has the highest risk for developing cancer?
The client who consumes excessive alcohol
Which intervention should the nurse integrate into the plan of care for a client receiving cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) experiencing oral irritation?
Instruct the client to avoid extreme temperatures of food selections.
The nurse has provided education about cancer prevention to a community group. Which statements made by the participants indicate an understanding of the information?
"I've been thinking about trying a vegetarian diet. Now may be a good time."
"I am going to call my doctor and schedule a pap smear."
"I am going to read the label on that new bottle of sunscreen I bought.
Which adverse effect should the nurse monitor the client receiving doxorubicin (Adriamycin) for?
Which clinical finding indicates the nurse should hold the dose of methotrexate (MTX)?
Which adverse effects should the nurse monitor the client receiving vincristine (Oncovin) for?
Which finding should the nurse instruct the client receiving tamoxifen to immediately report to the healthcare provider?
a temperature of 101.1 F
A client asks the nurse why he is receiving several chemotherapeutic agents as treatment for cancer. Which response should the nurse provide the client?
using multiple drugs will help kill more of the cancer
A client with leukemia asks the nurse where the cancer in her body is located. Which response should the nurse provide the client?
Which describes the growth fraction ratio?
the number of replicating cells to the number of resting cells
Which is the most important nursing consideration for clients receiving alkylating agents?
CBC with differential
For which adverse effect should the nurse monitor the client prescribed tamoxifen?
Which describes the main mechanism of action of alkylating agents?
They change the shape of the DNA double helix and prevent nucleic acid from completing normal cell division.
A client with Hodgkin's disease asks the nurse why he is receiving corticosteroids for chemotherapy. Which response should the nurse include in the discussion?
they suppress cell division in lymphocytes
Which action should the nurse take after discontinuing an intravenous infusion of doxorubicin (Adriamycin) that has extravasated?
apply ice packs to the area immediately
Which action should the nurse take after discontinuing an intravenous infusion of vincristine (Oncovin) that has extravasated?
Inject hyaluronidase per protocol.
Place warm compresses on the site.
Which describes the action of aromatase inhibitors?
Block an enzyme that catalyzes the final step in the synthesis of estrogen
Which should the nurse identify as pharmacotherapy with natural products that have antineoplastic activity?
A client with a benign tumor on his arm asks the nurse why he is not being treated with anything. Which response should the nurse provide?
"Benign tumors do not metastasize."
"Your tumor is slow growing."
"Benign tumors rarely require treatment."
A client with cancer that has not responded to treatment asks the nurse why he is being offered palliative chemotherapy. Which information should the nurse include in the discussion?
"Sometimes the chemotherapy can reduce the size of the tumor."
"Chemotherapy can sometimes reduce the pain."
"Chemotherapy may well improve your quality of life."
A client asks the nurse when she should start having Pap tests to help detect cervical cancer?
"You should start the testing by age 21."
Which is the nurse's priority when preparing to administer intravenous vesicant chemotherapy?
Understand the protocol for extravasation.
Which should the nurse understand can be used to minimize bone marrow toxicity?
Bone marrow transplantation
Growth factor therapy
For which should the nurse monitor the older adult receiving chemotherapy?
Reduced deep tendon reflexes
Which topics should the nurse include in the education of the client prescribed testosterone treatment for cancer?
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