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The normal electrical conduction pathway in the heart starts with the firing of which component?A.Atrioventricular (AV) node
B.Internodal pathway
C.Sinoatrial (SA) node
D.Atria
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What must the nurse do when obtaining lidocaine (Xylocaine), a class 1b antidysrhythmic, to administer to a patient with a cardiac dysrhythmia?
A.Protect the drug from exposure to sunlight.
B.Administer the drug by IM injection.
C.Ensure the dosage form to be administered is for dysrhythmias, not for local anesthesia.
D.Ensure that the patient does not need cardiac monitoring.
A nurse is attending a backyard picnic of an older neighbor when the nurse notices the neighbor is holding the chest and looking pale & diaphoretic. The neighbor is reaching for a 2nd nitroglycerin tablet from the bottle and places it under the tongue. An ambulance has already been summoned, but the location is a rural area. What other measure does the nurse initiate?
A.Have the neighbor walk to the house to lie down.
B.Have the neighbor chew an aspirin tablet.
C.Perform a physical assessment.
D.Have the neighbor take the cardiac prescription drugs that are scheduled for that evening.
For what reason is a patient who is using transdermal nitroglycerin patch instructed to remove the patch at bedtime and apply a new one in the morning?
A.To avoid allergic response
B.To prevent over dosage
C.To prevent tolerance
D.To prevent the patient from forgetting to remove the patch in the morning