# MED 2054 Quiz 1 Review

What is the contagion period of a cold?
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The nurse is caring for a patient who has had a cold for 1 week. The patient questions why the health care provider issued a prescription for an antibiotic. Which explanation is best?
"The antibiotic will cure your cold."
"The antibiotic will help to reduce your symptoms."
"The antibiotic will treat the secondary bacterial infection that has developed."
"The antibiotic will decrease the amount of time for which you are contagious."
The nurse is caring for a 20-year-old patient who recently underwent a tonsillectomy. The patient is fully awake and clearing his throat frequently but denies pain. Which action is most important for the nurse to take first?
Place the patient in a side-lying position.
Look in the patient's mouth.
Offer the patient a grape popsicle.
Remove the straw from the patient's tray.
The nurse is caring for a patient with sleep apnea. The patient complains that he is constantly fatigued. Which response is most appropriate for the nurse to make?