# PPTS QUESTIONS NURS 306 TEST I

A patient is prescribed phenytoin [Dilantin] for epileptic seizures.
Which of the following is the priority for patient teaching?

A. Teach the patient to adjust the dose according to the presence of symptoms.
B. Tell the patient to take the medication with meals.
C. Inform the patient about the prevention of gingival hyperplasia.
D. Teach the patient to avoid the abrupt cessation of treatment.
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A patient is prescribed phenytoin [Dilantin] for epileptic seizures.
Which of the following is the priority for patient teaching?

A. Teach the patient to adjust the dose according to the presence of symptoms.
B. Tell the patient to take the medication with meals.
C. Inform the patient about the prevention of gingival hyperplasia.
D. Teach the patient to avoid the abrupt cessation of treatment.
A patient with mild symptoms of AD is prescribed donepezil [Aricept]. Which statement made by the patient indicates the need for further teaching?

A. "The drug will improve transmission (inc. aceytlc) by neurons in my brain."
B. "I may experience an upset stomach while taking this drug."
C. "I will take the drug every night at bedtime with a snack."
D. "The drug will stop damage to the neurons in my brain."
The nurse prepares to administer memantine [Namenda] to a patient with severe AD. The nurse should assess what before administering of the medication?

A.Hemoglobin and hematocrit
B.Blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine (monitor renal functions)
C.Aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase
D.Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and neutrophil count
A patient is concerned about developing AD. What should the nurse include in the teaching plan?

A. Estrogen replacement therapy improves cognitive functioning.
B. No solid evidence supports the use of drugs to prevent AD.
C. Naproxen taken daily after the age of 50 years decreases the risk of AD.
D. Daily doses of ginkgo biloba can prevent cognitive decline.
The physician orders a intravenous infusion of cisatracurium [Nimbex] for a patient receiving mechanical ventilation. It is most important for the nurse to take which action before starting the infusion?

A.Teach the patient relaxation exercises.