ATI RN PHARMACOLOGY (69 questions)
1. A nurse is assessing a client who is receiving chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin). Which of the following findings is an adverse effect of this medication? (adverse affect is thrombocytopenia) 2. A nurse is caring for a client who is to receive 1,500 mL of 0.9% sodium chloride IV over 8 hours. The nurse plans to use IV tubing with a drop factor of 10 gtt/mL. How many gtt/min of IV fluid should the client receive? (Round your answer to the nearest whole number). 3. A nurse is admitting a client to a long-term care facility. While reconciling the medication prescribed at home with those prescribed in the facility, the nurse discovers a discrepancy in the dosages. Which action should the nurse take? 4. A nurse is caring for a client who is receiving a fentanyl transdermal system (Duragesic). What is important to document in the client’s record? 5. A nurse is caring for a client who has acute angina and has a prescription for nitroglycerin. Which of the following is an appropriate intervention for the nurse to take when administering this medication? 6. A nurse is preparing to administer infliximab (Remicade) to a client who has rheumatoid arthritis. The nurse should watch the patient for which of the following adverse effects? (Select all that apply.) 7. A nurse is providing teaching to a client who was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. The client is beginning medication therapy with zidovudine (Retrovir). Which of the following statements should the nurse include in the teaching. (Select all that apply.) 8. A nurse is assessing a school age client who is experiencing seizure activity and is prescribed diazepam (Valium) IV. The nurse should should clarify the order if the client is receiving a continuous infusion of which of the following IV: o Lactated Ringers solution 9. A nurse is assessing a client who is taking enalapril (Vasotec) for congestive heart failure. Which of the following indicates an expected finding? 10. A child with cerebral palsy is prescribed Baclofen (Lioresol). Which of the following therapeutic effects should the nurse monitor? 11. Clinical findings of a client who has a prescription for lithium carbonate (Lithobid). For which reasons should the nurse withhold the medication and notify the provider? 12. The nurse is caring for a client who has tuberculosis and is being treated with combination medication therapy. To test the effectiveness of the treatment, the nurse should periodically monitor which of the following laboratory results. 13. A nurse is caring for a client who is taking amoxicillin (Amoxil) and is experiencing adverse effects. Which of the following instructions should the nurse give to this client? o “Stand up slowly after taking this medication.” 14. A nurse is reviewing the medication administration record for a client who has metastatic cancer and a fentanyl (Duragesic) transdermal patch for pain. The client reports a pain level of 10 on a scale of 0 to 10. Which of the following medications should the nurse anticipate administering? 15. A nurse is caring for a client with PCA Morphine Sulfate. Which of the following statements is not true? A nurse is caring for a client who is to receive a series of allergy tests. The nurse should instruct the client to avoid which medications for up to 4 weeks before the procedure? 17. A nurse administered meperidine (Demerol) intramuscularly to a client with an ankle fracture. Which of the following actions should the nurse take next? 18. A nurse is caring for a client who has an order for clozapine (Clozaril) 350 mg PO daily. The nurse should recognize that which of the following findings is a side effect of this medication? 19. A client with diabetes mellitus is admitted to the medical unit. The client has routine before- breakfast prescription for 8 units of regular insulin and 18 units ofNPH. The primary care provider adds an additional dose of Regular insulin based on the following: Blood Glucose Regular Insulin Dose 20. A nurse is caring for a client who has a new prescription of zolpidem (Ambien) 10 mg by mouth. Which comments by the client indicates understanding regarding this medication?
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