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Pharm Quiz 2

Pharm Wk2 Quiz

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A patient has been prescribed a drug that can be self-administered at home. Which of the following would be the most important information for the nurse to relate to the patient concerning self-administration of a drug? The therapeutic effects and possible adverse effects
A nurse receives an order to administer a critically ill patient two drugs immediately (stat). The nurse begins the process by consulting a drug guide for compatibility
These drugs have a potential for abuse, but the potential is lower than for drugs on Schedule 2. These drugs contain a combination of controlled and noncontrolled substances. Use of these drugs can cause a moderate to low physiologic dependence and higher psychological dependence. A verbal order can be given to the pharmacy and the prescription can be refilled up to five times within 6 months. Examples include certain narcotics (codeine) and nonbarbiturate sedatives. This is scheduled drug Schedule 3
A nurse is caring for a 46-year-old patient of Chinese origin who has bipolar disorder. The physician has prescribed lithium carbonate (Eskalith) to treat the disorder. The nurse is aware that the lithium dose will likely be given in a lower-than-normal dose
A Native American man who lives a traditional lifestyle is scheduled to have heart surgery. The tribal chief has requested that the tribe's medicine man perform a ritual before the patient goes to surgery. The nurse's response to this request should be “As long as the ritual does not interfere with the patient's preoperative care, it will be okay.”
A nurse who provides care in a long-term care facility is documenting a new resident's medication regimen on the resident's intake admission. The nurse is documenting the generic, rather than proprietary, names of the resident's current drugs because there is a potential for confusion and miscommunication if proprietary names are used
A patient with seasonal allergies is exasperated by her recent nasal congestion and has expressed her desire to treat it by using pseudoephedrine. The nurse should inform the patient that she must be prepared to show identification when buying a drug that contains pseudoephedrine
A patient has taken an overdose of a vitamin/mineral supplement containing magnesium. The nurse will be sure to assess blood pressure
A nurse is a member of a research team that is exploring unique differences in responses to drugs that each individual possesses, based on genetic make-up. This area of study is called pharmacogenomics
Drugs have a high potential for abuse. There is no routine therapeutic use for these drugs and they are not available for regular use. They may be obtained for “investigational use only” by applying to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Examples include heroin and LSD. Which scheduled drug is this? Schedule 1
A patient comes to primary clinic for strep throat. A throat swab culture is sent to lab. What information is required for the nurse practitioner to disclose on lab transmittal? National Provider Identification (NPI)
A physician has ordered subcutaneous injections of morphine, a narcotic, every 4 hours as needed for pain for a motor vehicle accident victim. The nurse is aware that there is a high abuse potential for this drug and that it is categorized as a C-II drug
A nurse has just completed a medication history on a newly admitted patient. In order to complete medication reconciliation for this patient the nurse will compare the medications ordered by the health care provider with the list of medications obtained from the patient and communicate discrepancies to the health care provider.
Drugs have a valid medical use but a high potential for abuse, both psychological and physiologic. In an emergency, a Schedule 2 drug may be prescribed by telephone if a written prescription cannot be provided at the time. However, a written prescription must be provided within 72 hours with the words authorization for emergency dispensing written on the prescription. These prescriptions cannot be refilled. A new prescription must be written each time. Schedule 2
Which of the following patients should be advised by the nurse to avoid over-the-counter cold and allergy preparations that contain phenylephrine? A 47-year-old female with hypertension
A 46-year-old white American has been prescribed a drug that binds to acid glycoproteins. The nurse understands that white Americans usually receive a higher-than-normal dose of drugs that bind to acid glycoproteins
A nurse is providing a patient with a list of drugs as a part of the patient's plan of care. Which of the following drug nomenclatures should the nurse use to list the drugs? The drugs' generic names
A nurse at a large, university hospital has been informed that a drug trial will be taking place that may involve several patients in the hospital over the next several months. What is the nurse's most likely role in this drug testing process? Administering the investigational drug to patients
The nurse practitioner orders Amoxicillin 500 mg tid? What is the total amount of medication patient will take per day? 1500 mg
A nurse working for a drug company is involved in phase III drug evaluation studies. Which of the following might the nurse be responsible for during this stage of drug development? Administering investigational drugs to patients
A nurse practitioner understands when prescribing a medication that there are certain questions to address. Check all that apply Is there a need for the drug in treating the presenting problem? Is this the best drug for the presenting problem? Can the patient take the prescribed drug?
What critical piece of information is missing from the following medication order: Amoxicillin 250 mg every 8 hours? Route
Federal legislation dictates a lengthy and rigorous process of testing for new drugs. What is the primary purpose of this testing process? To ensure the safety of the public
A nurse works in a private hospital and needs to administer some narcotic drugs to one of her patients. Which of the following should the nurse consider when administering narcotics to patients in a hospital setting? Narcotics to be used in the hospital are dispensed only with a written prescription
A patient will begin three new medications as part of her treatment plan. The nurse practitioner understands that proper disposal of medications is key when the nurse practitioner states Many medications can be potentially harmful if taken by someone other than the person the medication was prescribed
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