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The nurse is caring for a patient who has jaundice, dark urine, malaise, light-colored stools, nausea, and vomiting. What is this patient most likely experiencing? Drug toxicity of the liver
The nurse is caring for a patient who is experiencing a respiratory rate of 6 breaths per minute as a result of a large dose of pain medication. Which term most accurately describes this reaction? Toxicity
The nurse is reviewing the laboratory value for a patient prescribed atorvastatin [Lipitor]. Which laboratory value is most useful for monitoring this drug? Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
The nurse is monitoring for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of assigned patients. Which patient is most at risk for the development of drug toxicity? A 70-year-old woman with an elevated creatinine level
The nurse is preparing a staff education inservice about specific safety measures that reduce patient medication errors. Which measure improves safety for patients during care transition? Medication reconciliation
The nurse is caring for a patient prescribed Isoniazid for the treatment of tuberculosis. The nurse should assess for which signs and symptoms of drug-induced liver toxicity? (Select all that apply.) Vomiting, Nausea, Malaise, Jaundice
Which nursing action results in the most common cause of fatal medication errors? Administering a drug intravenously (IV) instead of intramuscularly (IM)
Created by: Bich Bui



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