Nurs 6521 week #6 Quiz .docx

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A patient is taking gabapentin (Neurontin) for spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis. Which of the following should be the priority for monitoring? Response Feedback: Gabapentin is not metabolized and is excreted unchanged in the urine. Therefore, it is important to monitor renal function. Hepatic, cardiac, and respiratory functions are not compromised with this drug. Question 2 1 out of 1 points A male patient with a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is in the clinic to discuss with the nurse the possibility of self-administration of glatiramer. During the patient education session for self-administration, the nurse will emphasize Response Feedback: Since administration of glatiramer is by subcutaneous injection only, the nurse will teach the patient to rotate injection sites. Appropriate sites for the patient would include the thigh, stomach, and upper arm. Question 3 1 out of 1 points A 32-year-old female patient is taking tizanidine (Zanaflex) for spasticity related to her multiple sclerosis. The nurse will inform the patient and her husband that the adverse effect that poses the greatest safety risk to the patient is Response Feedback: Tizanidine (Zanaflex) has been associated with hypotension, which could be a safety risk, especially if the patient is also taking an antihypertensive drug. Constipation, dry mouth, and fatigue are common adverse effects that do not pose a safety risk. Question 4 1 out of 1 points A 65-year-old woman has an advanced form of rheumatoid arthritis. Her treatment includes a regular dosage of methotrexate. The nurse will advise her to take which of the following vitamin supplements while taking the drug? Response Taking vitamin B every day will help decrease the potential for adverse effects of
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Feedback: methotrexate. This drug is given cautiously to very young and elderly patients, because these patients' livers and kidneys cannot adequately clear the drug. Vitamin C is contraindicated with most antiarthritic and antigout drugs because it decreases the renal excretion of drugs. Supplements of vitamin A or D would not be necessary. Question 5 1 out of 1 points Which of the following would be the most important safety-related instruction for a nurse to give to a patient taking baclofen (Lioresal)? Response Feedback: In a patient experiencing spasticity, the nurse should advise the patient to stop drinking alcohol. Alcohol consumption may increase the adverse effect of sedation, causing sleepiness, dizziness, and blurred vision. The patient should not drive or walk after taking the drug; he should learn to self-administer the drug; and constipation is a concern. However, the most important safety concern is to avoid alcohol. Question 6 1 out of 1 points A nurse has been invited to speak to a support group for persons with movement disorders and their families. Which of the following statements by the nurse addresses the chronic nature of these diseases and the relevant drug therapies?
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