A nurse is caring for a male patient who has a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). His drug therapy includes lovastatin. Because the patient has a history of severe renal disease, the nurse will assess for which of the following? Response Feedback: Patients with severe renal disease may have an increased plasma concentration of lovastatin because 10% of the drug is eliminated in the urine. Patients with renal disorders are not likely to experience a decrease in LDL or an increase in the statin tolerance level. Question 2 1 out of 1 points A nurse who provides care in a busy clinic is aware of the high incidence and prevalence of hyperlipidemia and the consequent need for antihyperlipidemics in many patients. Treatment of high cholesterol using statins would be contraindicated in which of the following patients? Response Feedback: Active liver disease is a contraindication to the use of statins. As well, heavy alcohol use increases the risk of liver dysfunction. Respiratory disease, recent surgery, and organic cognitive deficits do not preclude the use of statins for high cholesterol. Question 3 1 out of 1 points A resident of a long-term care facility receives 12.5 mg metoprolol (Lopressor) at 8 AM and 8 PM daily. Before administering this drug, the nurse should perform and document what assessments? Response Feedback: Metoprolol has a profound effect on both blood pressure and heart rate. Consequently, the nurse should assess these parameters prior to administering the drug. Assessments related to pain, respiratory status, cognition, and temperature are not central to the administration of a beta blocker. Question 4 1 out of 1 points A 77-year-old man's chronic heart failure is being treated with a regimen of quinapril (Accupril) and furosemide (Lasix). Which of the following assessment findings would suggest that the loop diuretic is contributing to a therapeutic effect?
Response Feedback: Appropriate diuretic therapy leads to the resolution of pulmonary and peripheral edema. Healthy kidney function, cardiac rhythm, and electrolyte levels are all desirable outcomes, but they are not directly indicative of the therapeutic action of diuretics in the treatment of CHF. Question 5 1 out of 1 points A 62-year-old man has been prescribed extended-release lovastatin. The nurse will instruct the patient to take the medication Response Feedback: Patients who are prescribed extended-release lovastatin should take the medication at bedtime, without food, to be most effective. This is because most cholesterol synthesis occurs during this time. Immediate-release lovastatin should be taken after the evening meal. It would not be appropriate to take lovastatin in the afternoon or the early morning.
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