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Course NURS-6521N-37,Advanced Pharmacology.2018 Summer Qtr 05/29-08/19-PT27 Test Week 2 - Quiz Started 6/10/18 11:56 AM Submitted 6/10/18 12:56 PM Due Date 6/11/18 1:59 AM Status Completed Attempt Score 21 out of 25 points Time Elapsed 1 hour, 0 minute out of 1 hour Instructions Please answer each question below and click Submit when you have completed the Quiz. Results Displayed Feedback Question 1 1 out of 1 points Which of the following patients should be advised by the nurse to avoid over-the- counter cold and allergy preparations that contain phenylephrine? Response Feedback: Phenylephrine is an alpha-1 adrenergic agonist and a drug commonly used topically for relief of nasal and nasopharyngeal mucosal congestion and to produce mydriasis for ophthalmologic procedures. Phenylephrine acts as a vasopressor causing vasoconstriction of the arterioles. The vasoconstriction from phenylephrine use can increase peripheral resistance and blood pressure. People with hypertension should not take over-the-counter cold and allergy preparations containing phenylephrine because it can further increase their already elevated blood pressure. Patients with diabetes and gout have not been identified as being at risk for adverse reactions from the use of phenylephrine. A patient with an upper respiratory infection may actually benefit from use of the drug. Question 2 1 out of 1 points A nurse is admitting a Mexican woman to the hospital who cannot speak or understand English. The patient is alone, and there is no interpreter available. When trying to communicate with the patient the nurse will Response Feedback: If an interpreter or translator is not available, the nurse should look at the patient, speak slowly, and use nonverbal communication to help the patient understand the message. Speaking loudly and using exaggerated mouth movements only serve to intimidate or belittle the patient and should not be done.
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Question 3 0 out of 1 points A nurse receives an order to administer a critically ill patient two drugs immediately (stat). The nurse begins the process by Response Feedback: A nurse should always make sure that two or more drugs can be given at the same time before the administration process is begun. Incompatibility can affect absorption and distribution. Once the nurse is certain that the drugs are compatible, he or she should perform handwashing and prepare the medications for administration. The nurse should also identify the patient appropriately and ask about drug allergies prior to administering the medication. Question 4 1 out of 1 points Federal legislation dictates a lengthy and rigorous process of testing for new drugs. What is the primary purpose of this testing process? Response Feedback: Federal legislation protects the public from drugs that are impure, toxic, ineffective, or not tested before marketing. The primary purpose of federal legislation is to ensure safety. This consideration supersedes issues of legal liability, treatment options, and efficiency of health care delivery.
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