QUESTION 1 1. An older adult woman has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and her care team has identified potential benefits of imatinib. Which of the following characteristics of this patient's current health status may preclude the use of imatinib? A . The patient had a total knee arthroplasty several months earlier. B . The patient has type 2 diabetes mellitus that is controlled using diet and oral antihyperglycemics. C . The patient has chronic heart failure resulting in significant peripheral edema. D . The patient experienced a mild ischemic stroke several years ago and had transient ischemic attacks last year. 1 points QUESTION 2 1. A patient has completed 4 weeks of treatment with epoetin alfa. Which of the following assessment findings would most strongly indicate that treatment has been effective? A . Capillary refill in the patient's nail beds is less than or equal to 3 seconds B . The patient white blood cell level is within reference ranges C . The patient's hemoglobin level is 11 g/dL D . The patient maintains an oxygen saturation of 92% on room air 1 points QUESTION 3 1. An oncology nurse is reviewing the pathophysiology of cancer and is discussing with a colleague the factors that contribute to the success or failure of a patient's chemotherapy. Which of the following cancerous cells is most susceptible to the effects of chemotherapeutic drugs? A . Cells with a long generation time B . Cells that lack contact inhibition C . Cells that lack a blood supply
D . Cells that have a rapid mitotic rate 1 points QUESTION 4 1. When planning care for a patient who is receiving filgrastim (Neupogen) for a nonmyeloid malignancy, the nurse should formulate which of the following patient outcomes? (Select all that apply.) A . The patient will not experience bone pain. B . The patient will be able to self-administer filgrastim at home. C . The patient will not develop febrile neutropenia. D . The patient will not retain fluid. E. The patient will not develop an infection. 1 points QUESTION 5 1. A 45-year-old woman with acute leukemia is going to begin chemotherapy with vincristine. The nurse is aware that vincristine must always be administered A . through a central line. B . at a slow infusion rate. C . through an IV line primed with vincristine. D . at a rapid infusion rate. 1 points QUESTION 6 1. A nurse is caring for a patient with cancer who has been prescribed dronabinol (Marinol) to help reduce nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. The nurse will inform the patient that he or she is taking an oral form of A . methamphetamine. B . cocaine.
C . marijuana. D . nicotine. 1 points QUESTION 7 1. A nurse is caring for a 64-year-old female patient who is receiving IV heparin and reports bleeding from her gums. The nurse checks the patient's laboratory test results and finds that she has a very high aPTT. The nurse anticipates that which of the following drugs may be ordered?
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- Fall '13
- Chemotherapy, filgrastim, QU ESTI