1. A nurse is caring for a patient who has an infection. The healthcare provider has ordered an antimicrobial drug for the patient. The nurse understands that which of the following is the most important characteristic of this drug? A. That the drug will kill the microorganismRationale: The three most important characteristics that any drug can have are effectiveness, safety, and selectivity. Effectiveness is the most important property that a drug can have.B. That the drug will be administered orallyC. That the drug does not have any harmful effectsD. That the drug does not interact with other drugs
2. A patient who was prescribed an oral medication to be taken four times per day returns to the clinic for a follow-up visit. The patient tells the nurse that he forgets to take two or three doses of the medication each day. What is the most appropriate actionthat the nurse can take?
3. While preparing to administer medications to a patient, the nurse finds that he does not understand the rationale for the patient receiving one of the prescribed drugs. What should he do?