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Question 23 A 64-year-old-patient has been prescribed lorazepam (Ativan) because of increasing periods of anxiety. The nurse should be careful to assess forA.current nicotine use.B.a history of current or past alcohol use.C.a diet high in fat.D.a diet high in carbohydrates.1 points Question 24 A male patient has been brought to the emergency department during an episode of status epilepticus. Diazepam is to be administered intravenously. The nurse will be sure to
1 points Question 25 A patient has been admitted to the ICU because of multiple traumas due to a motor vehicle accident. The physician has ordered propofol (Diprivan) to be used for maintenance of sedation. Before administration of propofol, a priority assessment by the nurse would be to check for a history of1 points Question 26 A nurse is assigned to a patient who is taking lithium. Which of the following drug serum levels would indicate that the patient is at risk for adverse effects of the drug?
1 points Question 27 A patient has been prescribed zolpidem (Ambien) for short-term treatment of insomnia. Which ofthe following will the nurse include in a teaching plan for this patient? (Select all that apply.)A.The drug should not be used for longer than 1 month.B.It is available in both quick-onset and continuous-release oral forms.C.One of the most common adverse effects of the drug is headache.D.The drug does not cause sleepiness in the morning.E.It should be taken 1 hour to 90 minutes before going to bed.1 points Question 28 A patient has been prescribed lithium therapy. Which of the following signs and symptoms will the nurse tell the patient to report immediately?1 points Question 29 The wife of a patient who is taking haloperidol calls the clinic and reports that her husband has taken the first dose of the drug and it is not having a therapeutic effect. An appropriate response by the nurse would be