A nurse is caring for a patient who is in severe pain and is receiving an opioid analgesic. Which of the following would be the nurse's priority assessments? A.Respiratory rate, seizure activity, and electrolytesB.Liver function studies, pain intensity, and blood glucose levelC.Respiratory rate, pain intensity, and mental statusD.Pain intensity, respiratory rate, and level of consciousness 1 points Question 7 A patient has a history of tonic-clonic seizures that have been successfully treated with phenytoin(Dilantin) for several years. Phenytoin achieves a therapeutic effect by 1 points Question 8 A nurse who provides care on an acute medicine unit has frequently recommended the use of nicotine replacement gum for patients who express a willingness to quit smoking during their admission or following their discharge. For which of the following patients would nicotine gum be contraindicated?
1 points Question 9 A patient with mild low back pain has been advised to take acetaminophen. The nurse will inform him that excessive intake of acetaminophen may result in 1 points Question 10 A postsurgical patient has been provided with a morphine patient-controlled analgesic (PCA) but has expressed her reluctance to use it for fear of becoming addicted. How can the nurse best respond to this patient's concerns? A.“If you do become addicted, we'll make sure to provide you with the support and resources necessary to help you with your recovery.”B.“It is not uncommon to develop a dependence on pain medications, but this usually takes place over a long period and is not the same as addiction.”C.“It's important that you accept that your current need to control your pain is more important than fears of becoming addicted.”D.“You don't need to worry. It's actually not true that you can get addicted to the medications we use in a hospital setting.” 1 points
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