Question 9 1 out of 1 points A nurse will instruct a patient taking allopurinol to take each dose Response Feedback: The nurse should teach the patient to take each dose after a meal to decrease the potential for nausea and vomiting. Taking this medicine at night, in the morning, or before a meal would not help decrease the GI symptoms associated with this drug. Question 10 1 out of 1 points A female patient with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus has been experiencing increasing neuropathic pain in recent months, a symptom that has not responded appreciably to conventional analgesics. The patient's care provider has begun treatment with gabapentin (Neurontin). How is the addition of this drug likely to influence the management of the patient's existing drug regimen? Response Feedback : Gabapentin is unusual in that it does not interact with other drugs and does not alter the serum concentrations of other anticonvulsants. Consequently, it is unnecessary to modify the patient's existing drug regimen. Regular assessment of renal function is necessary in patients with diabetes, but this is not a consequence of the use of gabapentin. Question 11 0 out of 1 points A patient with type 1 diabetes has been admitted to the hospital for orthopedic surgery and the care team anticipates some disruptions to the patient's blood glucose levels in the days following surgery. Which of the following insulin regimens is most likely to achieve adequate glycemic control?
Response Feedback : Subcutaneous insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes frequently consists of daily injections of mixtures of short-acting regular insulin with intermediate-acting insulins; multiple doses of regular insulin before each meal in association with one or two daily doses of long-acting insulin may also be used. Frequent, fixed doses of rapid-acting or intermediate-acting insulin may result in unsafe blood sugar levels. Question 12 1 out of 1 points A nurse is caring for a 61-year-old man who has had a severe attack of gout while in the hospital for food poisoning. The nurse administers colchicine intravenously in order to Response Feedback : The patient is given colchicine intravenously to avoid aggravating his gastrointestinal tract. Giving the drug intravenously may ensure quick distribution of the drug, but considering the patient's food poisoning, the main objective would be to avoid aggravating the gastrointestinal tract and symptoms that the patient already has. Giving the drug intravenously does not prevent infection, bleeding, or depressed bone marrow function.
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