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his drug regimen, Mr. Nguyen's nurse should prioritize teach aboutResponseFeedback:The potential for adverse effects, and strategies to minimize these risks, should be a central component of patient teaching around drug therapy. It is less necessary for the patient to understand the prescriber's rationale for the specific regimen or the age-related changes that influence such decisions. Older adults do not necessarily need assistance with their medications, provided cognitive deficits do not exist.Question 281 out of 1 pointsA 77-year-old woman who is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 89 lbs has been admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of failure to thrive. What action should thenurse prioritize when addressing the woman's apparent lack of nutrition?Response Feedback:Prior to performing interventions related to a patient's malnourishment, it is important to carefully assess the multiple factors that have the potential to impact nutritional status.Question 291 out of 1 pointsBefore the administration of morphine to a 65-year-old man who has cancer, the initial action of the nurse would be to check the patient'sResponseFeedback:The most hazardous adverse effects of morphine relate to excessiveCNS depression and include respiratory depression, hypoventilation,apnea, respiratory arrest, circulatory depression, cardiac arrest, shock, and coma. The most frequent adverse effect of morphine is respiratory depression. The nurse's initial action should be to check the patient's respiratory rate, depth, and rhythm. Morphine should not be administered to any patient with respiratory depression because it may precipitate respiratory arrest. Heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature are important and should be assessed, but doing so would not be the initial action of the nurse.
Question 301 out of 1 pointsA 72-year-old man is taking Adderall XR for the treatment of narcolepsy. He is currently having problems with not being able to swallow large tablets or capsules.The man also wears dentures, which makes it even more difficult for him to swallow medication. He is in the clinic to talk to the nurse about his problem. The nurse will instruct him toResponseFeedback:The benefits of Adderall XR are its once-daily dosing, its longer duration of action, and its potential for sprinkle administration. For patients with difficulty swallowing, Adderall XR's capsule may be opened and the beads sprinkled in applesauce. It is not advisable to suggest the use of an alternative drug. Patients should be told not tocrush the beads after opening the capsule because this would alter drug absorption. Ingesting the capsule with 8 ounces of water will not solve the patient's difficulty with swallowing.Question 311 out of 1 pointsA nurse is conducting an assessment of a patient who has recently had several changes made to her drug regimen. What assessment question most directly addresses the safety implications of the patient's drug regimen?ResponseFeedback:The use of alternative medications and herbal treatments is high,