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Question 16 1 out of 1 pointsAn older adult patient with a history of Alzheimer's disease and numerous chronic health problems has been prescribed several medications during his current admission to hospital and recent declines in the patient's cognition have impaired his ability to swallow pills. Which of the following medications may the nurse crush before administering them to this patient?Question 17 1 out of 1 pointsFor which of the following patients would a nasogastric tube most likely be considered to aid in the administration of medications?
Question 18 1 out of 1 pointsIn light of her recent high blood pressure readings, a patient has been started on a thiazide diuretic and metoprolol (Lopressor), which is a beta-adrenergic blocker. What is the most likely rationale for using two medications to address the patient's hypertension?Question 19 1 out of 1 pointsA 56-year-old female patient has been admitted to the hospital with chronic muscle spasms and has been prescribed a new medication to treat the spasms. She has a poorly documented allergy to eggs,synthetic clothes, and perfumes. What is the priority action of the nurse to ensure that prescribed medication does not experience an allergic reaction?