15. A patient comes into the emergency department with epistaxis. The physician orders that all home medications be continued. Which medication should the nurse question?16. A patient asks why the physician would not prescribe antibiotics for influenza. How should the nurse respond?17. During the postoperative period, the nurse teaches a patient recovering from a laryngectomy how to live with a tracheostomy. What should the nurse teach this patient?18. A patient is diagnosed with sinusitis. How should the nurse explain this health problem to the patient?19. While caring for a patient with a new laryngectomy, the nurse is asked by the family whythe patient cannot be given higher doses of narcotics. Which of the following responses by the nurse is best?20. The nurse is reviewing the medical histories for a group of assigned patients. Which patient is at the greatest risk for cancer of the larynx?21.