A. SSRIs do not require serial blood tests during therapy. B. SSRIs generally have fewer adverse effects. C. SSRIs require administration once per week, versus daily or twice daily with benzodiazepines. D. SSRIs have a more rapid therapeutic effect. 1 points SAVED QUESTION 26 A middle-aged patient was diagnosed with major depression after a suicide attempt several months ago and has failed to respond appreciably to treatment with SSRIs. As a result, his psychiatrist has prescribed phenelzine. When planning this patient's subsequent care, what nursing diagnosis should the nurse prioritize? A. Risk for Injury related to drug–drug interactions or drug–nutrient interactions B. Risk for Infection related to immunosuppressive effects of phenelzine
C. Risk for Ineffective Peripheral Tissue Perfusion related to cardiovascular effects of phenelzine D. Risk for Constipation related to decreased gastrointestinal peristalsis 1 points SAVED QUESTION 27 A nurse who works at an outpatient mental health clinic follows numerous clients who have schizophrenia, many of whom are being treated with olanzapine (Zyprexa). Which of the following clients likely has the highest susceptibility to the adverse effects of olanzapine? A. A client who has type 1 diabetes and who practices poor glycemic control B. A client who is morbidly obese and who has a sedentary lifestyle C. A client who has a body mass index of 16.5 (underweight) and who smokes one pack of cigarettes daily D. A client who was recently treated with intravenous antibiotics because of cellulitis in his lower leg 1 points SAVED QUESTION 28 A nurse is caring for a patient who has been admitted with acute cocaine intoxication. Which of the following vital signs would the nurse expect to find initially when assessing the patient? A. Blood pressure (BP): 98/50, pulse (P): 120, respirations (R): 40 B. BP: 130/88, P: 92, R: 28 C. BP: 170/98, P:110, R: 20 D. BP: 150/90, P: 80, R: 16 1 points SAVED QUESTION 29 A male patient has been brought to the emergency department during an episode of status epilepticus. Diazepam is to be administered intravenously. The nurse will be sure to A. administer after diluting the drug with gabapentin in intravenous solution. B.
inject very slowly, no faster than 100 mg/minute. C. avoid the small veins in the dorsum of the hand or the wrist. D. inject the diazepam very quickly, 15 mg in 10 to15 seconds. 1 points SAVED QUESTION 30 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 A. by slowing the function of calcium channels within the neurological system. B. decreasing the influx of sodium into neurons. C. simultaneously potentiating the effects of GABA and inhibiting reuptake. D. increasing the levels of available glutamate. 1 points SAVED
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