10. The nurse caring for a patient who is taking amiodarone (Cordarone). What side effect could this patient experience? a. Sudden increase in temperatureb. Hypotensionc. Bradycardiad. Depressed ventilationANS: B Hypotension with the attendant fatigue is a side effect of amiodarone (Cordarone).
PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Analysis REF: 438, Table 19-4 OBJ: 4 (clinical) TOP: Amiodarone (Cordarone): Side Effects KEY: Nursing Process Step: Planning MSC: NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Pharmacological Therapies 11. Which disorganized ECG pattern is recognized as the most fatal of all arrhythmias?
PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 439 OBJ: 2 (clinical) TOP: Arrhythmias: Ventricular Fibrillation KEY: Nursing Process Step: Assessment MSC: NCLEX: Health Promotion and Maintenance12. Which statement accurately explains how calcium channel blocker verapamil assists to correct an arrhythmia?