conservative therapy and has consequently begun treatment with amphotericin B. The nurse is aware that this drug achieves a therapeutic effect by way of its influence on a. The permeability of fungal cell walls 1
NURS 6521N- 37 Advanced Pharmacology Week 8 Quiz 11. A 43-year-old man has been diagnosed with active TB. He is prescribed a multiple drug therapy, including INH and rifampin. A priority assessment by the nurse will be to monitor which combination of laboratory test results? a. Serum alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase, and bilirubin 12. A 15-year-old patient has meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae . She is being treated with chloramphenicol. The most important nursing action for this patient would be to monitor a. Plasma concentrations regularly 13. A patient has been admitted to the critical care unit of the hospital with bacterial septicemia that has failed to respond to initial antibiotic treatment. The patient's most recent blood cultures reveal the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the patient's blood. The nurse will anticipate that this patient will likely require intravenous administration of what antibiotic? a. Vancomycin 14. A 30-year-old woman who is in the first trimester of pregnancy has presented to her primary care provider with a 4-day history of a reddened, itchy left eye that is crusted with purulent exudate. The clinician suspects a bacterial, rather than viral, etiology. How will the patient's pregnancy affect the potential use of ciprofloxacin to treat her conjunctivitis? a. The use of ciprofloxacin is contraindicated in pregnancy 15. A 49-year-old farmer who normally enjoys good health has become seriously ill in recent days and the results of an extensive diagnostic work up have resulted in a diagnosis of histoplasmosis. The patient has been admitted to the hospital and has begun treatment with amphotericin B. The nurse who is providing care for the patient should prioritize which of the following diagnostic results during his course of treatment? a. Electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine 16. Which of the following nursing actions is most important in achieving successful antimicrobial therapy with vancomycin?
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