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Cognitive Ability: ApplyingClient Needs: Safe and Effective Care EnvironmentIntegrated Process: Nursing Process/ImplementationContent Area: Ethical/Legal Awarded 0.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. 21.ID: 383693560A nurse enters a client’s room to administer a medication that has been prescribed by the physician. The client asks the nurse about the medication. Which response by the nurse is appropriate? “It’s to help get rid of the swelling in your feet.” “You need to discuss this medication with your physician.” “I know that it’s for fluid buildup, and I think you’ve taken it before.” “It’s called furosemide (Lasix), and it will promote urination and rid your body of the excess fluid. It Rationale: A client has the right to be informed of the medication name, purpose, action, and potential undesirable effects of a prescribed medication. The nurse should provide adequate information to the client. Therefore, the appropriate response is the one that is thorough and complete. Referring the clientto the physician places the client’s question on hold. The remaining options are incomplete.can cause an alteration in electrolyte levels, so we’ll need to increase the potassium in your diet.” Correct Test-Taking Strategy: Note the strategic word “appropriate.” Eliminate the option that refers the client to the physician, because it places the client’s question on hold. To select from the remaining choices, find the option that is most complete and thorough. Review client rights in regard to the provision of information about medication if you had difficulty with this question.
Reference: Potter, P., & Perry, A. (2009). Fundamentals of nursing (7th ed., p. 709). St. Louis: Mosby.Cognitive Ability: ApplyingClient Needs: Safe and Effective Care EnvironmentIntegrated Process: Teaching and LearningContent Area: Ethical/Legal Awarded 0.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. 22.ID: 383692458A nursing student is assigned to care for a client who requires a total bed bath. When the student explains to the client that she is going to gather supplies to administer the bath, the client states, “I don’twant a bath. I’ve been up all night, and I’m clean enough.” The student reports the client’s refusal to the nurse in charge. Which action by the nurse in charge is appropriate? not have to do it