Cells that lack a blood
supply Correct Answer: D. Cells that have a rapid mitotic rate Response Feedback : Cells that have a short generation time or rapid mitotic rate are most sensitive to antineoplastic agents. All cells (both cancerous and noncancerous) have a blood supply. A lack of contact inhibition is characteristic of cancer, but this is not associated with susceptibility to chemotherapeutic drugs. Question 9 1 out of 1 points A nurse is to use a single-dose 1 mL vial to administer 0.5 mL of epoetin alfa to a 39-year-old woman who is being treated for chemotherapy- induced anemia. Which of the following will the nurse do with the unused portion of the drug? Selected Answer: C. Discard the unused portion of the drug. Correct Answer: C. Discard the unused portion of the drug. Response Feedback : The single-dose 1-mL vial does not have preservatives. In order to prevent contamination, the nurse will discard the unused portion of the drug. A 2-mL vial does have preservatives and would be stored at 2°C to 8°C to be used again. The 2-mL vial should be discarded 21 days after initial entry to prevent use of a possibly contaminated product. Question 10 1 out of 1 points A nurse is discussing oprelvekin therapy with a male patient. Which of the following will the nurse tell the patient is the most common adverse effect of the drug? Selected Answer: D. Fluid retention/weight gain Correct D. Answer: Fluid retention/weight gain Response Feedback : Fluid retention with weight gain is the most common adverse effect of oprelvekin. Medullary bone pain (pain within the
marrow) is the only consistently observed adverse effect associated with filgrastim. Papilledema is an adverse effect that is only occasionally reported in older adults who take oprelvekin. Atrial arrhythmia is not associated with this drug. Question 11 1 out of 1 points A nurse is caring for a patient with cancer who has been prescribed dronabinol (Marinol) to help reduce nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. The nurse will inform the patient that he or she is taking an oral form of Selected Answer: D. marijua na. Correct Answer: D. marijua na. Response Feedback: The major ingredient of Marinol is 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. Question 12 1 out of 1 points A patient has been scheduled to begin treatment with rituximab for non- Hodgkin's lymphoma. The nurse who will administer this drug should understand that it targets Selected Answer: D. specific antigens on the surface of malignant B cells. Correct Answer: D. specific antigens on the surface of malignant B cells. Response Feedback: Rituximab is a type of monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to the CD20 antigen found on the surface of normal and malignant B lymphocytes and causes cell lysis. The drug does not target the complement system, plasma cell DNA, or the cell membrane of malignant cells.
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