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59. The health care provider (HCP) writes a prescription for atenololfor a client who was admitted to thehospital. The nurse contacts the HCP to verify the prescription if which finding is noted in the assessmentdata?1.Temperature is 100.1°F (37.8°C).2.Apical heart rate is 48 beats/min.3.Blood pressure is 138/82 mm Hg.4.Pedal pulses are bounding and strong.Correct answer: 2Rationale: Atenolol is a beta-adrenergic blocker that is used as an antihypertensive, antianginal, and antidysrhythmic. It blocks beta-adrenergic receptors in cardiac tissue and produces the therapeutic
effects of slowing the heart rate, decreasing cardiac output, decreasing blood pressure, and decreasing myocardial oxygen demand. Contraindications to the medication include severe bradycardia, cardiac failure, cardiogenic shock, and heart block greater than first degree. The remaining options are not contraindications to this medication.60. Atenololhas been prescribed for a hospitalized client. The nurse should check which item before administering this medication?61. Atenolol has been prescribed for a client, and the client asks the nurse about the side effects of the medication. What should the nurse tell the client is an occasional side effect of this medication?