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64. A 45-year-old patient has a dysfunction of the cerebellum. The nurse will plan interventions to? prevent falls.65. The nurse determines that teaching about management of migraine headaches has been effective when the patient says which of the following? “I will lie down someplace dark and quiet when the headaches begin.”
66. The nurse will assess a 67-year-old patient who is experiencing a cluster headache for? unilateral ptosis.67. A high school teacher who has just been diagnosed with epilepsy after having a generalized tonic-clonic seizure tells the nurse, “I cannot teach anymore, it will be too upsetting if I have a seizure at work.”Which response by the nurse is best? “Epilepsy usually can be well controlled with medications.”68. A patient has been taking phenytoin (Dilantin) for 2 years. Which action will the nurse take when evaluating for adverse effects of the medication? Inspect the oral mucosa.69. A patient reports feeling numbness and tingling of the left arm before experiencing a tonic-clonic seizure. The nurse determines that this history is consistent with what type of seizure? Focal.70. A 76-year-old patient is being treated with carbidopa/levodopa (Sinemet) for Parkinson’s disease. Which information is most important for the nurse to report to the health care provider? Uncontrolled head movement.71. Which assessment is most important for the nurse to make regarding a patient with myasthenia gravis? Respiratory effort72. Which item should the nurse offer to the patient who is to restart oral intake after being NPO due to nausea and vomiting? Dish of lemon gelatin73. A 38-year old woman receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer develops a Candida albicans oral infection. The nurse will anticipate the need for? administration of nystatin (Mycostatin) tablets.74. Which finding in the mouth of a patient who uses smokeless tobacco is suggestive of oral cancer? Red, velvety patches on the buccal mucosa.75. The nurse explaining esomeprazole (Nexium) to a patient with recurring heartburn describes that themedication? treats gastroesophageal reflux disease by decreasing stomach acid production.76. A 46-year-old female with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is experiencing increasing discomfort. Which patient statement indicates that additional teaching about GERD is needed? “I eat small meals during the day and have a bedtime snack.”77. When a 72-year-old patient is diagnosed with achalasia, the nurse will teach the patient that? treatment may include endoscopic procedures.78. The nurse will anticipate preparing a 71-year-old female patient who is vomiting “coffee-ground” emesis for? endoscopy.79. After several days of antibiotic therapy, an older hospitalized patient develops watery diarrhea.