46.) Question 6 1 out of 1 points A 13-year-old female took a weight loss drug that activated the sympathetic nervous system. Which of the following assessment findings would the nurse expect? 47.) Question 7 1 out of 1 points A nurse is obtaining baseline physical data from a 7-year-old patient who is to be started on dextroamphetamine for ADHD. After obtaining vital signs, height, and weight, the nurse will prepare the patient for an Response Feedback : In addition to baseline physical data including height, weight, and vital signs, the nurse should prepare the patient for an ECG. This would be important for ruling out any cardiovascular abnormalities that CNS stimulants might exacerbate, especially in this patient who is 7 years old. An EMG measures the electrical activity of muscle and is used to differentiate between neuropathy and myopathy. This test is not indicated in this patient. An EEG is a recording of the electrical activity of the brain and is used to help identify a focus of disturbance in the brain. An EEG may be performed to evaluate narcolepsy, sleeping patterns, and sleep apnea. However, it would not be indicated in this patient with ADHD. EPS is similar to a cardiac catheterization and can monitor the entire conduction system with mapping of normal and abnormal pathways of the heart. This test would not be needed unless the patient had a serious cardiac condition. 48.) Question 8
1 out of 1 points A 12-year-old boy is being discharged from the hospital after major surgery. The boy will be taking two medications at home for an extended period. The nurse who is discharging the patient should provide medication teaching specifically to Response Feedback : Both children and their parents need to be provided with an honest and detailed explanation and rationales regarding any medications that the child takes. Children should be given information regarding their drug therapy, especially before an invasive procedure; otherwise, their fears and anxiety will escalate. Answers and explanations should be provided in terms that both the child and the parents can understand. Never assume that children do not want to know about their medications or brush them off by telling them not to worry. A mother should never force a child to take medication but should encourage the child to do so. 49.) Question 9 1 out of 1 points A 29-year-old woman who is morbidly obese has recently begun a comprehensive, medically-supervised program of weight reduction. Prior to adding dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) to her regimen, the patient should be questioned about her intake of Response Feedback : Caffeine-containing drinks such as tea, coffee, and cola may increase the adverse effects associated with dextroamphetamine.
- Fall '13
- Pharmacology, Adverse drug reaction, Dextroamphetamine