ciprofloxacin, the nurse should advise the patient to take the vitamins at least 2 hours before or after taking ciprofloxacin. Changing or alternating the dosage must be determined by the prescriber. Question 13 1 out of 1 points A 15-year-old patient has meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae . She is being treated with chloramphenicol. The most important nursing action for this patient would be to monitor Response Feedback Plasma concentrations should be monitored at least weekly in patients who are on chloramphenicol therapy. It would be important for the
: nurse to monitor daily urine output with any drug therapy. An increase or decrease in output could indicate pathology. Also, it would be important for the nurse to monitor blood sugar levels and liver enzymes, but not because the patient is taking chloramphenicol. Question 14 1 out of 1 points An immunocompromised patient in a critical care setting has developed a respiratory infection that has been attributed to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The nurse should anticipate that the patient will require treatment with Response Feedback: Vancomycin is the drug of choice to manage infections caused by MRSA. MRSA is resistant to all of the antistaphylococcic penicillins, as well as to ciprofloxacin and clindamycin. Question 15 0 out of 1 points A 30-year-old woman who is in the first trimester of pregnancy has presented to her primary care provider with a 4-day history of a reddened, itchy left eye that is crusted with purulent exudate. The clinician suspects a bacterial, rather than viral, etiology. How will the patient's pregnancy affect the potential use of ciprofloxacin to treat her conjunctivitis? Response Feedback: Ciprofloxacin is contraindicated in patients who are pregnant or lactating. Alternative routes and dosages do not mitigate the risks during pregnancy. Question 16 1 out of 1 points A patient is to begin taking tobramycin (Nebcin) for a nosocomial infection. Which of the following assessments should the nurse prioritize? Response Feedback : Peak and trough levels should be closely monitored with serious infections being treated with tobramycin. The patient's blood pressure, diet, weight, and other medications would be important to know and necessary for the plan of care, but are secondary to serum levels. Question 17 1 out of 1 points A 49-year-old farmer who normally enjoys good health has become seriously ill in recent days and the results of an extensive diagnostic work up have resulted in a diagnosis of histoplasmosis. The patient has been admitted to the hospital and has begun treatment with amphotericin B. The nurse who is providing care for the patient should prioritize which of the following diagnostic results during his course of treatment?
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