pressure and pulse is important; however, the patient could be short ofbreath due to the hypoxia. Therefore, monitoring respirations would bethe priority. Nausea and vomiting could be present, and the nurse would need to provide the patient with an emesis basin, but it would not be the most important nursing intervention.Question 290 out of 1 pointsA nurse who works at an outpatient mental health clinic follows numerous clients whohave schizophrenia, many of whom are being treated with olanzapine (Zyprexa). Which of the following clients likely has the highest susceptibility to the adverse effects of olanzapine?Response Feedback:The use of olanzapine creates a significant risk of hyperglycemia. Thisis of particular concern in patients and clients who have diabetes mellitus. Smoking affects the pharmacodynamics of olanzapine, but this is less likely to result in serious adverse effects. Obesity, low BMI, and recent antibiotic use are not associated with a significantly increased risk of adverse effects.
Question 300 out of 1 pointsA nurse is talking to an 18-year-old patient who has had a seizure disorder since she was 10 years old and is taking phenytoin (Dilantin). The nurse should suggest that she take which of the following?Response Feedback:Long-term phenytoin therapy is associated with folate deficiency. Folicacid and phenytoin are structurally similar and thought to compete with each other for the same receptors. A deficiency in folic acid in a pregnant woman can cause birth defects. Potassium, iron, and vitaminC do not compete with phenytoin nor are they directly affected by phenytoin.Question 31
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