Intravenous lidocaine is not normally used for analgesia The destruction of

Intravenous lidocaine is not normally used for

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Intravenous lidocaine is not normally used for analgesia. The destruction of nerve endings in a burn site does not mitigate the need for topical pain control and lidocaine does not need to be potentiated with another anesthetic. Question 27 1 out of 1 points Which of the following drugs used to treat anxiety would be appropriate for a patient who is a school teacher and is concerned about feeling sedated at work? Response Feedback: Buspirone does not cause as much sedation and functional impairment as lorazepam, alprazolam, and diazepam. However, it can cause dizziness, nausea, headache, nervousness, lightheadedness, or excitement. Question 28 1 out of 1 points A nurse is caring for a patient who is in severe pain and is receiving an opioid analgesic. Which of the following would be the nurse's priority
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assessments? Response Feedback : The nurse must assess the patient's pain intensity before and after administering an opioid analgesic. The respiratory rate and level of consciousness need to be assessed because respiratory depression and sedation are two adverse effects of opioid analgesics. Seizure activity, electrolytes, liver function, blood glucose level, and mental status may need to be assessed during opioid analgesic therapy related to adverse effects, but they would not be the priority assessments. Question 29 1 out of 1 points A male patient has been brought to the emergency department during an episode of status epilepticus. Diazepam is to be administered intravenously. The nurse will be sure to Response Feedback : When diazepam is administered intravenously during status epilepticus, the small veins in the dorsum of the hand or the wrist should be avoided. It should be injected slowly, no faster than 5 mg in 1 minute. Diazepam should not be mixed or diluted with other solutions or drugs, either in the syringe or in intravenous solutions. Question 30 1 out of 1 points A 30-year-old woman is taking phenelzine (Nardil) 30mg PO tid. The nurse knows that at that dosage, the patient will need to be carefully monitored for Response Feedback : The nurse will closely monitor for the adverse effects of phenelzine related to the anticholinergic effect of the drug, such as dizziness that tends to be more pronounced at dosages above 45 mg/day. Dizziness is also a sign of a phenelzine drug overdose. Constipation and dry mouth are also adverse effects, not diarrhea and increased secretions. Facial flushing is not an identified adverse effect of phenelzine.
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  • Fall '13
  • Pharmacology, Morphine, Benzodiazepine, Lorazepam

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