Question 15 1 out of 1 points A nurse is caring for a patient who abuses

Question 15 1 out of 1 points a nurse is caring for a

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Question 15 1 out of 1 points A nurse is caring for a patient who abuses marijuana. The treatment for marijuana abuse consists mainly of Response Feedback:
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Treatment for marijuana abuse consists mainly of nonpharmacologic interventions combined with an exercise program to help deal with withdrawal symptoms and cravings for the drug. Treatment of LSD and PCP use is necessary only when the user experiences a “bad trip.” Parlodel is given for cocaine addiction. Patients with acute inhalant intoxication may need respirator assistance. Question 16 1 out of 1 points A trauma patient has been receiving frequent doses of morphine in the 6 days since his accident. This pattern of analgesic administration should prompt the nurse to carefully monitor the patient's Response Feedback: Morphine, like most opioid analgesics, creates a risk for constipation. The drug is unlikely to influence the patient's temperature, skin integrity, or urine specific gravity. Question 17 1 out of 1 points A patient has been hospitalized for treatment of substance abuse after being arrested and jailed for the past 24 hours. The patient is experiencing severe muscle and abdominal cramps, seizures, and acute psychosis due to abrupt withdrawal. Which of the following drug classes is the most likely cause of these severe and potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms? Response Feedback:
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Abrupt withdrawal from long-term use of sedative–hypnotic drugs should never be attempted because withdrawal symptoms are serious and potentially fatal. Withdrawal symptoms include agitation, dysphoria, insomnia, vomiting, diarrhea, ataxia, hallucinations, acute psychosis, muscle and abdominal cramps, anorexia, and seizures. These symptoms may occur 12 to 72 hours after the last use of the drug and may last up to 14 days. The abrupt withdrawal of benzodiazepines, opioids, and amphetamines does not cause such severe and potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms. Question 18 1 out of 1 points A patient has been prescribed zolpidem (Ambien) for short-term treatment of insomnia. Which of the following will the nurse include in a teaching plan for this patient? (Select all that apply.) Response Feedback: Zolpidem generally is not used for more than 7 to 10 days at a time. It induces sleep rapidly and should be taken immediately before going to bed. It is true that the drug does not seem to produce residual e ff ects the next morning or cause prolonged rebound e ff ects when it is discontinued. It is available in both quick-onset and continuous-release oral forms, and common adverse e ff ects of the drug are headache, prolonged drowsiness, and dizziness. Question 19 1 out of 1 points
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A 64-year-old-patient has been prescribed lorazepam (Ativan) because of increasing periods of anxiety. The nurse should be careful to assess for Response Feedback: The patient who has history of alcohol or substance abuse may be a poor candidate for lorazepam because the patient is more likely to develop dependence on the drug. Alcohol will also have an additive e ff ect with lorazepam. A diet high in fat and carbohydrates or nicotine use should not a ff ect the use of lorazepam.
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