Respo nse Feedb ack Addiction to opioids is a rare occurrence among hospital

Respo nse feedb ack addiction to opioids is a rare

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Respo nse Feedb ack: Addiction to opioids is a rare occurrence among hospital patients who do not have a history of drug abuse. It would be inappropriate to downplay the patient's concerns, however. A more appropriate response would be to explain the phenomenon of dependence and to differentiate it from addiction. Question 9 1 out of 1 points
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A nurse is caring for a patient who abuses marijuana. The treatment for marijuana abuse consists mainly of Respo nse Feedb ack: 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 10 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?
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Respo nse Feedb ack: 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 11 1 out of 1 points A patient who has been taking buspirone (BuSpar) for 1 week calls the clinic and reports to the nurse that the drug is not working. The patient informs the nurse that she is still having symptoms of anxiety. The nurse will tell the patient that Respo nse Feedb ack: The nurse will inform the patient that it will likely take 3 to 4 weeks of treatment before she notices consistent relief of her anxiety. However, some improvement is often seen within 7 to 10 days of starting therapy. Since the patient had only been taking the drug 1 week, there is no need to inform the physician. The nurse would not make the assumption that the medication is not going to work for
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the patient nor would she tell her that it would take up to 6 months to see therapeutic results. Question 12 1 out of 1 points A homeless man who is well known to care providers at the local hospital has been admitted to the emergency department after having a seizure outside a mall. The man is known to be a heavy alcohol user and is malnourished with a very low body mass index. How are this patient's characteristics likely to influence possible treatment with phenytoin? Respo nse Feedb ack: A protein deficit puts the patient at greater risk for having greater amounts of free, active drug in the blood because less protein albumin is available for binding than would normally be expected.
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  • Summer '15
  • Pharmacology, Benzodiazepine, Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, Respo

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