Question 33 1 out of 1 points A patient is receiving radiotherapy for an overactive thyroid gland and asks whether her milk is safe for her baby. If her treatment cannot be discontinued, what should the nurse recommend? Response Feedback: A breast-feeding woman who is receiving any radioactive compounds should pump her breasts during the time that breast milk is radioactive and discard the milk into a biohazard container designed for radioactive materials. Breast-feeding can resume when the drug is stopped and the breast milk contains no radioactivity. It is not the role of the nurse to recommend alternative medication. Question 34 1 out of 1 points Which of the following would the nurse include in a teaching plan about the signs and symptoms of thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism that should be reported by a patient taking estrogen? Response Feedback: Pain in the groin, headaches, dizziness, and chest pain are symptoms of thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism, which are two common adverse effects of taking estrogen. Cholestatic jaundice is an adverse effect of estrogen. Amenorrhea is an indication for progesterone therapy. Breast tenderness is an adverse effect of progesterone. Question 35 1 out of 1 points A man is prescribed ciprofloxacin to treat a sexually transmitted infection. The nurse will instruct the patient to Response Feedback: To maximize the therapeutic effects of the drug, the nurse should encourage the patient to complete the entire drug therapy as prescribed. The dosage of ciprofloxacin is not reduced gradually but taken in the same dosage throughout the treatment period, and there is no indication that it is necessary for the patient to take the drug only at home. The prescriber would be the only person who could change the form of the drug to be used, and subcutaneous injection is not an identified route of administration for ciprofloxacin.
Question 36 1 out of 1 points A 68-year-old man is being treated for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and began treatment with finasteride (Proscar) 3 months ago. When planning the care of this patient, what desired outcome should the nurse prioritize? Response Feedback: The primary goal of treatment with finasteride is to facilitate complete bladder emptying, resulting in less urgency and decreased frequency of voiding. Urethral pain, sexual side effects, and hematuria are possible but less commonly associated with BPH. Consequently, outcomes relating to bladder emptying would be prioritized. Question 37 1 out of 1 points The nurse practitioner has recommended that a breast-feeding woman take her prescribed medications just before her infant takes his longest nap of the day. The woman does not understand and asks the nurse to explain. The nurse will tell the woman that the recommendation was made to Response Feedback: One of the methods used to reduce neonatal drug exposure is to schedule drug therapy just after breast-feeding or before the infant goes to sleep for several hours. A drug's half-life helps to determine when breast-feeding can begin again. Assessing the
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