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8.A patient is being discharged to home on a single daily dose of a diuretic. The nurse instructs the patient to take the dose at which time so it will be least disruptive to the patient’s daily routine?a.In the morningb.At noonc.With supperd.At bedtimeANS: AIt is better to take the diuretic medication early in the morning to prevent urination during
the night. Taking the diuretic at the other times may cause nighttime urination and disrupt sleep.DIF:COGNITIVE LEVEL: Applying (Application)REF:p. 461TOP:NURSING PROCESS: ImplementationMSC:NCLEX: Safe and Effective Care Environment: Management of Care9.A patient is started on a diuretic for antihypertensive therapy. The nurse expects that a drug in which class is likely to be used initially?DIF:COGNITIVE LEVEL: Applying (Application)REF:p. 452TOP:NURSING PROCESS: ImplementationMSC:NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies10.A patient in the neurologic intensive care unit is being treated for cerebral edema. Which class of diuretic is used to reduce intracranial pressure?DIF:COGNITIVE LEVEL: Understanding (Comprehension)REF:p. 456TOP:NURSING PROCESS: PlanningMSC:NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies11.A 79-year-old patient is taking a diuretic for treatment of hypertension. This patient is very independent and wants to continue to live at home. The nurse will know that which teaching point is important for this patient?