history of drug and alcohol abuse may contribute a risk of dextroamphetamine abuse, but the concurrent use of dextroamphetamine and alcohol is not necessarily contraindicated.Question 181 out of 1 pointsA school nurse has been teaching high school students about the risks associated with marijuana use. However, the nurse has been met with considerable skepticism on the part of students, most of whom believe that marijuana is a benign drug. Whichof the following teaching points should the nurse provide?ResponseFeedback:Although smoking marijuana is often thought to be relatively safe compared with smoking tobacco, the smoke is virtually identical in both cases. Smoking marijuana involves inhaling larger volumes of smoke and holding the breath as much as four times longer than with tobacco,which ultimately makes smoking three to four marijuana joints a day equivalent to smoking one pack of tobacco cigarettes a day. Marijuana is not considered to highly addictive and it is not normally associated with a potential for overdose or potentially fatal drug interactions.Question 191 out of 1 pointsA 13-year-old female took a weight loss drug that activated the sympathetic nervous system. Which of the following assessment findings would the nurse expect?Question 201 out of 1 pointsA 15-year-old boy has been diagnosed with bone cancer after several months of fatigue and pain. What question should the nurse include in an assessment when trying to minimize the potential for adverse drug reactions?ResponseFeedback:In school-aged children and adolescents, assess for the use and abuseof substances such as caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and street drugs. During drug therapy, these substances cause the same complications in children as in adults. Adolescence is a time of experimentation, which may include experimentation with legal and illegal substances. The boy's subjective report of his weight, his response to over-the-counter drugs, and acceptable pain level do not directly address the potential for adverse drug reactions.Question 211 out of 1 pointsA nurse practitioner orders 150 mg of oral fluconazole for a patient with vulvovaginal candidiasis. The patient should expect to take medicationQuestion 22
1 out of 1 pointsA nurse is administering drugs to a 10-year-old child who has multiple health problems. The child is underweight and is on a special diet. Which of the following will the nurse consider when planning for the best absorption of the prescribed drugs? (Select all that apply.)Response Feedback:Age, disease process, dosage form, route of administration, and foods and drugs present in the child's body have an effect on drug absorption. Weight is used to calculate the correct dosage to administer and does not affect absorption.
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- Pharmacology, Adverse drug reaction, Dextroamphetamine