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C. Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative that is used for short-term treatment of constipation. D. L operamide is an antidiarrheal agent that decreases gastrointestinal peristalsis. A nurse is providing information about probiotic supplements to a male client. Which of the following information should the nurse include? (Select all that apply.) A. "Probiotics are micro-organisms that are normally found in the GI tract." B. "Probiotics are used to treat Clostridium difficile." C. "Probiotics are used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia." D. "You can experience bloating while taking probiotic supplements." E. "If you are prescribed an antibiotic, you should take it at the same time you take your probiotic supplement." A. CORRECT: Probiotics consist of lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, and Saccharomyces boulardii, which normally are found in the digestive tract. B. CORRECT: Probiotics are used to treat a number of GI conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile, and ulcerative colitis. C. S aw palmetto is a supplement that clients might use to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. D. CORRECT: Flatulence and bloating are adverse effects of probiotic supplements. E. T he client should take the probiotic supplement at least 2 hr after taking an antibiotic or antifungal medication. Antibiotics and antifungal medications destroy bacteria and yeast found in probiotic supplements. A nurse working in an emergency department is caring for a client who has benzodiazepine toxicity due to an overdose. Which of the following actions is the nurse's priority?
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A. Administer flumazenil. B. Identify the client's level of orientation. C. Infuse IV fluids. D. Prepare the client for gastric lavage. A. T he nurse should prepare to administer flumazenil to reverse the benzodiazepine toxicity. However, there is another action the nurse should take first. B. CORRECT: The first action the nurse should take when using the nursing process is to assess the client. Identifying the client's level of orientation is the priority action. C. T he nurse should prepare to infuse IV fluids to support the client's blood pressure. However, there is another action the nurse should take first. D. T he nurse should prepare to administer a gastric lavage to reverse the benzodiazepine toxicity. However, there is another action the nurse should take first. A nurse is teaching a client who has a new prescription for escitalopram for treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Which of the following statements by the client indicates understanding of the teaching? A. "I should take the medication on an empty stomach." B. "I will follow a low-sodium diet while taking this medication." C. "I need to discontinue this medication slowly." D. "I should not crush this medication before swallowing." A. T he client can take this medication with food for GI distress or without food.
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