Question 26 1 out of 1 points A nurse has been assigned to a 55 year old woman

Question 26 1 out of 1 points a nurse has been

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Question 26 1 out of 1 points A nurse has been assigned to a 55-year-old woman who has a malignant brain tumor. The patient is receiving her first dose of carmustine. It will be critical for the nurse to observe for which of the following? Response Feedback: Respiratory difficulty can indicate a hypersensitivity reaction or anaphylaxis. The nurse would report any breathing difficulties immediately to the physician. If the patient does not eat or drink for more than 24 hours, the physician should be notified. Nausea and vomiting are adverse effects of the drug therapy, and an antiemetic regimen would be appropriate. Reddish urine is an adverse effect of
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doxorubicin, not carmustine. Question 27 1 out of 1 points Mr. Lepp is a 63-year-old man who was diagnosed with colon cancer several weeks ago and who is scheduled to begin chemotherapy. He reports to the nurse that he read about the need for erythropoietin in an online forum for cancer patients and wants to explore the use of epoetin alfa with his oncologist. Which of the following facts should underlie the nurse's response to Mr. Lepp? Response Feedback: In patients with cancer, epoetin alfa should only be used when anemia is due to concomitant myelosuppressive chemotherapy and should be discontinued when the chemotherapy course is completed. The use of epoetin alfa during cancer may shorten survival and/or increase the risk of tumor progression or recurrence. Patients with cancer are also at risk for serious cardiovascular and thrombovascular events. Consequently, the benefits of treatment must be considered in light of these potentially adverse effects. Question 28 1 out of 1 points A patient will soon begin targeted therapy as a component of her treatment plan for chronic leukemia. The nurse is conducting health education about this new aspect of the patient's drug regimen and the patient has asked about the potential side effects of treatment. How should the nurse best respond? Response Feedback: Targeted therapies are generally considered to be less toxic than traditional chemotherapy drugs. However, adverse reactions to targeted therapies can occur such as severe skin reactions, GI toxicities, skin reactions, and thrombosis. Question 29 1 out of 1 points Mr. Singh is a 66-year-old man who is receiving chemotherapy for the treatment of lung cancer that has metastasized to his liver. In an effort to prevent infection, Mr. Singh has been prescribed filgrastim (Neupogen). Which of the nurse's following assessment questions most directly addresses a common adverse effect of filgrastim? Response Feedback: Medullary bone pain is a consistently observed adverse effect that can be attributed to drug therapy with filgrastim; it is mild to moderate in severity and is reported in 56% of patients taking the drug. Shortness of breath, mucosal bleeding, and cool, clammy skin are not adverse effects typical of filgrastim. Question 30 1 out of 1 points A nurse is caring for a patient with cancer who has been prescribed dronabinol
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(Marinol) to help reduce nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. The nurse will inform the patient that he or she is taking an oral form of Response Feedback: The major ingredient of Marinol is 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana.
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  • Summer '19
  • Chemotherapy, epoetin alfa, ONCOLOGY NURSE

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