Response Feedback : Atropine is used to help restore normal sinus rhythm in emergency situations, such as symptomatic bradycardia, pulseless electrical activity, ventricular asystole, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It does not resolve acid-based imbalances or decreased level of consciousness and atropine increases, rather than decreases, blood pressure. Question 27 1 out of 1 points A nurse will be prepared to administer naloxone (Narcan) to a patient who has had an overdose of morphine. Repeated doses of Narcan will be necessary because Narcan
Response Feedback : The duration of the morphine may be longer than the duration of naloxone. Therefore, naloxone has a shorter half-life than morphine. Repeated doses may be necessary to maintain reversal of the opiate's effects. Naloxone does not increase the action of morphine, and it causes the respiratory rate to increase, not decrease. Dosage strength is not associated with drug duration. Question 28 1 out of 1 points A patient who has been taking buspirone (BuSpar) for 1 week calls the clinic and reports to the nurse that the drug is not working. The patient informs the nurse that she is still having symptoms of anxiety. The nurse will tell the patient that Response Feedback : The nurse will inform the patient that it will likely take 3 to 4 weeks of treatment before she notices consistent relief of her anxiety. However, some improvement is often seen within 7 to 10 days of starting therapy. Since the patient had only been taking the drug 1 week, there is no need to inform the physician. The nurse would not make the assumption that the medication is not going to work for the patient nor would she tell her that it would take up to 6 months to see therapeutic results. Question 29 1 out of 1 points A patient with mild low back pain has been advised to take acetaminophen. The nurse will inform him that excessive intake of acetaminophen may result in Response Feedback : A patient taking acetaminophen should be taught the common adverse effects of the drug, which include rash, urticaria, and nausea. Nausea, not gastrointestinal distress, is a common adverse effect of acetaminophen. Flushing, dizziness, and feelings of tingling, heat, and fatigue are the most common adverse effects of sumatriptan, not acetaminophen. Question 30 1 out of 1 points A 64-year-old-patient has been prescribed lorazepam (Ativan) because of increasing periods of anxiety. The nurse should be careful to assess for Response Feedback : The patient who has history of alcohol or substance abuse may be a poor candidate for lorazepam because the patient is more likely to develop dependence on the drug. Alcohol will also have an additive effect with lorazepam. A diet high in fat and carbohydrates or nicotine use should not affect the use of lorazepam. Question 31 0 out of 0 points When completing this quiz, did you comply with Walden University’s Code
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