Question 18 Response Feedback A nurse is caring for a patient who is in severe

Question 18 response feedback a nurse is caring for a

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Question 18ResponseFeedback:A nurse is caring for a patient who is in severe pain and is receiving an opioid analgesic.Which of the following would be the nurse's priority assessments?The nurse must assess the patient's pain intensity before and afteradministering an opioid analgesic. The respiratory rate and level ofconsciousness need to be assessed because respiratory depression andsedation are two adverse e±ects of opioid analgesics. Seizure activity,electrolytes, liver function, blood glucose level, and mental status may needto be assessed during opioid analgesic therapy related to adverse e±ects,but they would not be the priority assessments.Question 19ResponseFeedback:A patient has a history of tonic-clonic seizures that have been successfully treated withphenytoin (Dilantin) for several years. Phenytoin achieves a therapeutic e±ect byPhenytoin reversibly binds to sodium channels while they are in the inactivestate. This binding delays the return of the channel to an active state.Because sodium can enter the cell to initiate an action potential only when1 out of 1 points1 out of 1 points1 out of 1 points1 out of 1 points1 out of 1 points
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10/1/2018Review Test Submission: Week 5 - Quiz – NURS-6521N-18,...6/8the channels are active, the time between action potentials is greatlylengthened, the neurons cannot ³re at an excessive rate, and excessivemuscle contractions that occur in grand mal-type seizures are prevented.Phenytoin does not directly a±ect the function of calcium channels or levelsof GABA and glutamate.Question 20ResponseFeedback:A patient who has been taking buspirone (BuSpar) for 1 week calls the clinic and reports tothe nurse that the drug is not working. The patient informs the nurse that she is still havingsymptoms of anxiety. The nurse will tell the patient thatThe nurse will inform the patient that it will likely take 3 to 4 weeks oftreatment before she notices consistent relief of her anxiety. However, someimprovement is often seen within 7 to 10 days of starting therapy. Since thepatient had only been taking the drug 1 week, there is no need to inform thephysician. The nurse would not make the assumption that the medication isnot going to work for the patient nor would she tell her that it would take upto 6 months to see therapeutic results.Question 21ResponseFeedback:A nurse is caring for a patient who abuses marijuana. The treatment for marijuana abuseconsists mainly ofTreatment for marijuana abuse consists mainly of nonpharmacologicinterventions combined with an exercise program to help deal withwithdrawal symptoms and cravings for the drug. Treatment of LSD and PCPuse is necessary only when the user experiences a “bad trip.” Parlodel isgiven for cocaine addiction. Patients with acute inhalant intoxication mayneed respirator assistance.
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