Response Feedback: A breast-feeding woman who is receiving any radioactive compounds should pump her breasts during the time that breast milk is radioactive and discard the milk into a biohazard container designed for radioactive materials. Breast-feeding can resume when the drug is stopped and the breast milk contains no radioactivity. It is not the role of the nurse to recommend alternative medication. Question 24 1 out of 1 points A woman who is in the second trimester of her first pregnancy has been experiencing frequent headaches and has sought advice from her nurse practitioner about safe treatment options. What analgesic can the nurse most safely recommend?
Response Feedback: Acetaminophen is the analgesic of choice during pregnancy. Question 25 1 out of 1 points A nurse is instructing a 19-year-old female patient on the use of fluconazole for candida vaginitis. A teaching priority will be to Response Feedback: A teaching priority would be to tell the patient to use another form of birth control if she was taking an oral contraceptive. Fluconazole may decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Taking an antiemetic or antidiarrheal for adverse GI effects would be an appropriate instruction for this drug. The nurse should also instruct the patient to take aspirin instead of acetaminophen for relief of minor discomforts because acetaminophen has the potential to damage the liver and kidneys. Taking the drug with food is recommended if the patient experiences GI distress. All of these instructions are important, but not as important as making sure that the patient does not inadvertently become pregnant while on the medication. Question 26 1 out of 1 points A 38-year-old pregnant patient admits to the nurse that she is an alcoholic and has been consuming alcohol during her pregnancy. The nurse knows that using alcohol during pregnancy may result in a child who presents with Response Feedback: Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) can be the result of a mother using alcohol during pregnancy. Microcephaly or smallness of the head is a teratogenic characteristic of FAS. A high-pitched cry is a characteristic seen in children of mothers who used clemastine (Tavist) during pregnancy. Electrolyte imbalances and thrombocytopenia would not be common findings in mothers who abuse alcohol during their pregnancy. Question 27 1 out of 1 points Which of the following would the nurse include in a teaching plan about the signs and symptoms of thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism that should be reported by a patient taking estrogen? Response Feedback: Pain in the groin, headaches, dizziness, and chest pain are symptoms of thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism, which are two common adverse effects of taking estrogen. Cholestatic jaundice is an adverse effect of estrogen. Amenorrhea is an indication for progesterone therapy. Breast tenderness is an adverse effect of progesterone.
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- Pharmacology, Therapeutic effect, Adverse Effect