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"It's best to keep this medication in a shirt pocket close to the body."*"I need to discard unused tablets 6 to 9 months after the bottle is opened.""I will avoid using the medication until the chest pain actually begins and gets worse.""I can take aspirin for any headache that occurs when I first start taking the nitroglycerin."The nurse provides education to the client with hyperthyroidism about potassium iodide before medication administration. The client is scheduled for a subtotal thyroidectomy. Which response by the client indicates understanding?"It replaces thyroid hormone.""It prevents iodine absorption.""It increases thyroid hormone."*"It suppresses thyroid hormone."The nurse is reviewing the laboratory test results for a client who is receiving filgrastim. Which reported value would indicate an effective response to this medication?Hematocrit of 42% (0.42)Blood glucose level of 110 mg/dL (6 mmol/L)Platelet count of 150,000 mm3 (150 × 109/L)*Neutrophil count of 10,000 mm3 (10 × 109/L)The nurse is reviewing the record of a client who arrives at the health care clinic. The nurse notes that irbesartan has been prescribed for the client. The nurse should suspect that the client has which condition?*HypertensionHypothyroidismDiabetes mellitusRenal transplant rejectionThe nurse is applying a topical glucocorticoid as prescribed for a client with psoriasis. The nurse would be concerned about the potential for systemic absorption of the medication if it were being applied in which situation?Applied for 2 days until the irritation has resolvedApplied to a small area on the arm underneath a gauze dressing*Applied to a reddened, itchy area underneath an occlusive dressingApplied to a small area on the neck and another small area on the backTetracycline is prescribed for a client with severe acne. The nurse instructs the client regarding the importance of reporting which finding if it occurs?Sunburn*Persistent diarrheaEpigastric burningAbdominal cramping
A client taking an oral laxative wants to obtain a rapid effect from the medication. How should the nurse instruct the client to take the medication?At bedtimeWith breakfastWith the noon meal*On an empty stomachA client who is scheduled to have warfarin sodium therapy has a prothrombin time (PT) of 28 seconds (28 seconds). What is the most appropriate nursing intervention at this time?Give double the dose.Administer the next dose.Give half of the next dose.*Call the health care provider (HCP).A health care provider (HCP) prescribes warfarin sodium for a client. The home care nurse visits theclient at home and teaches the client about the medication and its administration. Which statement by the client indicates a need for further teaching?*"The urine normally changes to orange.""This medicine will still be working 4 to 5 days after it is discontinued.""This medication will require frequent blood work to monitor its effects.""I cannot take aspirin or any aspirin-containing medications while I'm on this medication."A client has been given a prescription for benzonatate. Which observation should the nurse look for to evaluate the effectiveness of the medication?