Response Feedback: Because the patient is on the track team, she will have increased exercise at various times that will require increased insulin and special instructions related to hypoglycemia that may come hours after she has ceased exercising. Walking two blocks every day and walking up stairs would not be considered increased physical exercise and would not be a factor. Wanting to have her mother administer the insulin is not uncommon for this age patient, and the nurse would normally instruct both the mother and the daughter in the administration of the drug. Question 34 1 out of 1 points A 29-year-old woman who is morbidly obese has recently begun a comprehensive, medically-supervised program of weight reduction. Prior to adding
dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) to her regimen, the patient should be questioned about her intake of Response Feedback: Caffeine-containing drinks such as tea, coffee, and cola may increase the adverse effects associated with dextroamphetamine. Intake of trans fat and grapefruit does not impact the use of dextroamphetamine. A history of drug and alcohol abuse may contribute a risk of dextroamphetamine abuse, but the concurrent use of dextroamphetamine and alcohol is not necessarily contraindicated. Question 35 1 out of 1 points A 19-year-old patient reports to a clinic with vaginal discharge with a foul odor. A microscopic exam reveals trichomonas vaginalis . The nurse practitioner is aware that Question 36 1 out of 1 points A 5-year-old boy needs an IM injection. The least painful and most effective injection site would be the Response Feedback: The ventrogluteal site is the best choice because it is free of major nerves and blood vessels and is characterized by deep muscle mass. The drug is injected into the gluteus medius muscle, which is in the ventrogluteal site. Injection in the gluteus medius is less painful than injection in the vastus lateralis. The dorsogluteal site should be used only as a last resort because of potential damage to the sciatic nerve if the site is not chosen with precision. The scalp veins are never used for injections; they are used only as intravenous sites in infants. Question 37 1 out of 1 points A 6-month-old child has developed skin irritation due to an allergic reaction. He has been prescribed a topical skin ointment. The nurse will consider which of the following before administering the drug? Response Feedback: Compared to adult skin, infants' skin exhibits greater permeability. This can result in increased absorption, which may result in adverse effects that usually do not occur in the adult patient. The nurse must consider this fact before administering skin ointment. Infants have greater, not lesser, body surface area. Greater body surface area plus increased permeability results in increased absorption of topical agents. Infants tend to have a higher concentration of water in their bodies than do adults. Question 38 1 out of 1 points A nurse is administering drugs to a 10-year-old child who has multiple health problems. The child is underweight and is on a special diet. Which of the following will the nurse consider when planning for the best absorption of the prescribed drugs?
(Select all that apply.) Response Feedback:
- Fall '13
- Pharmacology, Adverse drug reaction