MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE
Pharmacokinetics: How the body handles drugs (across the lifespan)
Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion of Medications
a. Rapid absorption=faster onset.
b. Distribution depends on blood supply to body
1. A female
patient comes into the hospital weighing 126 pounds.
What is her weight in kilograms?
2. A baby
boy comes into the emergency room with a weight of 5.6
kilograms, what is his weight in pounds?
0.3 gm, IM is prescrib
Week 2 Practice Quiz: Chapter 2, 4, & 5
Pharmacokinetics _ is the study of the movement of
drugs through the body.
Movement of the drug depends on: ADME
o Absorption- movement of drug from site on
administrationacross body membran
Week 4 Review Questions
-Which factor is most important for the nurse to assess when evaluating the effectiveness
of a patients drug therapy?
o 1. Patients promise to comply with drug therapy
o 2. Patients satisfaction with the drug
o 3. Cost of the medic
Week 6 Review Questions
The client asks what can be expected from drug therapy for treatment of
parkinsonism. The best response by the nurse would be:
That a cure can be expected within six month
Week 7 Review Questions
o The nurse evaluates the effectiveness of drug therapy in a client with
hyperlipidemia. Effective therapy is best evidenced by which laboratory values?
1. HDL 45, LDL 175
2. HDL 35, LDL 130
3. HDL 45, LDL 160
4. HDL 40, LDL 90
MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE 2
1. Dicyclomine (Bentyl)
a. Anticholinergic drug that treats IBS.
2. Anticholinergic drugs (side effects) ATROPINE
a. Blocks parasympathethc NS effects on body.
b. Side effects: dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, increased HR
MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE 3
1. Amitriptyline (Elavil) a tricyclic antidepressant
2. Lithium (Eskalith)
a. Mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder.
b. Side effect: excessive loss of sodium.
c. Need salt in diet!
d. Toxicity symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea.
MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE 4
1. Fibric Acid drugs
a. Treats extremely high triglyceride levels.
b. More effective when combined with statins
c. Side effect: GI distress
d. Watch for signs of bleeding if patient is on anticoagulant.
a. Inhibits enzyme
Hospice and After Life Talk
After watching the video, I have learned many useful items about hospice and about the
way to talk with loved ones about death. One interesting point that I learned was that 2.4
million people die every year. Of those 2.4 milli