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The charge nurse is teaching a newly licensed RN about expired medications.

Which of the following instructions should the nurse include in the teaching?
a. Flash the medication down the toilet
b. Return the medication to the pharmacy
c. Notify the provider about the expired medication
d. Place the medication back in the medication cart

The RN is planning to administer a controlled substance to a client who is experiencing pain. Which of the following actions should the RN plan to take first?
a. Compare the amount of medication available to the inventory record
b. Remove the medication from the medication dispensing cabinet
c. Document the administration of the medication
d. Identify the client two identifiers


The doctor realizes that they failed to administer a medication that was due 4 hr ago to a client. Which of the following actions should the doctor tell to the take first?
a. Determine factors that led to the omission
b. Assess the client for adverse reactions
c. File an incident report
d. Report the missed dosage to the client's provider


The RN is preparing to administer medications to a client and discovered error. The nurse should recognize that which of the following staff members is responsible for completing an incident report?
a. the nurse who identifies the error
b. The charge nurse
c. The quality improvement committee
d. The nurse who caused the error


The new RN is completing medication reconciliation for a client prior to their transfer to rehabilitation facility. Which of the following actions should the RN take?
a. Compare the current and newly prescribed medications and note any discrepancies
b. Review the adverse effects of the medication with the client
c. Send a list of the prescribed medications to the client pharmacy
d. include the medications the client received during surgery on the clients medication chart


The patient tell to the RN. "I forgot to tell the doctor I take albuterol for asthma" for which of the following medications should the nurse withhold the dose and notify the provider?
a. Pantoprazole
b. Isosorbide mononitrate
c. Montelukast
d. Propranolol 


The RN interviewing a client who reports a desire to quit smoking. Which of the following prescriptions should the nurse expect the provider to prescribe?
a. Naloxone
b. Bupropion
c. Melatonin
d. Alprazolam 

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