the nurse should advise the patient to

Question 32 A 45-year-old female patient is prescribed ciprofloxacin to treat a bronchial infection. A nursing assessment revealed that she started taking daily vitamin supplements about 2 years ago. To maximize the therapeutic effects of the ciprofloxacin therapy, the nurse should advise the patient to

A) take the vitamins at least 2 hours before or after taking ciprofloxacin
B) alternate the dosage of ciprofloxacin and vitamin supplements
C) reduce the dosage of vitamin supplements
D) reduce the dosage of vitamin supplements and double the dosage of ciprofloxacin

Question 33 A 7-year-old child has tonsillitis and is prescribed penicillin V, which is to be administered at home. The nurse will instruct the parents to administer the drug

A) with a sip of water 1 hour before mealtime
B) immediately before or with a meal
C) with a glass of water 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal
D) intravenously with the assistance of a home health nurse

Question 34 A 15-year-old patient has meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae. She is being treated with chloramphenicol. The most important nursing action for this patient would be to monitor

A) blood sugar levels daily
B) liver enzymes monthly
C) plasma concentrations regularly
D) urine output daily

Question 35 A 49-year-old farmer who normally enjoys good health has become seriously ill in recent days and the results of an extensive diagnostic work up have resulted in a diagnosis of histoplasmosis. The patient has been admitted to the hospital and has begun treatment with amphotericin B. The nurse who is providing care for the patient should prioritize which of the following diagnostic results during his course of treatment?

A) Electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine
B) Hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cells
C) PT, PTT, and platelets
D) C-reactive protein

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