Question 9 A patient has been prescribed oral tetracycline. The nurse will instruct the patient to take the drug
A) on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking any meals or other drugs.
B) with a meal.
C) with milk or fruit juice.
D) at bedtime only.
Question 10 A 20-year-old female patient is receiving topical clindamycin for acne vulgaris. She develops a rash and urticaria along with severe itching where the medication is applied. The nurse will formulate which of the following nursing diagnoses for the patient?
B) Risk for Injury related to allergic reactions
C) Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements
D) Risk of Injury related to blood dyscrasia
drug therapy, including INH and rifampin. A priority assessment by the nurse will be to monitor which combination of laboratory test results?
A) Serum alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase, and bilirubin
B) Red blood count, white blood count, and differential
C) Thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyroxine, and triiodothyronine levels
D) Fasting blood sugar and 2-hour postprandial blood sugar
Question 12 An immunocompromised cancer patient has developed cryptococcal meningitis and been admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment with amphotericin B. How should the nurse most safely administer this drug?
A) Hang the drug by piggyback with lactated Ringer’s and infuse over several hours to minimize the risk of infusion reaction
B) Infuse the drug over 2 to 4 hours into a central line using an infusion pump
C) Flush the patient’s central line with normal saline and infuse the amphotericin B by intravenous push over 5 to 7 minutes.
D) Place the patient on a constant infusion of amphotericin B at a rate determined by the patient’s body weight.
Question 13 A nurse is aware that the concept of selective toxicity is foundational to antimicrobial therapy. Which of the following statements most accurately describes selective toxicity?
A) A drug harms microbes without harming human cells
B) A drug’s effect on microorganisms is proportionate to dose
C) Most microbes may be collected from a host and cultured on an alternative medium
D) A drug can be isolated and produced in a controlled manner in a laboratory setting
Question 14 An immunocompromised patient in a critical care setting has developed a respiratory infection that has been attributed to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The nurse should anticipate that the patient will require treatment with
D) an antistaphylococcic penicillin