Question 12 A nurse is caring for a patient who has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine (Synthroid) has been prescribed. Before the drug therapy is started, the nurse will assess for which of the following?
A) History of taking anticoagulant drugs
B) Allergy to seafood
D) The patient’s age
Question 13 A nurse is instructing a patient in the administration of regular insulin by the subcutaneous route. Which of the following strategies would the nurse suggest if the goal is to promote absorption of the regular insulin?
A) Rotate injection sites by using the arm one day, the stomach the next day, and the thigh the day after and then repeating the cycle
B) Select one injection site for regular insulin injections and use it exclusively
C) Administer the medication 30 to 60 minutes after a meal
D) Select one anatomic area for regular insulin injections and then use serial locations within that area.
Question 14 A nurse is caring for a male patient who has a spinal cord injury due to a motorcycle accident. He has been taking dantrolene (Dantrium) for 2 weeks. The nurse will monitor which of the following?
A) Prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time
B) Urine specific gravity
C) Alanine aminotransferase and total bilirubin levels
D) Follicle-stimulating hormone levels
Question 15 The nurse is conducting a medication reconciliation of a new resident of a long-term care facility. The nurse notes that the resident takes allopurinol on a daily basis for the treatment of gout. What is the primary purpose of this drug?
A) To balance urate concentration and prevent gout attacks
B) To promote the remodeling of damaged synovium
C) To potentiate the metabolism of dietary purines
D) To achieve pain relief in joints affected by gout
Question 16 A 33-year-old man has developed acute gouty arthritis. He has been prescribed colchicine. When developing a care plan for this patient, which factor will be most important for the nurse to consider?
A) Dietary habits
B) Work environment
C) Typical daily fluid intake
Question 17 During long-term desmopressin therapy in a 48-year-old woman, it will be most important for the nurse to assess which of the following?
A) The patient’s environment
B) The patient’s diet
C) The condition of the patient’s skin
D) The condition of the patient’s nasal passages