Which of the following would be most important for the nurse to monitor?

The nurse will instruct the patient to take the drug
June 18, 2019
The nurse will inform the patient that she will need to take the capsule
June 18, 2019

Question 15 Laboratory testing has confirmed that a patient has chloroquine-resistant malaria and the patient’s physician has prescribed quinine along with an adjunctive drug. The nurse should question the physician’s order if the patient has a history of

A) osteoporosis or low bone density
B) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
C) diabetes mellitus
D) cardiac arrhythmias

Question 16 A 46-year-old man is receiving a quinupristin/dalfopristin IV infusion for a life-threatening infection. Which of the following would be most important for the nurse to monitor?

A) Increased heart rate
B) Breathlessness
C) Infiltration, edema, or phlebitis at the infusion site
D) Nausea and vomiting

Question 17 A patient with AIDS has developed a number of secondary infections in recent weeks, including Kaposi’s sarcoma. As a result of this most recent diagnosis, his care team has opted to begin treatment with interferon alfa-2a. The nurse is aware that this drug will address the etiology of Kaposi sarcoma by

A) inhibiting tumor growth by enhancing inflammation
B) potentiating the effects of phagocytes and macrophages
C) causing mutations in the DNA of cancerous cells
D) increasing the production of B cells and T cells

Question 18 Sulconazole has been prescribed for a patient with tinea pedis. The nurse will instruct the patient to use the topical agent

A) once a day
B) twice a day
C) three times a day
D) as needed

Question 19 Which of the following is critical to helping prevent development of resistant strains of microbes in patients?

A) Limit the exposure of bacteria to an antimicrobial agent
B) Keep the antimicrobial drug dosage high
C) Maintain the optimum duration of the antimicrobial agent
D) Maintain the maximum safe frequency of antimicrobial drug ingestion

Question 20 Which of the following nursing actions is most important in achieving successful antimicrobial therapy with vancomycin?

A) Provide maximum physical comfort to the patient
B) Monitor serum drug level
C) Taper down the drug dosage gradually
D) Promote adequate intake of fluids and nutrients


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