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NURS 6521N Midterm Exam advanced pharmacology Question 1 1 out of 1 points A nurse works in a private hospital and needs to administer some narcotic drugs to one of her patients. Which of the foll... owing should the nurse consider when administering narcotics to patients in a hospital setting? Selected Answer: Narcotics to be used in the hospital are dispensed only with a written prescription.  Question 2 1 out of 1 points A patient has been receiving regular doses of an agonist for 2 weeks. Which of the following should the nurse anticipate? Selected Answer: The drug will decrease in effectiveness  Question 3 1 out of 1 points A nurse is creating a plan of care for a 68-year-old woman with a recent diagnosis of unstable angina and new prescription for nitroglycerin. Which of the following nursing diagnoses should the nurse prioritize in the planning of this patient's care? Selected Answer: Acute Pain, Headache, related to adverse effects of drug therapy  Question 4 1 out of 1 points A nurse is caring for a patient who abuses marijuana. The treatment for marijuana abuse consists mainly of Selected Answer: nonpharmacologic interventions combined with an exercise program.  Question 5 1 out of 1 points A nurse is caring for a patient who is in severe pain and is receiving an opioid analgesic. Which of the following would be the nurse's priority assessments? Selected Answer: Pain intensity, respiratory rate, and level of consciousness  Question 6 1 out of 1 points A patient has been prescribed an oral drug that is known to have a high firstpass effect. Which of the following measures has the potential to increase the amount of the free drug that is available to body cells? Selected Administering the drug intravenously rather than Answer: orally  Question 7 1 out of 1 points A nurse is providing a patient with a list of drugs as a part of the patient's plan of care. Which of the following drug nomenclatures should the nurse use to list the drugs? Selected Answer: The drugs' generic names  Question 8 1 out of 1 points Federal legislation dictates a lengthy and rigorous process of testing for new drugs. What is the primary purpose of this testing process? Selected Answer: To ensure the safety of the public  Question 9 1 out of 1 points During a clinic visit, a patient complains of having frequent muscle cramps in her legs. The nurse's assessment reveals that the patient has been taking over-thecounter laxatives for the past 7 years. The nurse informed the patient that prolonged use of laxatives Selected Answer: may cause nutrient deficiencies. [Show More]

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