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The nurse on the cardiac unit is preparing to administer medications after receiving the morning change-of-shift report. Which medication should the nurse administer first?
A client has a continuously running peripheral infusion. The healthcare provider prescribes an antibiotic as a piggyback infusion four times per day. In order to administer the antibiotic, the nurse should do which of the following? Select all that apply.
The family of a home infusion client calls the home health nurse one night to report that the electronic infusion pump alarm is sounding. What should the nurse anticipate as the cause of the infusion pump alarming? Select all that apply.
A client is to receive a unit of packed red blood cells (PRBCs). The nurse and another nurse have confirmed that the correct blood for the client has been obtained from the blood bank. Immediately prior to starting the blood transfusion, what client assessment should the nurse make?
What nursing responsibilities will be included while caring for a client receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN)? Select all that apply.
Clients experiencing profound malnutrition may experience refeeding syndrome when first initiating total parenteral nutrition (TPN). What should the nurse do to determine if this occurs?
What should the nurse anticipate being included in the therapeutic plan of care for a postpartum client with subinvolution?
In which postpartum client should the nurse conclude that methylergonovine maleate is contraindicated?
The client is reporting vague dread; she is pacing and hyperventilating. Her jaw is clenched, and she is wringing her hands. What type of medication should the nurse conclude that this client needs?
What would be a priority clinical problem to address for a client taking zolpidem?
A client who has diabetes mellitus begins drug therapy with albuterol for exercise-induced asthma. Which follow-up finding should indicate to the nurse that the client is experiencing a side effect of this medication?
The nurse is teaching a client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) how to administer multiple medications by inhalation. Which statement by the client indicates an understanding of the instruction? Select all that apply.
Diltiazem is prescribed for a client with chronic, stable angina. Which statement by the client indicates to the clinic nurse that the client needs additional medication information?
A client with diabetes mellitus is newly diagnosed with hypertension. After learning that the client has a 15-year history of smoking one pack of cigarettes daily, the nurse would consult with the prescriber regarding which antihypertensive medication?
A client is receiving oxcarbazepine to control seizures. What statement by the client to the nurse indicates an understanding regarding administration of this medication?
A client with a history of seizures is admitted with partial occlusion of the left common carotid artery. The client has taken carbamazepine for 10 years. What is the most important nursing consideration when planning care for this client?
The client with congestive heart failure (CHF) is eating a 1-gram-sodium diet and will be having a potassium-sparing diuretic added to the medication regimen. Does the nurse prepare to conduct teaching about which medication is likely to be prescribed?
The home healthcare nurse is visiting an older adult client who is taking torsemide twice daily. Which statements made by the client indicate the need for further teaching? Select all that apply.