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1.  The nurse is administering a psychotropic drug to an elderly client who has history of benign prostatic hypertrophy. It is most important for the nurse to teach this client to:
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2.  A 45-year-old woman with a history of depression tells a nurse in her doctor’s office that she has difficulty with sexual arousal and is fearful that her husband will have an affair. Which of the following factors would the nurse identify as least significant in contributing to the client’s sexual difficulty?
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3.  Which neurotransmitter has been implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease? 
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4.  The nurse collecting family assessment data asks. “Who is in your family and where do they live?” which of the following is the nurse attempting o identify? 
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5.  According to the family systems theory, which of the following best describes the process of differentiation?
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6.  The nurse observes a client pacing in the hall. Which statement by the nurse may help the client recognize his anxiety? 
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7.  The nurse is working with a client with a somatoform disorder. Which client outcome goal would the nurse most likely establish in this situation? 
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8.  A client who abuses alcohol and cocaine tells a nurse that he only uses substances because of his stressful marriage and difficult job. Which defense mechanisms is this client using? 
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9.  Which nursing intervention is most appropriate for a client with anorexia nervosa during initial hospitalization on a behavioral therapy unit? 
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10.  Which of the following outcome criteria is appropriate for the client with dementia? 
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11.  A client with a bipolar disorder exhibits manic behavior. The nursing diagnosis is Disturbed thought processes related to difficulty concentrating, secondary to flight of ideas. Which of the following outcome criteria would indicate improvement in the client? 
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12.  A client taking the MAOI phenelzine (Nardil) tells the nurse that he routinely takes all of the medications listed below. Which medication would cause the nurse to express concern and therefore initiate further teaching? 
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13.  The nurse correctly teaches a client taking the benzodiazepine oxazepam (Serax) to avoid excessive intake of:
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