Cardiac Medications

25 Questions  I  By Crochetangel
Cardiac medication use,action,dosage, patient teaching, points to remember,trade/generic names,administration and adverse effects.

  
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1.  When teaching the patient about the signs and symptoms of cardiac glycoside toxicity, the nurse shoud alert the patient to watch for:
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2.  During assessment of a patient who is receiving digoxin, which finding would indicate an increased possiblility of toxicity?
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3.  When monitoring a patient who is receiving an IV infusion of inamrinone, the nurse will look for which adverse effect?
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4.  When a patient is experiencing digitlalis toxicity, in which of the following situations would it be appropriate to treat with digoxin immune Fab(Digibind)?
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5.  Before beginning oral digoxin therapy, the nurse would note that which of the gollowing drugs would cause a decrease in the absorption of the digoxin if the two are taken together?
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6.  A patient with a rapid, irregualr heart rhythm is being treated in the ER with adenosine. During administration of this drug, the nurse should be prepared to monitor the patient for which effect?
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7.  When assessing a patient who has been taking amiodarone for 6 months, which adverse reaction might the nurse identify?
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8.  The nurse is assessing a patient who has been taking quinidine and asks about adverse effects. Adverse effects associated with the use of this drug include which of the following?
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D.
9.  A patient calls the family parctice office to report that he has seen his pills in his stools when he has a bowel movement What should be the nurse's response:
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10.  Which condition would be a caution for the use of the class 1 antidysrhythmic?
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11.  A patient has a new prescription for transdermal nitroglycerin patches. The nurse teaches the patient that these patches are most appropriately used for which of the following?
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12.  A nurse with adequate knowledge about the administration of IV nitroglycerin will recognize that which of the following statements is correct?
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13.  Which statement by the patient reflects the need for additional patient education about the CCB diltiazem(Cardizem)?
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14.  While assessing a patient with angina who is to start Beta Blocker therapy, the nurse is aware that the presence of which conition may be a problem if these drugs are used:
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15.  A 68 year old man has been taking the nitrate isosorbide dinitrate for 2 years for angina. He recently has been experiencing erectile dysfunction and wants a prescription for sildenafil(Viagra). Which response would the nurse most likely hear from the prescriber?
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16.  Which of the following adverse effects is of most concern for the older adult patient taking antihypertensive drugs
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17.  When giving antihypertensive drugs, the nurse must consider giving the first dose at bedtime for which of the following classes of drugs?
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18.  A 56 year old man started atihypertensive drug therapy 3 months earlier and is in the office for a follow-up visit. While the nurse iis taking his blood pressure, he informs the nurse that he has had some preoblems with sexual intercouse. Which of the following would be the most appropriate response by the nurse:
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19.  When a patient is being taught abouut the potential adverse effects of an ACE inhibitor, which of the following should be mentioned as possibley occurring when this drug is taken to treat hypertension
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20.  When applying a nitro patch it should placed on
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21.  An infant is admitted to the hospital with tetrology of falot. Which medication will be ordered:
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22.  A client with congestive heart failure is recieving digoxin. What is the desired effect:
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23.  An abrupt withdrawal of this medication can lead to cardiovascular collapse:
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24.  A patient has a new prescription for an adrenergic drug. During a review of the patient's list of current medications, which would cause concern about a posssible interaction with this new prescribtion:
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25.  A patient has a potassium level of 6.0 and a digoxin level of 3.0 What medication would the nurse be giving:
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