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Notify the health-care provider of dyspnea, fatigue, and cough.
Instruct the client to take the medication prior to going to bed.
Tell the client not to take the medication if the apical pulse is less than 60.
Explain that this medication may cause the stool to turn black.
The client receiving a calcium channel blocker who drank a full glass of water.
The client receiving a beta blocker who has a blood pressure of 96/70.
The client receiving a nitro glycerin patch who is complaining of a headache.
The client receiving an antiplatelet medication who has a platelet count of 33,000.
Instruct the client to not take any of the routine medications.
Inform the client an intravenous line will be started prior to the procedure.
Ask about any allergies to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
Explain that the client will be given sedatives prior to the procedure.
Do not use any laxatives containing mineral oil when taking folic acid.
The client should drink one glass of red wine daily to potentiate the medication.
This medication will help prevent spina bifida in the unborn child.
Notify the health-care provider if the client’s vision becomes blurry.
This medication increases glucose uptake in the skeletal muscles and adipose tissue.
This medication allows the carbohydrates to pass slowly through the large intestine.
This medication will decrease the hepatic production of glucose from stored glycogen.
This medication stimulates the beta cells to release more insulin into the bloodstream
Epinephrine, an adrenergic agonist, intravenous push.
Lidocaine, an antidysrhythmic, intravenous push.
Atropine, an antdysrhythmic, intravenous push.
Digoxin, a cardiac glycoside, intravenous push.
Instruct the client not to eat any type of tyramine-containing foods such as wines or cheeses.
Notify the health-care provider if the client becomes anxious or has an elevated temperature.
Encourage the client to take the medication with grapefruit juice.
Explain that tremors and sweating are initial expected side effects.
Continue to monitor the aminophylline drip.
Assess the client for nausea and restlessness.
Discontinue the aminophylline drip.
Notify the health-care provider immediately.
Misoprostol (Cytotec), a prostaglandin analog, to a 29-year-old male with an NSAID-produced ulcer.
Omeprazole (Prilosec), a proton-pump inhibitor, to a 68-year-old male with a duodenal ulcer.
Furosemide (Lasix), a loop diuretic, to a 56-year-old male with a potassium level of 3.0mEq/L.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol), a nonnarcotic analgesic to an 84 year old with a frontal headache.
Regular insulin sliding scale to an elderly client diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Methylprednisolone, a glucocorticoid, to a client diagnosed with lupus erythematous.
Morphine, a narcotic analgesic, to a client diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Etanercept, a biologic response modifier, to a client diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
The UAP uses nonsterile gloves to empty a client’s urinal.
The UAP is helping a client take OTC herbs brought from home.
The UAP provides a tube of moisture barrier cream to a client.
The UAP fills a client’s water pitcher with ice and water.
Shake the vial well prior to preparing the injection.
Apply a warm washcloth after administering the medication.
Discard any unused portion of the vial after withdrawing the correct dose.
Keep the medication vials in the freezer until preparing to administer.
The client has lost 5 pounds in the last month.
The client has trouble hearing low tones.
The client reports having a funny taste in the mouth.
The client is complaining about bleeding gums.
The client’s urine output is less than 30mL/hour.
The client’s has productive cough and clear lungs.
The client’s blood pressure is 110/70.
The client’s urine contains sediment.
It constricts the pupil, which causes the pupil to dilate in low light.
It dilates the pupil to reduce the production of aqueous humor.
It decreases production of aqueous humor but does not affect the eye.
It is used as adjunctive therapy primarily to reduce intraocular pressure.
Morphine sulfate, a narcotic analgesic, Q 4 hours ATC.
CBC and CMP (complete metabolic panel).
Hydrocodone (Vicodin), an opioid analgesic, Q 4 hours PRN.
Carisoprodol (Soma), a muscle relaxant, po, B.I.D.
Ibuprofen (Motrin), an NSAID, to a client diagnosed with back pain.
Morphine, an opioid analgesic, to a client with a “2” back pain on the pain scale.
Methocarbamo (Robaxin), a muscle relaxant, to a client with chronic back pain.
Propoxyphene (Darvon N), a narcotic, to a client with mild back pain.
Decongestants vasoconstrict the blood vessels, reducing nasal inflammation.
Decongestants decrease the immune system’s response to a virus.
Decongestants activate viral receptors in the body’s immune system.
Decongestants block the virus from binding to the epithelial cells of the nose.
The cardiotonic digoxin to the client diagnosed with CHF whose digoxin level is 1.9 mg/dL
The marcotice morphine IVP to the client who has pleurtice chest pain that is a “7” on a 1-10 pain scale.
The sodium channel blocker lidocaine to the client exhibiting two unifocal PVCs per minute.
The ACE inhibitor lisinopril (Vasotec) to the client diagnosed with HTN who has a B/P of 130/68.
The loop diuretic furosemide (Lasix) to the client with a serum potassium level of 4.2 mEq/L.
The osmotic dinretic mannitol (Osmitrol) to the client with a serum osmolality of 280 mOsm/kg.
The cardiac glycoside digoxin (Lanoxin) to the client with a digoxin level of 1.2 mg/dL.
The anticonvulsant phenytoin (Dilantin) to the client with a Dilantin level of 24 ug/mL.
Administer the medication undiluted in a 1-mL syringe.
Check the client’s potassium level.
Pinch off the intravenous tubing below the port
Inject the medication quickly and at a steady rate.
A client addicted to cocaine.
A client addicted heroin.
A client addicted to amphetamines.
A client addicted to alcohol.
Encourage the client to attend a smoking cessation support group.
Discuss tapering the number of cigarettes smoked daily.
Instruct the client to use varenicline (Chantix), a smoking cessation medication.
Explain that clonidine can be taken daily to help decrease withdrawal symptoms.
The 34-year-old client who is HIV positive.
The 84 year old client who has glaucoma
The 68-year-old client who has congestive heart failure.
The 16-year-old client who has cystic fibrosis.
“I really haven’t changed my diet, but I am taking my medication every day.”
“I am feeling good since my doctor told me my cholesterol level came down.”
“I am swimming at the local pool about three times a week for 30 minutes.”
“Since I have been taking this medication the swelling in my leg is better.”
Prednisone, a glucocorticoid, for a client diagnosed with chronic bronchitis.
Ceftriaxone (Rocephin), an intravenous antibiotic, an initial dose (ID).
Lactic acidophilus (Lactinex) to a client receiving IVPB antibiotics.
Cephalexin (Keflex) po, an antibiotic, to a client being discharged.
The white blood cell count is 15,000.
The hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are 13 g/dL and 39%
The blood glucose level is 138 mg/dL.
The creatinine level is 1.3 mg/dL
Administer oxygen 10 L/min via nasal cannula.
Administer and antianxiety medication.
Administer 1 amp of sodium bicarbonate IVP.
Administer 30 mL of an antacid.
Immediately see a social worker
Start prophylactic AZT treatment
Start prophylactic Pentamide treatment
Onset of pulmonary edema
Parkinson’s disease type symptoms
Green vegetables and liver
Yellow vegetables and red meat
Stop taking the drug and make an appointment to be seen next week.
Continue taking the drug and make an appointment to be seen next week.
Stop taking the drug and come to the clinic to be seen today.
Walk for at least 30 minutes and call if symptoms continue.
Call the patient by name
Read the name of the patient on the patient’s door
Check the patient’s wristband
Check the patient’s room number on the unit census list
Call the physician if she has any breathing difficulties.
Take it with meals so it doesn’t cause an upset stomach.
Not share the pills with anyone else
Take all of the medication prescribed even if the symptoms stop sooner.
Phenobarbitol, 150 mg hs
Amitriptylene (Elavil), 10 mg QID.
Valproic acid (Depakote), 150 mg BID
Phenytoin (Dilantin), 100 mg TID
Draw up and administer the dose
Shake the vial in an attempt to disperse the clumps
Draw the dose from a new vial
Warm the bottle under running water to dissolve the clump
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA)