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The answer is C. When a nurse is treating a patient who is receiving Lidocaine, the most relevant factor to the administration is to pay attention to signs of runs of ventricular tachycardia on a cardiac monitor. Sometimes, Lidocaine can be prescribed to the patients in IV form who still are experiencing uncontrolled arrhythmias after trying oral medication.

While any increase in systemic blood pressure or intracranial pressure is important, they are not as important as C. The option A is also important, but again, comes secondary to answer choice C. These are important things to know if you are studying to become a nurse.

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The answer to this is the letter C. It is best that the nurse will get the proper knowledge from the handbook that will detail all of the things that the nurse has to know. The handbook includes vital information about how it will be administered, the proper dosage depending on the patient’s condition, and the possible effects that the patient might feel when given this medication.

The nurse will also find out more details about how he/she should care for the patient more. It will also help to ask another person who is familiar with the drug but knowing the details first-hand will give the nurse vital knowledge that can be used later on.

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The answer to this question is answer choice A. Having an organized stock system can help with many different things including having an easier time remembering where new medications are kept. The biggest issue that a properly organized stock system helps with is that a nurse can implement any orders for medication quicker than if there were not an established system in place.

There are still a variety of errors and issues that can happen that a floor stock system will not be able to fix, but it helps solve part of the problem.

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Correct answer option B - discarding the catherter in a trash container.

The graduate nurse should not dispose the catherter in a trash container rather she should dispose the removed catheter in a sharp trash container.

The length of the removed catheter must be measured and compared to the documented length of the inserted catheter, this is to confirm that the entire catheter has been removed. Flushing the PICC before removing the catheter is necessary to confirm that nothing is wrong with the catheter. Applying a dressing over a site and leaving it in place for 24 hours is necessary when planning to remove a PICC.

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The answer to this is C. Drugs that are administered through this route may have a high possibility of not being absorbed properly by the body which means that the drugs will not work the way that they should. Take note that as long as it would be administered correctly, rectal tears should not be a concern of nurses who would be administering these drugs.

A and B may possibly occur but these situations can happen whether or not the drugs are administered rectally. The drugs can be injected and the results will be the same. This leaves C as the best answer for this question.

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Plasma osmolality is considered to be a measurement of the balance between the electrolytes in the body and the amount of water in the system. Intracellular refers to something being inside the cells. Serum usually refers to blood so the serum osmolarity refers to the measurement of blood to water in the system.

If a solution is needed to raise the amount of blood per water and it wants to pull the fluid from the intracellular and instrasitial compartments, then it will need a certain solution to make it go to the intravascular compartments. This solution is known as the hypertonic which this solution would have more solutes than any other solution which refers to its concentration regarding to solute.

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Glipizide and Metformin are both oral medications used in the treatment of diabetes especially type 2. The two drugs are used in reducing the amount of glucose in the blood. The main difference between Glipizide and Metformin is basically on how the two drugs achieve their functions. Metformin is an oral drug which helps in reducing the amount of glucose in the blood. It does this by reducing the amount of glucose you get from your foods and also lowering the amount of glucose processed by the liver.


While Glipizide is also an anti-diabetic drug. Glipizide helps in lowering the blood sugar by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreases. And when there is a good level of insulin in the body, it helps reduce the amount of glucose in the blood. The two drugs are also different in their side effects. Glipizide causes hives, blisters, jittery feeling and dizziness while Metformin causes diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and heartache.

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T. Lopez

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Penicillin and Cyclosporine are two different names for different drugs. There is no other similarities between them aside the fact that they are both medications. This shows, there are a lot of differences between them. Penicillin is a common antibiotic drug which is most times used in treating infections. It can be used to treat different cases of infections; rheumatic fever, scarlet fever and other types of fever can be treated by using penicillin. Infections caused by bacteria can be cured with penicillin.

Patients are usually advised to use 125-250 mg of penicillin after every 9 hours for 10 days. Cyclosporine, on the other hand, is mostly used during organ transplant to reduce the power of the immune system of the body, so there won't be any form of problem or complication during the operation. It is used during organ transplant like liver transplants and kidney transplants. Always stick to your doctor's prescription because, cyclosporine usually comes with a serious side effects.

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B. Wright

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Some people are a bit confused with cornstarch and flour because they somehow look the same. They also have almost the same calories for serving with cornstarch having just a few more calories as compared to flour. The main difference between the two is their starchiness. Flour can often be used to thicken sauces, but cornstarch will have more power to thicken sauces more.

Cornstarch comes from the heart of the corn while flour comes from wheat. This is another difference between the two. There are times when people would substitute one for the other. This is possible as long as you know the right ratio to use.

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B. Wright

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There are so many drugs available for pain-reliever and the treatment of other related health condition. Examples of these drugs are aspirin and NSAIDs. Just like there are narcotic made drugs that are used in the pain level in the body, aspirin and NSAID are perfect examples of non-narcotic drugs. We can just assume that both aspirin and NSAID are the same, but the only difference is that aspirin is just an example of different NSAIDs available. NSAIDs means Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs.

Just like other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin is used in the treatment of fever, inflammation and pains in the body. As we can all see 'anti-inflammatory' as part of the terms constituting its name, it means, it is an important drug in the treatment of inflammation in the body. It is used also for blood clotting, injuries etc. The use of aspirin and NSAIDs sometimes come with little side effects like nausea, ulceration and cramping etc.

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