The answer to this is letter D. Digoxin is known to be a drug that can be used to treat those with heart conditions. This is also used for people who are suffering from irregular heart rhythm. There is a certain amount that can still make this effective for people. This should be measured carefully to ensure that the patient will just get the proper amount to make it therapeutic.
By doing this, the nurse will lessen the possibility of the patient experiencing possible problems. Those who suffer from digoxin toxicity will probably experience confusion, irregular pulse, vision changes, and so much more. These things should be noted by the nurse immediately.
Nurses often experience patients who are not compliant with the methods or rules that the nurses lay out for them. When they advise or tell their patients to do something, sometimes they will get disgruntled patients who will not follow the nurse’s request. They may feel bad or angry and that causes them to refuse to do what the nurse says.
If a nurse is teaching the patient how to take their medication at certain times of the day, they will need to create a schedule for them. However, the patient may feel that they either don’t want to take the medication or it is too difficult to take the medication at different times of the day. The nurse then needs to create the simplest possible medication schedule.
In the situation where a client requests his medication at 9 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. so that he can go to sleep earlier, the nurse would need to use an independent intervention, which is answer choice D. All of the options are types of interventions that nurses may experience during their career, but each have different situations where they are appropriate.
For example, a situation where a nurse would need to use interdependent intervention is when they have to ask a doctor for help, like if the patient is experiencing side effects from the medication.
Rheumatic fever is a disease that is caused by having strep throat. The symptoms include having pain in the joints, fever and muscle twitches or movements. Many parts of the body are affected by rheumatic fever including the skin, joints, brain and heart. One way to treat rheumatic fever is to get rest and take penicillin.
This medication is usually taken if someone has strep throat so that it will prevent someone from getting rheumatic fever. If a nurse is preparing to discharge a child who has rheumatic fever, the physician may order for the nurse to prescribe medication so that the fever will not occur again. The medication should be an antibiotic in order to prevent the recurrence of rheumatic fever.
Myocardial ischemia is a term referring to the lack or decrease of blood flowing to the heart. This causes the heart to not get enough oxygen that it should or is used to. After having myocardial ischemia, this could lead to heart problems, and even a blockage which could cause a heart attack. If you have this disease, then you may feel pain in your arm, shoulder, neck or jaw. You also will feel tired and sick to you stomach.
Catecholamines are produced in the body and are part of the amino acids in the body. The medication that protects the ischemic myocardium by blocking catecholamines and sympathetic nerve stimulation is beta adrenergic blockers. Otherwise, you risk the chance of having a heart attack.
Pharmacies will not fill a prescription unless the physician has signed it. This is because some people who are addicted to drugs will try to get prescriptions filled by faking a signature. This means that they have written the physician’s signature and trying to pass it off as the doctor’s even though it is their own.
However, pharmacies may begin to identify and recognize certain physician’s signatures for their prescriptions because they receive that doctor’s prescriptions often due to their location to that doctor’s office or even their proximity to a hospital.
Therefore, if you want a medication order, you must have a doctor’s signature among other things including the patient’s name, date and instructions about how many pills should be taken and how often.
A one-time order is a medication order given one time to a patient such as STAT or now an order. This order type displays for a fixed length of time on the VDL, as defined by the order start and stop date/time or until it is given.
If given medication three times a day, this means you should take the proper dose three times during your working hours, with several hours between doses. This order type displays for a fixed length of time on the VDL, as defined by the start and stop date and time.
If you have high blood pressure, that means that your blood pumps faster through the heart at a quicker pace than what is considered to be normal. If this is the case, then you should go to your doctor in order for him to prescribe you beta blockers or beta-adrenergic blockers. This medicine decreases your blood pressure back to a normal or less than what it was.
This, in turn, means that it will reduce the number of heart beats per minute. It will also reduce the force or pressure it takes the heart to pump blood. If a person who was on beta blockers all of a sudden decides to stop taking his medication, the nurse may know this by his irregular pulse.
The answer to this is C. There are some people who are suffering from chronic pain and they just feel uncomfortable all the time. Instead of letting them suffer because of what they are feeling, it is best if they would be provided with medications that will help ease their pain a bit. Certain medications can allow the blood to become almost therapeutic which means that the pain will be dulled considerably.
The lesser amount of pain that the person feels, the better. A cannot be the answer because these medications are only being used up to moderate pain and cannot be used for severe pain. Drugs that are administered through the IV will not work immediately and D is a false statement.
The answer is B, paternalism. The moral principle is a nurse applying when she decides what is best for a client and acts without consulting the individual is called paternalism. Of course, if a patient is able to make his.her own choices then the nurses and doctors will have to follow what the patient wants, even if they disagree with their decisions.
It is actually illegal to perform medical procedures that the patient did not agree to. This situation would only happen if the patient was unable to decide for themselves like if they are in a coma and the medical staff has to do what they think is best for the treatment of the patient.