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Which is the most suitable option here? The patient is scheduled to have a pulmonary function test. Further instruction is needed when she states, "_________"



A. " I should use my atenolol right away before the test."
B. "I shouldn't smoke 6 hours beforehand."
C. "I should only breathe through my mouth."
D. "This test will help identify the cause of my shortness of breath."

This question is part of Medical Surgical Nursing: Respiratory Care
Asked by Frostanity, Last updated: Feb 10, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Sep 24, 2017

I believe you meant albuterol instead of atenolol. atenolol is enifiniately not a bronchodilator.

 

alisharoth

Alisharoth

Answered May 05, 2017

I thought that atenolol is a beta blocker and albuterol is a bronchodilator, please clarify confuse
 

John Adney

Atenolol is not a bronchodilator
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 19, 2016

" I should use my atenolol right away before the test."

Atenolol is a bronchodilator that must be withheld 4-6 hours before the procedure as to not skew the results
 

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