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What should be the nurse's response? The nurse prepares a patient for a cesarean section. The patient says that she had major surgery several years ago and asks if she will receive a similar "shot" before surgery. The nurse's response should be based on an understanding that the preoperative medication given before a cesarean section.



A. It contains a lower overall dosage of medication than is given before general surgery.
B. It contains lower amounts of sedatives and hypnotics than are given before general surgery.
C. It contains lower amounts of narcotics than are given before general surgery.
D. It contains medications similar in type and dosages to those given before general surgery.

This question is part of NCLEX-RN 150 Practice Questions
Asked by Solomon kowo, Last updated: Nov 11, 2019

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solomon kowo

Solomon kowo

Answered on Nov 10, 2019

Contain lower dosage of medication.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Aug 11, 2017

Contains lower amounts of narcotics than are given before general surgery.

Strategy: Think about the action of the medications. (1) decreased dosage of narcotics are used (2) dosages of sedatives and hypnotics will be similar (3) correctdecreased so that less narcotic crosses the placental barrier, causing respiratory depression in the infant (4) dosages of narcotics are reduced
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