Quiz: Chapter 06 Lifespan Of Children!

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  • 1. 
    Your patient, age 14 months, is to receive penicillin V. She weighs 11.9 kg. The order reads: administer 50 mg/kg in 4 divided doses. Using the body weight method, how much penicillin V will you give this patient in one dose?
    • A. 

      595 mg

    • B. 

      150 mg

    • C. 

      100 mg

    • D. 

      1 gram

  • 2. 
    A patient has 3 children: two boys ages 5 and 8 years, and a daughter age 9 months. All of the children have been prescribed hydrocortisone cream for heat rash. Which of the following instructions is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Apply the same amount of hydrocortisone cream for all the children

    • B. 

      Use less of the hydrocortisone for the boys.

    • C. 

      Use less of the hydrocortisone cream for the girl

    • D. 

      Do not use any of the cream for any of the children

  • 3. 
    The use of water-soluble drugs in children may result in an increased risk for
    • A. 

      Toxicity

    • B. 

      Rapid elimination of drugs

    • C. 

      Subtheraputic levels of drugs

    • D. 

      Enhanced pharmacodynamics

  • 4. 
    Your patient, age 4 years, is hospitalized with appendicitis. Which of the following should be done to reduce this patient's anxiety about receiving an intramuscular injection?
    • A. 

      Use parents to restrain child when giving an injeciton

    • B. 

      Explain the pharmacodynamics of each drug and the rationale for therapy

    • C. 

      Tell the patient she will be a "good girl" if she allows you to administer her medications

    • D. 

      Demonstrate drug therapy to the patient using a rag doll

  • 5. 
    You are going to administer multivitamin drops to an infant. You should
    • A. 

      Use a calibrated measuring cup to measure the dose

    • B. 

      Mix the measured dose into the infant's formula

    • C. 

      Explain the rationale for the drug to gain the child's cooperation

    • D. 

      Gently squeeze the infant's mouth open and place the drops in the buccal pouch

  • 6. 
    When administering drug therapy to an adolescent, the nurse should
    • A. 

      Direct all questions to the parents

    • B. 

      Provide stickers and prizes for taking drug therapy

    • C. 

      Offer explanations and teaching directly to the patient

    • D. 

      Maintain tight control over all aspects of drug administration

  • 7. 
    Which of the following nursing actions would be most significant when administering medication to the pediatric patient?
    • A. 

      Take the blood pressure and pulse

    • B. 

      Weigh the child

    • C. 

      Check the most recent lab results

    • D. 

      Mix the medication in applesauce to mask the taste

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