Common Anti-anginals & Anti-arrhythmics

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Drug Quizzes & Trivia

Isosorbide Dinitrate, Isosorbide Mononitrate, Nitroglycerin, Amiodarone, Lidocaine, Procainamide, Quinidine, Sotalol.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your client has an arrhythmia that needs to be suppressed. Your client has a 2nd degree heart block. It's okay to give him/her Pronestyl (procainamide).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Quinidine is for prophylactic management of angina pectoris.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Your client is taking nitroglycerin; What position should they be in when they take this medication?
    • A. 

      Standing

    • B. 

      Sitting

    • C. 

      Reclining

    • D. 

      B or C

  • 4. 
    Your client is a weekend athlete suffering from muscle aches and he loves the hot tub. He's taking nitroglycerin, so it's okay for him to soak, right?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Your client, the weekend athlete, is an amorous person, and he's thinking about taking some Viagra this weekend. He's on lidocaine, so it's okay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which drug am I? I am used for ventricular fibrillation. You have to check your client's apical pulse; You have to assess lung sounds for rales, crackles, pleural friction rub; You have to assess for liver function -- increased AST/ALT, jaundice, clay-colored stools; Your client should avoid grapefruit juice; Your client may become photosensitive; Your client may turn blue; Your client should report any neuro problems -- blurry eyes, numbing, tingling; I am an ACLS drug. Which drug am I?
    • A. 

      Isosorbide dinitritate

    • B. 

      Lidocaine

    • C. 

      Amiodarone

    • D. 

      Quinidine

  • 7. 
    Your client, a student, is having a routine visit. She has a big exam coming up and she tells you that she's about to spend some time at the Starbucks to study for her big exam. She's on procainamide. You advise her to go ahead and make sure she drinks plenty of coffee to keep her strength up - True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Your adult client is taking quinidine for malaria; and coincidentally, she's also taking it to prevent recurrent ventricular arrhythmias. She has got these symptoms: Abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, bradycardia, and other arrhythmias. What do these side effects mean?
    • A. 

      She's just super stressed out.

    • B. 

      She ate something bad.

    • C. 

      She's got digitoxicity.

    • D. 

      She's a hypochondriac.

  • 9. 
    Which drug am I? I am taken for management of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and unresponsive cardioversions. I block the stimulation of adrenergic sites. You have to HOLD for pulse of < 60, SBP < 100, DBP < 60. Use caution in clients who have asthma. Clients should not stop taking me so abruptly because I can cause a rebound tachycardia. I can mask early signs of hypoglycemia in clients with diabetes -- they can't even tell that their blood sugar is dropping.
    • A. 

      Isosorbide mononitrate

    • B. 

      Nitroglycerin

    • C. 

      Lidocaine

    • D. 

      Sotalol

  • 10. 
    Your client is taking lidocaine for his ventricular arrhythmia. Which nursing implication(s) are you aware of?
    • A. 

      Causes double vision

    • B. 

      Causes tinnitus

    • C. 

      Causes respiratory depression

    • D. 

      All of the above

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