NCLEX Pharmacology Quiz 14 Cardiovascular Drugs

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Cardiovascular Drug Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Digoxin (Lanoxin)

    • B. 

      Quinidine (Cardioquin)

    • C. 

      Disopyramide (Norpace)

    • D. 

      Procainamide (Pronestyl)

  • 2. 
    Which of the following ECG findings alerts the nurse that the client needs an antiarrhythmic?
    • A. 

      Normal sinus rhythm

    • B. 

      Sinus bradycardia

    • C. 

      Sinus arrhythmia

    • D. 

      Frequent ventricular ectopy

  • 3. 
    When administering an antiarrhythmic agent. which of the following assessment parameters is the most important for the nurse to evaluate?
    • A. 

      ECG

    • B. 

      Pulse rate

    • C. 

      Respiratory rate

    • D. 

      Blood pressure

  • 4. 
    Which of the following blood tests will tell the nurse that an adequate amount of drug is present in the blood to prevent arrhythmias?
    • A. 

      Serum chemistries

    • B. 

      Complete blood counts

    • C. 

      Drug levels

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following drugs should be used only in situations in which the client can be very closely monitored. such as a critical care unit?
    • A. 

      Bretylium (Bretylol)

    • B. 

      Digoxin (Lanoxin)

    • C. 

      Quinidine (Cardioquin)

    • D. 

      Inderal (Propranolol)

  • 6. 
    The most toxic antiarrhythmic agent is:
    • A. 

      Digoxin (Lanoxin)

    • B. 

      Lidocaine (Xylocaine)

    • C. 

      Amiodarone (Cordarone)

    • D. 

      Quinidine (Cardioquin)

  • 7. 
    Epinephrine is used to treat cardiac arrest and status asthmaticus because of which of the following actions?
    • A. 

      Increased speed of conduction and gluconeogenesis

    • B. 

      Bronchodilation and increased heart rate. contractility. and conduction

    • C. 

      Increased vasodilation and enhanced myocardial contractility

    • D. 

      Bronchoconstriction and increased heart rate

  • 8. 
    Following norepinephrine (Levophed) administration. it is essential to the nurse to assess:
    • A. 

      Electrolyte status

    • B. 

      Color and temperature of toes and fingers

    • C. 

      Capillary refill

    • D. 

      Ventricular arrhythmias

  • 9. 
    Norepinephrine (Levophed) is contraindicated in which of the following conditions?
    • A. 

      Hypovolemic shock

    • B. 

      Neurogenic shock

    • C. 

      Blood pressures above 80-100 mmHg (systolic)

    • D. 

      Decreased renal perfusion

  • 10. 
    When administering dopamine (Intropin). it is most important for the nurse to know that:
    • A. 

      The drug’s action varies according to the dose.

    • B. 

      The drug may be used instead of fluid replacement.

    • C. 

      The drug cannot be directly mixed in solutions containing bicarbonate or aminophylline.

    • D. 

      The lowest dose to produce the desired effect should be used.

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