NCLEX Pharmacology Quiz 10 (10 Items)

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NCLEX Pharmacology Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    A neighbor tells nurse Maureen he has to have surgery and is reluctant to have any blood product transfusions because of a fear of contracting an infection. He asks the nurse what are his options. The nurse teaches the person that the safest blood product is:
    • A. 

      An allogeneic product.

    • B. 

      A directed donation product.

    • C. 

      An autologous product.

    • D. 

      A cross-matched product.

  • 2. 
    A severely immunocompromised female patient requires a blood transfusion. To prevent GVHD. the physician will order:
    • A. 

      Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (Benadryl).

    • B. 

      The transfusion to be administered slowly over several hours.

    • C. 

      Irradiation of the donor blood.

    • D. 

      Acetaminophen (Tylenol).

  • 3. 
    Louie who is to receive a blood transfusion asks the nurse what is the most common type of infection he could receive from the transfusion. The nurse teaches him that approximately 1 in 250.000 patients contract:
    • A. 

      Human immunodeficiency disease (HIV).

    • B. 

      Hepatitis C infection.

    • C. 

      Hepatitis B infection.

    • D. 

      West Nile viral disease.

  • 4. 
    A male patient with blood type AB. Rh factor positive needs a blood transfusion. The Transfusion Service (blood bank) sends type O. Rh factor negative blood to the unit for the nurse to infuse into this patient. The nurse knows that:
    • A. 

      This donor blood is incompatible with the patient’s blood.

    • B. 

      Premedicating the patient with diphenhydramine hydrochloride (Benadryl) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) will prevent any transfusion reactions or side effects.

    • C. 

      This is a compatible match.

    • D. 

      The patient is at minimal risk receiving this product since it is the first time he has been transfused with type O. Rh negative blooD.

  • 5. 
    Dr. Rodriguez orders 250 milliliters of packed red blood cells (RBC) for a patient. This therapy is administered for treatment of:
    • A. 

      Thrombocytopenia.

    • B. 

      Anemia.

    • C. 

      Leukopenia.

    • D. 

      Hypoalbuminemia.

  • 6. 
    A female patient needs a whole blood transfusion. In order for transfusion services (the blood bank) to prepare the correct product a sample of the patient’s blood must be obtained for:
    • A. 

      A complete blood count and differential.

    • B. 

      A blood type and crossmatch.

    • C. 

      A blood culture and sensitivity.

    • D. 

      A blood type and antibody screen.

  • 7. 
    A male patient needs to receive a unit of whole blooD. What type of intravenous (IV) device should the nurse consider starting?
    • A. 

      A small catheter to decrease patient discomfort

    • B. 

      The type of IV device the patient has had in the past. which worked well

    • C. 

      A large bore catheter

    • D. 

      The type of device the physician prefers

  • 8. 
    Dr. Smith orders a gram of human salt poor albumin product for a patient. The product is available in a 50 milliliter vial with a concentration of 25 percent. What dosage will the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      The nurse should use the entire 50 milliliter vial.

    • B. 

      The nurse should determine the volume to administer from the physician.

    • C. 

      This concentration of product should not be used.

    • D. 

      The nurse will administer 4 milliliters.

  • 9. 
    Central venous access devices (CVADs) are frequently utilized to administer chemotherapy. What is a distinct advantage of using the CVAD for chemotherapeutic agent administration?
    • A. 

      CVADs are less expensive than a peripheral IV.

    • B. 

      Once a week administration is possible.

    • C. 

      Caustic agents in small veins can be avoided.

    • D. 

      The patient or his family can administer the drug at home.

  • 10. 
    A female patient’s central venous access device (CVAD) becomes infecteD. Why would the physician order antibiotics to be given through the line rather than through a peripheral IV line?
    • A. 

      To prevent infiltration of the peripheral line

    • B. 

      To reduce the pain and discomfort associated with antibiotic administration in a small vein

    • C. 

      To lessen the chance of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic

    • D. 

      To attempt to sterilize the catheter and prevent having to remove it

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