NCLEX Pharmacology Quiz 47 Cardiovascular Medications

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  • 1. 
    A nurse is providing instructions to a client who is receiving warfarin sodium (Coumadin). Which statement made by the client indicates the need for further instruction?
    • A. 

      “I will observe the color of my urine and stool”.

    • B. 

      “I will take Ecotrin (Enteric coated aspirin) for my headaches”.

    • C. 

      “I will avoid drinking alcohol”.

    • D. 

      “I will take the medicine daily at the same time”.

  • 2. 
    A nurse is caring for a client receiving a heparin intravenous (IV) infusion. The nurse expects that which of the following laboratory will be prescribed to monitor the therapeutic effect of heparin?
    • A. 

      Prothrombin time (PT).

    • B. 

      Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT).

    • C. 

      Hematocrit (Hgb).

    • D. 

      Hemoglobin (Hct).

  • 3. 
    A client with atrial fibrillation is receiving a continuous heparin infusion at 1.000 units/hr. The nurse observes that the client is receiving the therapeutic effect based on which of the following results?
    • A. 

      Activated partial thromboplastin time of 30 seconds.

    • B. 

      Activated partial thromboplastin time of 60 seconds.

    • C. 

      Activated partial thromboplastin time of 120 seconds.

    • D. 

      Activated partial thromboplastin time of 15 seconds.

  • 4. 
    A client is receiving intravenous heparin therapy. The nurse ensures the availability in which of the following medication?
    • A. 

      Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst).

    • B. 

      Calcium gluconate.

    • C. 

      Vitamin K (Mephyton).

    • D. 

      Protamine sulfate.

  • 5. 
    A client is receiving a continuous infusion of streptokinase (Streptase). The client suddenly complaints of a difficulty of breathing. itchiness. and nausea.  Which of the following should be the priority action of the nurse?
    • A. 

      Stop the infusion and notify the physician.

    • B. 

      Administer protamine sulfate and provide oxygen therapy.

    • C. 

      Administer antihistamine then continue the infusion.

    • D. 

      Slow the infusion and administer oxygen.

  • 6. 
    A client with deep vein thrombosis is receiving Streptokinase (Streptase). The nurse would notify the physician if which of the following assessment is noted?
    • A. 

      A temperature of 99.2° Fahrenheit.

    • B. 

      A pulse rate of 99 beats per minute.

    • C. 

      A respiratory rate of 25 breaths per minute.

    • D. 

      A blood pressure of 185/110 mm Hg.

  • 7. 
    A client who is receiving streptokinase therapy suddenly had a nose bleeding. The nurse ensures the availability in which of the following medication?
    • A. 

      Vitamin K (Mephyton).

    • B. 

      Deferoxamine (Desferal).

    • C. 

      Aminocaproic acid (Amicar).

    • D. 

      Diphenhydramine (Benadryl).

  • 8. 
    A nurse is providing health teachings regarding antiplatelet medications. Which of the following is not true regarding the use of this medication?
    • A. 

      Antiplatelet medication inhibits the aggregation of platelets in the clotting process. thereby prolonging bleeding time.

    • B. 

      Antiplatelet medications cannot be used with anticoagulants.

    • C. 

      Take the medication with food to prevent gastrointestinal upset.

    • D. 

      A routine bleeding time is monitored during the therapy.

  • 9. 
    A client is receiving Procainamide (Procanbid) for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmia. The client suddenly complains of nausea and drowsiness. Which of the intervention should the nurse do first?
    • A. 

      Check the blood pressure and heart rate.

    • B. 

      Do a 12-lead electrocardiogram right away.

    • C. 

      Measure the heart rate on the rhythm strip.

    • D. 

      Give hydralazine (Apresoline) per orem.

  • 10. 
    A client with myocardial infarction is receiving tissue plasminogen activator. alteplase (Activase. tPA). While on the therapy. the nurse plans to prioritize which of the following?
    • A. 

      Observe for neurological changes.

    • B. 

      Monitor for any signs of renal failure.

    • C. 

      Check the food diary.

    • D. 

      Observe for signs of bleeding.

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