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Core Concepts in Pharmacology

Nursing

Quiz 27 :

Drugs for Bacterial Infections

Quiz 27 :

Drugs for Bacterial Infections

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The nurse is caring for a client who is diagnosed with a highly virulent organism.The client's family asks what this means.What is the nurse's best response?
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A

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Which term is used to describe the stain of bacteria?
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C

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The nurse is caring for a client who is prescribed a bacteriostatic medication.Which explanation by the nurse about these medications is most appropriate?
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D

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The client has been prescribed cefotaxime (Claforan).Which infections does the nurse anticipate this client to have? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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Which of the statements is not correct regarding cephalosporins?
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A client has been prescribed penicillin (penicillin G).Which serious adverse effect will the nurse monitor for upon assessment?
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The nurse is instructing a client who has been prescribed tetracycline (Sumycin).What should the nurse advise this client to avoid while taking this medication?
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The nurse is caring for a client with a bacterial infection.The nurse is explaining this type of infection to the family.The nurse states that bacteria are described and classified by which methods? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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A client enters the emergency department with suspected exposure to anthrax.The physician confirms this suspicion and orders the client an antibiotic.Which medication would the nurse expect the physician to order?
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The nurse is preparing discharge instructions for a client who will be taking penicillin G.The client tells the nurse she is also taking birth control pills.What is the nurse's best response?
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The nurse is caring for a client who is diagnosed with a superinfection.What signs and symptoms does the nurse expect upon assessment of the client? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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The nurse is admitting a client to the acute care floor.While obtaining the history,the client tells the nurse they are allergic to penicillin.Which medication,if ordered by the prescriber,would be safe for this client?
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A sputum culture has been collected and sent for culture and sensitivity.The physician orders a broad-spectrum antibiotic.What is the reason this medication is ordered?
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The client asks the nurse how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.What should the nurse include in the response? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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The nurse is admitting a client to the floor with a protozoan infection.Which medication would the nurse expect the physician to order?
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The nurse is admitting a client with a diagnosis of urinary tract infection.The physician has ordered an IV antibiotic.What is the priority prior to administering this medication?
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The nurse is discharging a client to home with a prescription for clarithromycin (Biaxin).Which statement by the client indicates understanding of the discharge teaching?
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The nurse is admitting a client to the acute care floor with methicillin-resistant S.aureus.The nurse would expect the physician to order which medication for this client?
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The nurse is caring for a client receiving gentamicin IV.Which adverse effect would the nurse report to the prescriber immediately?
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The nurse is discussing treatment for a superinfection with a client and family members.The family asks the nurse what a superinfection is.What is the best response by the nurse?
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