Core Concepts in Pharmacology

Nursing

Quiz 23 :

Drugs for Dysrhythmias

Quiz 23 :

Drugs for Dysrhythmias

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The client asks the nurse how most medications for dysrhythmias work.What is the best response by the nurse?
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The nurse is preparing to administer adenosine (Adenocard)to a client.What is the half-life for the medication?
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The client has been started on propranolol (Inderal).What finding does the nurse expect?
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The nurse caring for a client with a dysrhythmia understands the effects of which antidysrhythmic drug can last 4-8 weeks after the drug is discontinued because it has an extended half-life that can exceed 50 days?
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What is the correct medical term for dysrhythmias that originate in the atria?
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Which disorders can cause an extra beat that often originates from a source other than the SA node? (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 has been prescribed diltiazem (Cardizem).According to the nurse instructing the client,occurrence of which side effects should be notified to the physician? (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 client has just been started on procainamide (Procan SR).The nurse will assess for which common side effects?
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The client asks the nurse what the medical term for a slow heart rate is.Which response by the nurse is the most appropriate?
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The physician has ordered a nonpharmacologic therapy for a client diagnosed with bradycardia.The nurse anticipates what to be ordered for this client?
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A client has been prescribed a beta blocker for a dysrhythmia.Which side effects could be related to the beta blocker therapy? (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 asks the nurse to explain how a normal heart works.Which statement by the nurse should be included in client teaching?
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The nurse educates the client on dysrhythmia.According to the nurse,which diseases are associated with dysrhythmias? (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 client is receiving digoxin (Lanoxin)for a dysrhythmia.Why does the nurse expect medication levels in the blood to be monitored closely?
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A client has a heart rate of 130 beats per minute.How does the nurse plan to document this heart rate in the medical record?
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The nurse is caring for a client with a dysrhythmia.The nurse anticipates this client may be placed on which classes of medications to treat dysrhythmias? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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Most medications used to treat dysrhythmias block ion channels.Which ion is not blocked when treating dysrhythmia?
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A client asks the nurse why an antidysrhythmic drug is not prescribed for prophylaxis.Which statement 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 physician orders a potassium channel blocker for a client.Which medication would the nurse anticipate the physician to order?
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A client has been prescribed propranolol (Inderal)for a dysrhythmia.Which side effects noted in the nursing assessment might be related to propranolol (Inderal)? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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