Core Concepts in Pharmacology

Nursing

Quiz 14 :

Drugs for Seizures

Quiz 14 :

Drugs for Seizures

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A client is taking carbamazepine (Tegretol).What type of seizure activity does the nurse anticipate this client has experienced?
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A female client taking phenytoin (Dilantin)has notified the nurse that she is pregnant.The nurse knows that phenytoin (Dilantin)belongs to which pregnancy category?
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A client with a history of seizures is taking phenytoin (Dilantin).Based on this medication prescription,what are adverse effects the nurse should teach the client?
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The choice of drug for epilepsy pharmacology is determined upon assessment of the client.Once a medication is selected,what type of dose is the client placed on?
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A client complains of gingival hypertrophy and weight loss.The nurse knows that this patient has a history of absence seizures.What drug is most likely responsible for the client's pathophysiological process?
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The nurse is caring for a client who has been diagnosed with complex partial seizures.Which symptoms would the client be likely to experience with a complex partial seizure? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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An accident victim who presented to the Emergency Department 8 hours earlier begins having seizures.Toxicology reports indicate an abnormally high blood alcohol level.Based on this information,what drug does the nurse expect to administer?
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Which items are known causative factors for seizures? (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 taking phenytoin (Dilantin)chronically for seizures should be encouraged to maintain good oral hygiene and visit the dentist every 6 months.Why is this such an important area of teaching for this client?
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A 5-month-old infant has been brought to the Emergency Department,and the parent states the child had a high fever and rapid jerking motions that lasted for a minute.Based on these symptoms,the nurse anticipates this client will be diagnosed with which type of seizure?
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The nurse is preparing a presentation about antiseizure medications.The nurse plans to include the general mechanisms of actions for these medications.Which items would be appropriate to include? (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 caring for a client with epilepsy.The client informs the nurse that she is pregnant.What condition should the nurse warn this client about?
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The nurse is admitting a client to the labor and delivery unit.While obtaining the assessment data,the client informs the nurse she has had high blood pressure since week 22 of this pregnancy.Upon assessment,the nurse finds 2+ edema.The client relates that she has an occasional headache.Before the nurse leaves the room,the client begins to have a seizure.What pregnancy disorder is this client experiencing?
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The nurse knows that the client with a history of epilepsy might also have what nursing diagnosis?
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The nurse is teaching a client about medications for seizures.Which items should be included in this teaching? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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What condition is a disturbance of electrical activity in the brain that can affect consciousness,motor activity,and sensation?
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The client prescribed clonazepam (Klonopin)asks the nurse why the medication dose needs to be adjusted.What is the best response by the nurse?
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A client on the unit is experiencing tonic-clonic seizures.What drug does the nurse anticipate for this client because it is considered the drug of choice for this type of seizure?
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In order to monitor the effectiveness of drug therapy in a client with seizures,what should the nurse teach the client to do? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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What condition specifically refers to involuntary,violent spasms of the large skeletal muscles of the face,neck,arms,and legs?
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