Core Concepts in Pharmacology

Nursing

Quiz 12 :

Drugs for Psychoses

Quiz 12 :

Drugs for Psychoses

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Haloperidol (Haldol)has been prescribed for an elderly client.What does the nurse expect in regards to the initial dose?
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A client is being discharged home with a prescription for chlorpromazine (Thorazine).What should the nurse instruct this client to avoid?
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A client has been prescribed chlorpromazine (Thorazine).The client asks the nurse when the medication will become effective.Based on the knowledge of the medication,which response by the nurse is most appropriate?
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A female client has been prescribed risperidone (Risperdal).The physician monitors the client for increased prolactin levels.The nurse anticipates which symptoms to be present in a female client with increased prolactin levels? (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 preparing to assess a client exhibiting extrapyramidal adverse effects.The nurse expects to see which symptoms? (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 delusions,hallucinations,paranoia,disorganized behavior,and difficulty relating to others.The nurse identifies these symptoms as indicative of which disorder?
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A client receives risperidone (Risperdal).The nurse observes that the client is experiencing severe muscle spasms of the back and neck.Which nursing action is a priority for this client?
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Positive symptoms of schizophrenia are most effectively controlled by which medications? (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 schizophrenic client is being assessed by the nurse.The client is demonstrating positive symptoms.Which symptoms would be considered positive? (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 receives clozapine (Clozaril).Which clinical finding is most important for the nurse to report immediately?
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Which medication has less EPS and anticholinergic symptoms than haloperidol (Haldol)?
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The client receives clozapine (Clozaril).Before this drug is administered,the nurse should check which lab data?
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What are the primary goals of pharmacotherapy for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia? (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 a medical diagnosis of schizophrenia,and receives aripiprazole (Abilify).What is the primary expected client outcome related to dopamine reduction?
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The nurse is caring for a client with psychosis-like symptoms.Which explanation of these symptoms to the family is the most appropriate?
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The nurse administers an IM dose of risperidone (Risperdal)to a client.How long until the nurse will need to administer another dose?
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Which statement is true regarding schizophrenia?
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The client receives ziprasidone (Geodon).What is priority teaching at time of discharge?
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A client with schizophrenia exhibits positive and negative symptoms.The nurse anticipates which drug to be prescribed for this client?
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A schizophrenic client is being assessed by the nurse.The client is demonstrating negative symptoms.Which symptoms would be considered negative? (Select all that apply.)Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
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