Core Concepts in Pharmacology

Nursing

Quiz 8 :

Substance Abuse

Quiz 8 :

Substance Abuse

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A client states that the physician prescribed a tranquilizer for a sleep disorder.Upon reviewing the prescribed order,the nurse finds that tranquilizers are often referred to as which type of medication?
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A client asks the nurse what the two most commonly abused drugs are.Which response by the nurse is the most appropriate?
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The nurse is teaching about designer drugs.Which definition would the nurse include in the teaching plan?
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Which drugs were once used therapeutically and are now illegal because of a high potential for abuse? (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 presents in the Emergency Department with hallucinations,anxiety,and confusion.The client denies taking any illegal drugs in the past 48 hours.Based upon the assessment data,the nurse is aware that these symptoms can occur from which type of drug?
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The nurse is describing the differences between the different types of dependence and abuse.Which type of dependence causes uncomfortable symptoms when the drug is stopped?
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Which statement made by a client who smokes marijuana is not true?
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A client arrives in the Emergency Department with a barbiturate overdose.The nurse expects which possible outcomes? (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 is a biological condition that occurs when the body adapts to a substance after it is repeatedly administered,and a higher dose is needed to achieve the initial response?
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The nurse is preparing to teach a client about addiction,dependence,and withdrawal.The nurse asks the client,"What is the progressive and chronic abuse of a substance caused by an overwhelming feeling that drives someone to use a drug repeatedly despite serious consequences?" Which answer,by the client,is appropriate?
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A client is receiving treatment for opioid addiction.Which medication does the nurse anticipate to be prescribed to help treat this addiction?
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A client reports restlessness,nervousness,irritability,and insomnia.The client denies caffeine intake,but has been taking an OTC pain reliever for a headache.What is the best explanation by the nurse?
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The nurse is caring for a client who has been admitted with an alcohol overdose.Which effects should the nurse expect when caring for this 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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A client is concerned about becoming addicted to a prescription medication.The nurse is planning to teach the client a way to decrease this chance.What item should the nurse include in the teaching plan?
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The nurse is preparing to teach a group of clients from a pain clinic about addiction.The nurse wants to include the causes of addiction in the presentation.What item should the nurse include in the plan?
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A client plans to enter a treatment facility for alcohol abuse.The client asks the nurse whether there are medications that can decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms.According to the nurse,which drug is used for this purpose?
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The nurse is caring for a client who has been using barbiturates at high doses for a long period of time.What does the nurse expect when assessing this 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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A client asks the nurse why withdrawal syndrome occurs when some drugs are stopped.What is the best response by the nurse?
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A client is admitted for alcohol intoxication.When assessing the client,which symptoms of alcohol abuse does the nurse anticipate?
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A client arrives in the Emergency Department with an overdose from benzodiazepines.What circumstance would cause the nurse to anticipate death of this client?
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