Pharmacotherapeutics

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Quiz 10 :

Drugs for Endocrine Disorders

Quiz 10 :

Drugs for Endocrine Disorders

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An admission history on an adult patient notes that the patient has a heart rate of 62 beats/minute, a blood pressure of 105/62 mm Hg, and a temperature of 96.2F. The patient appears pale and reports always feeling cold and tired. The provider and patient will discuss tests to rule out what possible cause of these signs symptoms?
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A patient arrives in the emergency department with a heart rate of 128 beats/minute and a temperature of 105F. The patient's skin feels hot and moist. The free T4 level is 4 ng/dL, the free T3 level is 685 pg/dL, and the TSH level is 0.1 microunits/mL. The provider caring for this patient will give what intervention priority?
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A patient is admitted to the hospital and is prescribed levothyroxine. Assessment data show that the patient also takes warfarin. The provider will make what medication dosage-related change?
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Insulin glargine is prescribed by the provider for a hospitalized patient with type 1 diabetes. When will the provider order this medication to be administered?
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What method will the provider consider the most reliable measure for assessing a patient's diabetes control over the preceding 3-month period?
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A pregnant patient recently began treatment for hypothyroidism. What response will the provider give when the patient shares that she does not want to take medications while she is pregnant?
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A patient with type 1 diabetes reports taking propranolol for hypertension. What concern does this information present for the provider?
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An older adult patient with type 2 diabetes has a history of severe hypoglycemia. The patient's partner asks the provider what A1c level they should strive to achieve. What guideline will the prescriber provide?
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A patient with type 1 diabetes recently became pregnant. What blood glucose testing schedule will the provider recommended during the pregnancy?
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A patient who takes oral levothyroxine for hypothyroidism is admitted to the hospital. After the provider determines the patient has myxedema, what action will the provider take?
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A provider teaches a patient who has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a new prescription for levothyroxine. Which statement by the patient indicates a need for further teaching?
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An adolescent had a serum glucose test at a health fair. The parent calls the clinic and says, "The level was 125 mg/dL. Does that mean my child has diabetes?" What is the provider's most accurate response?
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The provider is assessing a newly diagnosed patient for short-term complications of diabetes. What evaluation does this assessment include?
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A patient has a free T4 level of 0.6 ng/dL and a free T3 level of 220 pg/dL. When asked by the patient what these laboratory values mean, how will the provider respond?
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The provider working on a high-acuity medical-surgical unit is prioritizing care for four patients who were just admitted. Which patient presents with needs that the provider should address first?
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