Pharmacotherapeutics

Nursing

Quiz 1 :

Introduction

Quiz 1 :

Introduction

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The drug manual states that older adult patients are at increased risk for hepatotoxicity. Which action is most important when prescribing this medication to an 80-year-old patient?
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The provider prepares a patient with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes for hospital discharge. Which action by the provider will best support the patient's ability to effectively manage medication therapy?
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Which prescriber action will have the greatest impact on the patient's commitment to adherence to any type of medication therapy?
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A metered-dose albuterol inhaler is prescribed for asthma management. The patient reports feeling jittery sometimes when taking the medication, and does not feel that the medication is always effective. Which action will the provider take to best minimize patient risks and maximize medication effectiveness?
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A patient reports that a medication prescribed for recurrent migraine headaches is not working. Which action is the prescriber's priority when addressing the patient's concern?
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A patient is prescribed metronidazole for bacterial vaginosis. Which patient history finding would be most concerning to the provider?
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Which patient statement suggests to the provider that the patient's nonadherence with their medication plan is related to dissatisfaction with the therapy?
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A pediatric patient prescribed ampicillin for streptococcal pharyngitis reports new onset of a pruritic, dull red, maculopapular rash on the chest and neck. Which action is most important for the provider to take to minimize this patient's risk for injury?
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Which factor best supports an increase for full prescriptive authority for both advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs)?
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Which statements made by the prescriber demonstrate an understanding of effective medication education? (Select all that apply.)
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The patient who has been prescribed lithium for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder asks why blood tests are required on a regular basis. Which provider responses demonstrate an understanding of why the patient requires a variety of laboratory tests? (Select all that apply.)
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How can the prescriber's regular collaboration with a pharmacist improve positive outcomes for patients? (Select all that apply.)
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A patient with bipolar disorder is prescribed daily lithium. Which action is most important for the provider to take in order to determine if the therapeutic level is maintained?
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A patient diagnosed with chronic pain calls to request an oxycodone (Oxycontin) refill. Which action should the prescriber take initially?
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