Week 6 quiz
Question 1 A nurse is developing a care plan for a patient
who has multiple sclerosis. An expected outcome for the patient who is receiving
glatiramer would be a decrease in
Question 2 A nurse is teaching a patient about his newly
prescribed drug, colchicine, for gout. The nurse will instruct the patient to
avoid which of the following foods?
Question 3 A patient with type 1 diabetes has been admitted
to the hospital for orthopedic surgery and the care team anticipates some
disruptions to the patient’s blood glucose levels in the days following
surgery. Which of the following insulin regimens is most likely to achieve
adequate glycemic control?
Question 4 A 65-year-old woman has an advanced form of
rheumatoid arthritis. Her treatment includes a regular dosage of methotrexate.
The nurse will advise her to take which of the following vitamin supplements
while taking the drug?
Question 5 A 49-year-old woman has been diagnosed with
myalgia. The physician has recommended aspirin. The patient is concerned that
the aspirin will upset her stomach. The nurse will encourage the patient to
Question 6 A nurse is working with a 57-year-old man who is
a former intravenous drug abuser. He has been prescribed a weekly dosage of
methotrexate for his rheumatoid arthritis. Which of the following will the
nurse include in her teaching plan for this patient?
Question 7 A male patient with a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting
multiple sclerosis is in the clinic to discuss with the nurse the possibility
of self-administration of glatiramer. During the patient education session for
self-administration, the nurse will emphasize
Question 8 A patient in need of myocardial infarction
prophylaxis has been prescribed sulfinpyrazone for gout. Which of the following
will the nurse monitor the patient most closely for?
Question 9 A nurse will monitor which of the following when
assigned to a patient taking allopurinol for chronic gout who visits the clinic
every 2 months?
Question 10 Which of the following would be the most
important safety-related instruction for a nurse to give to a patient taking
Question 11 A diabetic patient being treated for obesity
tells the nurse that he is having adverse effects from his drug therapy. The
patient has been taking dextroamphetamine for 2 weeks as adjunct therapy. Which
of the following adverse effects would need the nurse’s immediate attention?
Question 12 A nurse is caring for a patient who has been
diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine (Synthroid) has been prescribed.
Before the drug therapy is started, the nurse will assess for which of the
Question 13 A nurse is instructing a patient in the administration
of regular insulin by the subcutaneous route. Which of the following strategies
would the nurse suggest if the goal is to promote absorption of the regular
Question 14 A nurse is caring for a male patient who has a
spinal cord injury due to a motorcycle accident. He has been taking dantrolene
(Dantrium) for 2 weeks. The nurse will monitor which of the following?
Question 15 The nurse is conducting a medication
reconciliation of a new resident of a long-term care facility. The nurse notes
that the resident takes allopurinol on a daily basis for the treatment of gout.
What is the primary purpose of this drug?
Question 16 A 33-year-old man has developed acute gouty
arthritis. He has been prescribed colchicine. When developing a care plan for
this patient, which factor will be most important for the nurse to consider?
Question 17 During long-term desmopressin therapy in a
48-year-old woman, it will be most important for the nurse to assess which of
Question 18 A patient is taking gabapentin (Neurontin) for
spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis. Which of the following should be
the priority for monitoring?
Question 19 Following an assessment by her primary care
provider, a 70-year-old resident of an assisted living facility has begun
taking daily oral doses of levothyroxine. Which of the following assessment
findings should prompt the nurse to withhold a scheduled dose of levothyroxine?
Question 20 To minimize the risk of adverse effects of
glucagon when given to an unconscious diabetic patient, as the patient regains
consciousness, the nurse should
Question 21 A 34-year-old male patient is prescribed
methimazole (MMI). The nurse will advise him to report which of the following
Question 22 A male patient is to begin glyburide (Diabeta)
for type 2 diabetes. Before the drug therapy begins, a priority action by the
nurse will be to assess the patient’s
Question 23 A 43-year-old woman was diagnosed with multiple
sclerosis 2 years ago and has experienced a recent exacerbation of her
symptoms, including muscle spasticity. Consequently, she has been prescribed
Dantrolene (Dantrium). In light of this new addition to her drug regimen, what
teaching point should the woman’s nurse provide?
Question 24 A nurse is instructing a patient who was
recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about dantrolene (Dantrium). The
patient is a 38-year-old-male and the foreman for a construction company. In
order to minimize one important adverse effect of the drug, the nurse will give
the patient which of the following instructions?
Question 25 A 40-year-old woman with a diagnosis of
fibromyalgia has been prescribed cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) as an adjunct to
her existing drug regimen. What nursing diagnosis should the nurse prioritize
when updating the nursing care plan for this patient?
Question 26 A 70-year-old woman who is on long-term
ibuprofen therapy for osteoarthritis has returned to the clinic for her regular
6-month visit. In the last couple of months, she has been having increasing
periods of abdominal pain. The nurse suspects that this pain may be related to
Question 27 A 13-year-old patient has juvenile arthritis. He
has recently had oral surgery and was told by the surgeon to take aspirin for
the pain. The nurse will monitor for which of the following?
Question 28 A nurse is caring for a 61-year-old man who has
had a severe attack of gout while in the hospital for food poisoning. The nurse
administers colchicine intravenously in order to
Question 29 A 66-year-old woman has experienced a
significant decline in her quality of life as a result of worsening rheumatoid
arthritis. Her physician has prescribed etanercept and the nurse is responsible
for facilitating this new aspect of the patient’s drug regimen. This will
involve the administration of
Question 30 A clinic nurse is following a 9-year-old boy who
is taking somatropin. Which of the following will the nurse monitor
Week 6 quiz