(Answered) NURS 6521N-30, Week 11 Final Exam. 100% Correct


NURS 6521 Advanced Pharmacology

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  1. Question: A patient with bipolar disorder is on divalproex sodium (Depakote) for mania. What test(s) would the family nurse practitioner monitor?
  2. Question: A 68-year-old man is being treated for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and began treatment with finasteride (Proscar) 3 months ago. When planning the care of this patient, what desired outcome should the nurse prioritize?
  3. Question: A 2-year-old child is diagnosed with a minor ailment and is to be administered medications at home for 2 weeks. The child lives with his mother, grandmother, and four other children between the ages of 14 months and 7 years. The home health nurse is asked to assess the home environment to determine if it is appropriate for the child to take his medication at home. Which of the following will have the greatest impact on the nurse’s assessment?
  4. Question: A 6-month-old child has developed skin irritation due to an allergic reaction. He has been prescribed a topical skin ointment. The nurse will consider which of the following before administering the drug?
  5. Question: A patient has been prescribed oral tetracycline. The nurse will instruct the patient to take the drug.
  6. Question: A patient is receiving long-term clindamycin therapy for a life-threatening infection. The nurse will begin by monitoring this drug therapy by obtaining
  7. Question: A Nurse Practitioner is caring for a 64-year-old female patient who is receiving IV heparin and reports bleeding from her gums. The nurse checks the patient’s laboratory test results and finds that she has a very high a PTT. The nurse anticipates that which of the following drugs may be ordered?
  8. Question: A nurse practitioner orders 150 mg of oral fluconazole for a patient with vulvovaginal candidiasis. The patient should expect to take medication
  9. Question: Which adverse reaction is common in the patient taking buspirone?
  10. Question: A 62-year-old patient taking tamoxifen exhibits increased bone and tumor pain along with a local disease flare. The nurse interprets this as an indication of which of the following?
  11. Question: The first line drug choice for a previously healthy adult patient who has been diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia would be
  12. Question: Which of the following medications will not increase the likelihood of photosensitivity?  
  13. Question: A woman who is in the second trimester of her first pregnancy has been experiencing frequent headaches and has sought advice from her nurse practitioner about safe treatment options. What analgesic can the nurse most safely recommend?
  14. Question: A patient is taking etoposide for a testicular tumor refractory to treatment. The nursing assessment reveals that he is also taking warfarin. The nurse must carefully monitor for which of the following?
  15. Question: A patient is to begin taking tobramycin (Nebcin) for a nosocomial infection. Which of the following assessments should the nurse prioritize?
  16. Question: The clinical nurse educator who oversees the emergency department in a children’s hospital has launched an awareness program aimed at reducing drug errors. What measure addresses the most common cause of incorrect doses in the care of infants and children?
  17. Question: Which antibiotic is most frequently associated with “Red man Syndrome”?
  18. Question: A pregnant patient who has diabetes has been admitted to the hospital to begin labor. Since the patient has diabetes, the physician has decided to use oxytocin (Pitocin) to initiate labor contractions. When talking to the patient about the adverse effects of the drug, the nurse should understand that the most common adverse effects of the drug include
  19. Question: A male patient is taking finasteride for BPH. Which of the following will the nurse evaluate at each clinic


  1. Question: A 43-year-old man has been diagnosed with active TB. He is prescribed a multiple drug therapy, including INH and rifampin. A priority assessment by the nurse will be to monitor which combination of laboratory test results?
  2. Question: An immunocompromised patient in a critical care setting has developed a respiratory infection that has been attributed to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The nurse should anticipate that the patient will require treatment with
  3. Question: Which of the following would a Nurse Practitioner assess for in a patient who is taking polymyxin B systemically?
  4. Question: A 60-year-old patient experienced a sudden onset of chest pain and shortness of breath and was subsequently diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in the emergency department. The patient has been started on an intravenous heparin infusion. How does this drug achieve therapeutic effect?
  5. Question: Which test should the NP order for monitoring effectiveness of the patient receiving heparin?
  6. Question: Which of the following drugs is most likely to cause sexual dysfunction and males?
  7. Question: patient will soon begin targeted therapy as a component of her treatment plan for chronic leukemia. The nurse is conducting health education about this new aspect of the patient’s drug regimen and the patient has asked about the potential side effects of treatment. How should the nurse best respond?
  8. Question: A 45-year-old female patient is prescribed ciprofloxacin to treat a bronchial infection. A nursing assessment revealed that she started taking daily vitamin supplements about 2 years ago. To maximize the therapeutic effects of the ciprofloxacin therapy, the nurse should advise the patient to
  9. Question: Finasteride (Proscar) is prescribed for a 50-year-old man who is experiencing a problem with urination secondary to an enlarged prostate. The practitioner would teach the patient that while he is taking this medication, it is important to:
  10. Question: An oncology nurse is aware of the risks for injury that exist around the preparation, transportation, and administration of chemotherapeutic agents. In order to reduce these risks of injury, the nurse should take which of the following actions?
  11. Question: The laboratory monitoring required when a patient is on a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor is?
  12. Question: A 9-year-old boy was bought to his primary care provider by his mother with signs and symptoms of hookworm infection and will be sent home with a prescription for mebendazole. When provided patient and family education, the nurse should teach the mother with which of the following measures to avoid reinfection following treatment?
  13. Question: Which Of the following pharmacologic agents can be used to treat nicotine dependence/ smoking cessation?
  14. Question: A Nurse Practitioner is providing patient education to a 50-year-old woman who is taking methotrexate (MTX) for breast cancer. The nurse will instruct the patient to avoid which of the following drugs?
  15. Question: 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 APRN will monitor for which of the following?
  16. Question: A patient is taking flavoxate hydrochloride (Urispas) to help control an overactive bladder. On a follow- up visit to the clinic, the nurse will question the patient about which of the following?
  17. Question: A postmenopausal patient is prescribed bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis. The nurse will instruct the patient to take the drug
  18. Question: What is the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)


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