A patient is admitted after sustaining multiple burns to the torso and head. The nurse anticipates that the physician will check for corneal damage with the use of which ophthalmic medication?
• Topical fluorescein drops are used to detect corneal defects or abrasions.
• Fluorescein is administered to the eyes and then an ultraviolet light is used to visualize the corneal defects that uptake the fluorescein dye.
A patient is prescribed citalopram. Which of the following side effects should the nurse include in the discharge instructions?
A nurse is obtaining a medication history from a patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The patient claims to take omeprazole and warfarin at bedtime. The nurse should be concerned because:
The provider orders mannitol IV for a client admitted to the ICU with a closed head injury. Following the administration of mannitol, the nurse expects which of the following?
A patient is prescribed gentamicin ophthalmic drops for the treatment of conjunctivitis. Which of the following statements indicates to the nurse that the patient requires additional instruction?
A patient is receiving an intravenous infusion of metronidazole for the treatment of C. difficile. The nurse should monitor the patient for which rare, but serious, side effect?
A patient is administered bethanechol for urinary retention. The patient is most likely to complain of which of the following side effects?
A patient taking warfarin for atrial fibrillation has blood tests done every 4 weeks. Which of the following laboratory results is the goal of treatment for this patient?
A patient is prescribed droperidol for the treatment of postoperative nausea. The nurse will administer this medication by which of the following routes?
A nurse is caring for a patient with cerebral edema after a motor vehicle accident. The physician prescribes dexamethasone. Which of the following assessment findings would indicate that this treatment is effective?
A nurse is caring for a patient prescribed to cyclosporine. The nurse should monitor the patient for which common side effects?
An alert and oriented elderly patient
The nurse is providing medication teaching to a client recently prescribed clopidogrel 75 mg PO Q daily for the prevention of myocardial infarction (MI). The nurse explains that clopidogrel is
A patient with severe sepsis is at risk for pseudomembranous colitis when taking which of the following medications?
A patient recently prescribed ezetimibe (Z
An elderly woman is admitted to the hospital for a hip fracture related to osteoporosis. Which of the following patient medications decreases bone density?
A nursing student assesses the pain of a patient suffering from pancreatitis. The nursing student would refer to this type of pain as:
A patient has been taking betamethasone for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Which statements by the patient indicates the need for further instruction?
A patient is administered bethanechol for urinary retention. The patient is most likely to complain