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Pharmacology for Nurses

Review Questions

Pharmacology for NursesReview Questions

The nurse is caring for a client with inflammation of the biliary duct. The nurse anticipates that the client will need to limit dietary intake of which nutrient?
  1. Fats
  2. Proteins
  3. Carbohydrates
  4. Fiber
A nurse is developing a care plan for a client with gastritis. Which potential complication should the nurse address?
  1. Jaundice
  2. Bleeding
  3. Acute renal failure
  4. Thromboembolism
During the health history of a client who had radiation to the head and neck for cancer, the client informs the nurse that their salivary glands were damaged. Which assessment finding should the nurse anticipate?
  1. Moist buccal membranes
  2. Difficulty swallowing
  3. Altered speech
  4. Constipation
The nurse is caring for a client with dysfunction of the upper esophageal sphincter. Which sign or symptom would the nurse expect the client to have?
  1. Early fullness after eating
  2. Heartburn
  3. Aspiration of food
  4. Vomiting
The nurse is preparing a client for discharge following a small bowel resection because of cancer. Which instruction should the nurse include in the discharge education?
  1. Take daily liquid vitamin and mineral supplements.
  2. Limit daily fluid intake.
  3. Avoid starchy foods.
  4. Take a laxative for constipation.
The nurse is caring for a client with insufficient lipase production. The nurse explains to the client that absorption of which vitamin will be impaired?
  1. Folate
  2. Vitamin B12
  3. Vitamin K
  4. Thiamine
The nurse is providing education to a client with a newly diagnosed condition related to dysfunctional villi of the small intestine. Which of the following can result from this condition?
  1. Esophageal varices
  2. Heartburn
  3. Gastritis
  4. Nutritional deficiencies
When assessing a client’s gastrointestinal health, which question should the nurse ask?
  1. “Do you have problems walking?”
  2. “Have you had an unintended weight gain or loss?”
  3. “Do you have any drug allergies?”
  4. “How many hours do you sleep each night?”
The nurse is assessing a client with damage to cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve). Which finding does the nurse expect to see in this client?
  1. Difficulty swallowing
  2. Problems with chewing
  3. Impaired salivation
  4. Vocal cord atrophy
Which medication does the nurse anticipate will be ordered for a client admitted with a diagnosis of gastritis?
  1. Antacids
  2. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  3. Aspirin
  4. Antiemetics

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