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Pharmacology Chapter 32 Questions


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The nurse is administering an anti-infective that is considered to be a bacteriocidal. She explains to the client that this means [Hint]
a. it slows the growth of the bacteria.
b. it enhances the body's natural defenses.
c. it affects th
it kills the bacteria.
The client asks the nurse why the physician didn't prescribe the same antibiotic that he always takes for an infection. The best response by the nurse would be, [Hint]
a. "It doesn't matter which antibiotic is taken."
b. "Try th
"Bacteria can become resistant to some antibiotics."
A nurse is preparing to administer an antiinfective medication to a client. An important nursing intervention regarding antiinfectives includes [Hint]
a. obtaining the culture report prior to staring any medication.
b. performing a culture wit
doing the culture prior to administering the first dose of the antiinfective.
A client has been on an antibiotic for two weeks and hasdeveloped a superinfection. The client asks the nurse what a superinfection is. The nurse responds with, [Hint]
a. "This is a secondary infection."
b. "The infection has de
"This is a secondary infection."
A client has been discharged with a prescription for Penicillin. Discharge instructions include that [Hint]
a. Penicillins can be taken while breastfeeding.
b. the entire prescription must be finished.
c. all Penicillins can be taken wit
the entire prescription must be finished.
A client has been prescribed Tetracycline. When providing information regarding this drug, the nurse would be correct in stating that Tetracycline [Hint]
a. is classified as a narrow spectrum antibiotic.
b. is used to treat a wide variety of d
is contraindicated in children under 8 years of age.
Important information to include in the client's education regarding taking aminoglycosides is that [Hint]
a. the drug can cause discoloration of teeth.
b. fluid intake should be decreased to prevent retention.
c. this drug is primarily
a serious side effect is hearing loss.
A client has been prescribed ciprofloxacin (Cipro). Important information that the nurse must be aware of includes [Hint]
a. this medicine must be taken on an empty stomach to increase absorption.
b. this medicine is classified as an aminoglyc
this medicine should not be given with the ordered multivitamin.
A nursing intervention for administering sulfonamides to a client is to [Hint]
a. have the client drink a full glass of water with the medicine.
b. have the client drink a glass of milk.
c. have the client take the medicine with solid f
have the client drink a full glass of water with the medicine.
A client has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. While his medicine is being administered, he asks question regarding his treatment. The most appropriate response by the nurse would be, [Hint]
a. "After starting the medicine regimen, you are cons
"It is critical to continue therapy for at least 6-12 months."

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