Prior to administering the evening dose of carbamazepine the nurse notes that the client morning carbamazepine level was 8.4 mg/L. Which action should the nurse take?
Assess the client for side effect of carbamazepine.
Notify the healthcare provider of the carbamazepine level.
Withhold this dose of the carbamazepine.
Administer the carbamazepine as prescribed.
A client who experiences migraine headaches reports having fewer headaches since using the herbal remedy feverfew. Which intervention is most important to the nurse to include in the teaching plan for this client?
Abdominal pain, gas, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can occur when taking feverfew.
Those with allergies to chamomile, ragweed or yarrow should no take feverfew.
Feverfew may interact with aspirin or non-steroidal -anti-inflammatory drugs.
Increase anxiety and nervousness have been reported by those taking feverfew.
When assessing a client who has been taking receiving prednisone for several months, the nurse observes that the client has developed an extremely rounded face. Which prescription should the nurse anticipate from the healthcare provider?
A low fat diet to help prevent further abnormal fat deposits.
A diuretic may be necessary to reduce facial swelling.
The medication will need to be stopped immediately to prevent and adrenal crisis.
An adjustment in the medication dosage to help resolve this problem.
A client with type 2 diabetes mellitus who takes glimepiride by mouth daily calls the nurse to report a recent onset of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Which response should the nurse provide?
Use insulin sliding scale until symptoms are resolved
Schedule a visit for evaluation by the healthcare provider.
Return to the clinic for laboratory tests for an infection.
Increases oral fluid intake until these symptoms subside.
The nurse is providing instructions about a client new medications. How should the nurse explain the purpose of probenecid, a uricosuric drug?
Decreases pain and burning during urination.
Prevents the formation of kidney stones.
Promotes excretion of uric acid in the urine.
Increases the strength of the urine stream.
The healthcare provider prescribes the antibiotic tetracycline HCL for an adult client that arrived at an outpatient clinic. Which instruction the nurse include in the teaching for this client?
Take with orange juice to enhance GI absorption.
Protected the skin from sunlight while taking the drug.
Return to the clinic weekly to obtain serum drug levels.
Take with milk or antacids to prevent GI irritation.
A client with psychosis who is receiving an antipsychotic medication is continually rubbing the back of the neck. Which nursing intervention is best for the nurse to implement?
Obtain an extra pillow for the client to use at night.
Obtain a prescription for physical therapy services.
Provide the client a heating pad to place on the neck.
Give a PRN prescription for benztropine.