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Chapters 19 & 22

Quiz by Taryn Slack

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  • Q1

    For clients taking labetalol for the first time, what should the nurse include in the teaching? 

    This drug should be taken three times daily for optimal effect.

    This drug is taken on an empty stomach.

    Regular lab work is important to monitor for renal impairment. 

    This first dose could cause you to become dizzy or even faint.

    20s
  • Q2

    A client calls a clinic to report a blood pressure of 88/62 before taking a home dose of valsartan. Which guidance should the nurse give? 

    Take the dose if your heart rate is >60.

    Report to the nearest emergency department. 

    Hold the dose and recheck your blood pressure in 1 hour. 

    Skip this dose.

    20s
  • Q3

    Which adverse effect could accompany the drug lisinopril? 

    dry, nonproductive cough

    thrombocytopenia 

    heart failure

    hypokalemia

    20s
  • Q4

    Which of the following drugs is a vasodilator? 

    verapamil 

    hydrochlorothiazide 

    diltiazem

    hydralazine

    20s
  • Q5

    A client arrives to the emergency department with a hypertensive crisis. Which drug is approved to use as a titrated intravenous infusion? 

    nitroprusside

    captopril 

    minoxidil

    valsartan

    20s
  • Q6

    One of the most common side effects of an alpha blocker is which of the following? 

    dizziness

    heartburn

    cough

    abdominal distension 

    20s
  • Q7

    Which lab value is monitored when a drug causes a risk of thrombocytopenia?

    Platelets

    Creatinine 

    Monocytes

    Red Blood Cells

    20s
  • Q8

    The nurse is caring for a client discharging on a new blood pressure medication. Which statement made by the patient would indicate the patient needs further teaching? 

    "I can stop this medication when my blood pressure is less than 140/90"

    "I should reduce my sodium intake."

    "I should take this medication with food."

    "I should weigh myself at the same time each day."

    20s
  • Q9

    A client who experiences postural hypotension should be encouraged to do which of the following? 

    Change positions slowly

    Use a walker

    Consume caffeine

    Stop their medication

    20s
  • Q10

    Which client condition is contraindicated with the use of nonselective beta blockers? 

    Heart failure

    Severe COPD

    Renal Disease

    Angina

    20s

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