Question 25 A 40-year-old woman with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia has been prescribed cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) as an adjunct to her existing drug regimen. What nursing diagnosis should the nurse prioritize when updating the nursing care plan for this patient?
A) Risk for Injury related to CNS depressant effects
B) Diarrhea related to anticholinergic effects
C) Altered Nutrition, Less than Body Requirements, related to appetite suppression
D) Impaired Swallowing related to increased muscle tone
Question 26 A 70-year-old woman who is on long-term ibuprofen therapy for osteoarthritis has returned to the clinic for her regular 6-month visit. In the last couple of months, she has been having increasing periods of abdominal pain. The nurse suspects that this pain may be related to
B) peptic ulcer disease or gastritis
C) interstitial nephritis
Question 27 A 13-year-old patient has juvenile arthritis. He has recently had oral surgery and was told by the surgeon to take aspirin for the pain. The nurse will monitor for which of the following?
C) Aplastic anemia
Question 28 A nurse is caring for a 61-year-old man who has had a severe attack of gout while in the hospital for food poisoning. The nurse administers colchicine intravenously in order to
A) avoid aggravating the gastrointestinal tract
B) ensure quick distribution of the drug
C) prevent the risk of infection or bleeding
D) minimize the risk of depressed bone marrow function
Question 29 A 66-year-old woman has experienced a significant decline in her quality of life as a result of worsening rheumatoid arthritis. Her physician has prescribed etanercept and the nurse is responsible for facilitating this new aspect of the patient’s drug regimen. This will involve the administration of
A) daily, outpatient intravenous therapy
B) daily, oral administration
C) weekly subcutaneous injections
D) weekly administration of an enteric coated tablet
Question 30 A clinic nurse is following a 9-year-old boy who is taking somatropin. Which of the following will the nurse monitor periodically?
A) Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) levels
D) Water retention