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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 the bacteria's genetic code.
d. it kills the bacteria
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 this medicine and if you're not better in 10 days return to the office."
c. "You don't want to take the same antibiotic all the time."
d. "Bacteria can become resistant to some antibiotics."
"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 within 24 hours after starting the medication.
c. doing the culture prior to administering the first dose of the antiinfective.
d. administering medicine and omit doing cultures.
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 developed an immunity to the current drug."
c. "The infection has become severe."
d. "The infection has a restricted group of microorganisms."
"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 without regards to eating.
d. some possible side effects include abdominal pain and constipation.
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 disease processes.
c. has been identified to be safe during pregnancy.
d. is contraindicated in children under 8 years of age.
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 given orally because it is absorbed in the GI tract.
d. a serious side effect is hearing loss.
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 aminoglycoside and given for systemic bacterial infections.
c. this medicine should be given with an antacid to increase the absorption and effectiveness of the medicine.
d. this medicine should not be given with the ordered multivitamin.
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 foods.
d. have the client take the medicine on an empty stomach.
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 considered contagious for 12 months."
b. "Antituberculosis drugs are used exclusively for prevention of contracting the illness."
c. "Drug therapy for tuberculosis does not differ from treating other infections."
d. "It is critical to continue therapy for at least 6-12 months."
"It is critical to continue therapy for at least 6-12 months."