Quiz

1. The desired action of a medication is called

(a) its medication reaction.

(b) its safety action.

(c) its therapeutic action.

2. What can inadvertently cause a patient to receive an insufficient dose of a medication?

(a) genetic substitution of a brand medication

(b) allergies

(c) obesity

(d) under weight

3. Why should Narcan be on hand when administering an opioid?

(a) It reverses the narcotic effect.

(b) It can be substituted for the narcotic.

(c) It is mixed with a narcotic to extend the peak time of the narcotic.

(d) It is mixed with a narcotic to shorten the narcotic's onset.

4. The body weight of a patient can never influence the dose of a medication.

5. A patient who is allergic to shellfish is likely to be allergic to some medications.

6. The purpose of collecting baseline patient data is

(a) to adhere to legal requirements.

(b) to legally protect the nurse.

(c) so it can be compared to the patient's condition after the medication is administered to determine the patient's reaction to the medication.

(d) to determine the patient's condition before administering the medication.

7. It is acceptable to administer medication to a patient that is prepared by another licensed practitioner.

8. Ice chips are given to the patient prior to administering bad-tasting medication because

(a) the ice chips dilute the medication.

(b) the ice chips numb the taste buds.

(c) the ice chip moisturizes the oral cavity.

9. The prescriber's medication order is compared to the MAR to assure that the medication has been properly transcribed to the MAR.

10. A prescriber's medication order is always accurate and should not be questioned.

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