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Why is inflammation considered a nonspecific body response?
Which symptoms of inflammation are caused by leakage of blood plasma into the tissues at the site of injury or invasion?
When is an inflammatory response a health problem rather than a helpful protection?
A patient is prescribed an oral corticosteroid for a chronic inflammatory health problem. Which precaution is most important for the nurse to teach?
Which statement about stage I of the inflammatory process is true?
Why are corticosteroid drugs usually prescribed for a short period of time?
A patient who has been taking 30 mg of prednisone daily for the last 10 days reports crying more often and then suddenly getting angry at small issues. What is the nurses best action?
A patient who has been prescribed long-term low-dose prednisone to control inflammation reports concern about the changes in her appearance caused by the drug. What is the nurses best response?
A patient is prescribed topical hydrocortisone 0.1% for skin inflammation. What does the nurse teach the patient for applying this drug?
The nurse is providing care to an older adult patient who has been prescribed a topical corticosteroid. Which assessment is most important for the nurse to perform?
A nursing home resident has been prescribed to take 20 mg of prednisolone immediately. The facility does not have prednisolone, only prednisone. What is the nurses best action?
A patient is prescribed triamcinolone (Kenalog) ointment for an allergic skin rash. Which precaution is most important for the nurse to teach?
Which statement about corticosteroid use and pediatric patients is true?
The nurse is teaching a patient about the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Which statement made by the patient indicates that more teaching is needed?
A patient is prescribed ibuprofen (Advil) 200 mg four times a day as needed for inflammation and pain related to arthritis. The patient is scheduled for oral surgery. What priority teaching does the nurse provide for this patient?
A patient taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) tells the nurse that the drug causes an upset stomach. What is the nurses best response?
The nurse asks a patient about an allergy to sulfa drugs before administering which nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
An older adult is prescribed naproxen (Naprosyn) 250 mg orally twice daily for management of arthritis pain. Which precaution is most important for the nurse to teach?
A patient is prescribed 20 mg of ketorolac (Toradol) intramuscularly. How many milliliters does the nurse draw up from a vial of ketorolac containing 30 mg/mL?
Why are aspirin and aspirin-containing drugs avoided for use in children?
A patient has all of the following health problems and seasonal allergies. Which one must the nurse warn the patient can be made worse by over-the-counter antihistamines?
A 78-year-old man has been taking diphenhydramine (Benadryl) for seasonal allergies. Which new symptom would the nurse report to the prescriber?
A patient who has been taking montelukast (Singulair) for 3 months reports having urine the color of coffee. What is the nurses best response?
A patient with an inflammatory response is prescribed ranitidine (Zantac) 75 mg once a day. What is the nurses best action?
A patient who has been prescribed diphenhydramine (Benadryl) reports a dry mouth and feeling sleepy. What is the nurse best action?
A patient prescribed zileutin (Zyflo) has yellowing of the sclera. Which laboratory test result is most important for the nurse to check?
[Multiple Response] Which factors determine the size and severity of the inflammatory response? (Select all that apply.)
a. Intensity of the injury
b. Type of tissue injured
c. Severity of the invasion
d. Gender of the patient
e. Extent of injury
f. Duration of the invasion
[Multiple Response] Which conditions are examples of an inflammatory response to injury, but without infection? (Select all that apply.)
b. Bacterial pneumonia
d. Myocardial infarction
e. Otitis media
f. Osteoarthritis g. Sprained ankle h. Tonsillitis