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Which is the common underlying pathophysiology of both Alzheimers disease and Parkinsons disease?
Which symptom is often the earliest to occur in a patient with Alzheimers disease?
For which patient does the nurse watch most closely for symptoms of Alzheimers disease?
Which statement made by a patient with Alzheimers disease indicates to the nurse the need for additional teaching?
A newly admitted patient with Alzheimers disease who has been prescribed memantine (Namenda) has developed the symptoms of vomiting, drooling, heart rate of 56 beats per minute, and muscle weakness. What is the nurses best action?
Which strategy best supports safe medication administration for patients with Alzheimers disease?
A patient with Alzheimers disease is prescribed rivastigmine (Exelon). What action does the nurse take to prevent a common side effect?
What is the most important precaution for the nurse to teach a patient who is prescribed transdermal rivastigmine (Exelon)?
For which patient must the drug donepezil (Aricept) for Alzheimers disease be avoided?
Which statement is true about how drugs for Parkinsons disease work?
A patient with Parkinsons disease who has been prescribed entacapone (Comtan) tells the nurse about muscle aches, weakness, and having dark cola-colored urine. What is the nurses best action?
Which blood laboratory test result is most important for the nurse to check before administering the first prescribed dose of carbadopa-levodopa (Sinemet) to a patient?
For which adverse effect does the nurse monitor in a patient with Parkinsons disease after administering ropinirole (Requip)?
A patient with Parkinsons disease informs the nurse that the stiffness and slowness of movements associated with the illness have become worse. What does the nurse teach the patient about this change?
A patient taking entacapone (Comtan) for Parkinsons disease informs the nurse that his urine is now brownish-orange in color. What is the nurses best action?
What safety precaution must the nurse teach a patient with Parkinsons disease who is prescribed benztropine (Cogentin)?
A patient who has been prescribed carbidopa-levodopa (Sinemet) informs the nurse that a dark spot on his arm is getting larger. What is the nurses best action?
Why is bromocriptine (Parlodel) not recommended for women who are breastfeeding?
A patient is prescribed entacapone (Comtan) 800 mg per day. The drug is available in 200-mg tablets. How many tablets does the nurse give?
[Multiple Response] Which information must be included when documenting a patients seizure? (Select all that apply.)
a. Time of seizure onset
b. Total duration of the seizure
c. Patients ability to swallow during seizure
d. Incontinence during seizure
e. Patient orientation after seizure
[Multiple Response] Which are major symptoms of Parkinsons disease? (Select all that apply.)
c. Abnormal gait
d. Tremor at rest
e. Lack of facial expression
[Multiple Response] What are the goals of treatment for Parkinsons disease? (Select all that apply.)
a. Help the patient to maintain a high quality of life.
b. Reduce side effects of drug therapy.
c. Regain as much function as possible.
d. Minimize the patients disability.
e. Prolong the patients life span.