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Which statement about cholesterol is true?
A patient has been prescribed an antihyperlipidemic drug. Which laboratory value does the nurse report to the prescriber?
A patient with high blood lipids asks the nurse why the lipid profile did not improve after 3 months following a low-fat diet. What is the nurses best response?
Which statement by a patient who has been prescribed an antilipidemic drug indicates to the nurse the need for additional teaching?
How do antihyperlipidemic drugs from the statin class lower bad cholesterol levels?
Which laboratory finding does the nurse report to the prescriber before giving any antihyperlipidemic drug?
A patient prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) reports all of the following problems or changes since starting this drug. Which problem or change does the nurse report to the prescriber?
A patient who is prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) reports experiencing some muscle pain and weakness. What is the nurses best action?
A patient who has been prescribed lovastatin (Mevacor) asks the nurse why all urine must be saved for intake and output measurements. What is the nurses best response?
A patient who is prescribed simvastatin (Zocor) asks the nurse why liver function tests must be drawn every 6 months. What is the nurses best response?
Which statement made by a patient who has been prescribed simvastatin (Zocor) indicates the need for more teaching?
A hospitalized patient who is prescribed lovastatin (Mevacor) 80 mg orally looks at the four tablets the nurse provides and says At home, I only take two pills for 80 mg. I think this is too many pills. What is the nurses best action?
What does the nurse include in a teaching plan for a woman of childbearing age who is prescribed a statin drug?
Why do the most common side effects of any bile acid sequestrant include bloating, abdominal discomfort, and constipation?
A patient who is prescribed cholestyramine (Questran) tablets reports experiencing bloating, nausea, and gas. What is the nurses best action?
Which laboratory blood value is more important for the nurse to monitor with a patient who is prescribed both colestipol (Colestid) and warfarin (Coumadin)?
A patient who is prescribed ezetimibe (Zetia) has developed swelling around the eyes, nose, and lips. What is the nurses priority action at this time?
A patient who has been taking niacin (Niacor) daily for 1 week reports intense itching. What is the nurses best response?
A patient who is prescribed niacin (Niacor) reports experiencing flushing and hot flashes. What is the nurses best action?
A patient prescribed niacin extended action (Niaspan) reports all of the following new onset problems. For which problem does the nurse notify the prescriber?
A patient is prescribed niacin (Niaspan). The pharmacy sends niacin (Niacor). What is the nurses best action?
What action must the nurse be prepared to take for a diabetic patient who is prescribed niacin (Niacor)?
A patient who is prescribed gemfibrozil (Lopid) is also taking warfarin (Coumadin). What is the priority nursing action for this patient?
Which food, drink, or herbal supplement does the nurse warn a patient who is prescribed gemfibrozil (Lopid) to avoid?
Which statement does the nurse plan to include in a teaching plan for a patient who has been prescribed fenofibrate (Tricor)?
A patient is prescribed colesevalam (WelChol) 1875 mg twice a day. Available tablets are 625 mg each. How many tablets does the nurse administer to the patient?
[Multiple Response] Which health problems does the nurse teach a patient can be caused by chronic hyperlipidemia? (Select all that apply.)
c. Peptic ulcer disease
e. Diabetes mellitus
[Multiple Response] The risk for which health problems can be reduced when blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are controlled within the normal range? (Select all that apply.)
d. Heart attack
e. High blood pressure
f. Parkinson disease g. Stroke
[Multiple Response] Which teaching points does the nurse include in a teaching plan for a patient prescribed an antihyperlipidemic drug? (Select all that apply.)
a. Continue to follow a low-fat diet.
b. Be sure to exercise regularly.
c. Always take these drugs with food.
d. Fast for at least 8 hours before your lipid levels are drawn.
e. You will need follow-up laboratory tests once a year.
[Multiple Response] Which are symptoms of late liver disease? (Select all that apply.)
a. Yellowing of the skin
b. Light-colored diluted urine
c. Pale gray-colored stools
d. Pain on the right side just below the ribs
e. Reddened mucous membranes in the mouth
[Multiple Response] Which actions are important when a patient is prescribed a bile acid sequestrant drug? (Select all that apply.)
a. Administer a daily multivitamin.
b. Give other medications at least an hour before this drug.
c. Schedule the drug for one hour before meals.
d. Ask the patient about symptoms of constipation.
e. Mix powdered forms of the drug with 2 ounces of juice or water.