Pharm Ch 17, 18, 19

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Pharm Ch 17, 18, 19
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  1. What is true of adrenergic drugs?
    A. Are also known as sympathomimetics
    B. Mimic the flight/fight response
    C. have positive inotropic effects
    D. all of the above
    D. all of the above
  2. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are desireable to give when blood pressure is low?
    True or false?
    True
  3. Digoxin .125 mg is prescribed. Before giving it, the nurse checks the apical pulse (over the heart) for 60 seconds, and finds it to be 55 beats per minute. What should the nurse do?
    A. give the drug
    B. not give until conferring with physician
    C. order a stat ECG
    D. give 1/2 dose of the drug
    B. not give until conferring with physician
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Hypokalemia (low potassium in the blood) will increase the risk of digoxin toxicity?
    True or False?
    True
  5. A drug which exerts a negative chronotropic effect will do what?
    A. decrease BP
    B. increase BP
    C. decrease pulse rate
    D. increase pulse rate
    C. decrease pulse rate
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Lanoxin 250 mcg is the same dose as Lanoxin .25 mg?
    True or False?
    True
  7. Sublingual nitroglycerine (NTG) tablets
    A. are taken orally
    B. do not require a prescription
    C. Are to be kept free of light and moisture
    D. may have a positive inotropic effect
    C. are to be kept free of light and moisture
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Patients on beta blocking drugs should be taught that:
    A. Heart rate will increase at rest
    B. They should never stop the drug abruptly
    C. their BP will increase
    D. they may get tachycardia
    B. they should never stop the drug abruptly
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. ASA given at the start of S&S of a heart attack will act to?
    A. decrease coronary artery constriction
    B. decrease blood clotting
    C. decrease risk of damage to heart
    D. all of the above
    D. all of the above
  10. Calcium channel blockers vasodilate coronary arteries?
    True or False?
    True
  11. What is true of NTG?
    A. comes in pills and transdermal patches
    B. may cause caphalgia (headache)
    C. may lower BP
    D. all of the above
    D. all of the above
  12. Stopping NTG abruptly may trigger an angina attack?
    True or false?
    True
  13. Warfarin is an anticoagulant given parenterally?
    True or false?
    false
  14. NSAIDS must never be given with anticoagulants because they are agonists and increase bleeding times?
    True or false?
    true
  15. A "delayed coagulation time" means an increased bleeding time?
    True or false?
    true
  16. As a group, oral anticoagulants have a greater potential for significant drug interactions than any other group of drugs?
    True or false?
    true
  17. Thrombolytic drugs are unable to dissolve a blood clot once it has formed?
    True or false?
    false
  18. The antidote for heparin is?
    A. acetaminophen
    B. Vitamin K
    C. ASA
    D. protamine sulfate
    D. protamine sulfate
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. The antidote for warfarin (Coumadin) is?
    A. ASA
    B. Vitamin K
    C. K+
    D. protamine sulfate
    B. Vitamin K
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. Patients taking anticoagulants should be advised to?
    A. wear medicalert or other ID
    B. avoid contact sports
    C. report any falls immediately to a doctor
    D. All of the above
    D. all of the above

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