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Nursing Pharmacology Questions and Test Banks
In this section are the practice problems and questions for nursing pharmacology. There are 530+ nursing pharmacology practice questions in this nursing test bank partitioned into 11 parts. Nursing topics include medication administration, dosage calculations, general concepts about nursing pharmacology, cardiovascular drugs, antibiotics and anti-infectives, neurological medications, psychiatric medications, drugs for the respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, and endocrine system.
All questions on this set are updated to give you the most challenging questions, along with insightful rationales to reinforce learning.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #3: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #4: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #5: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #6: 50 Questions
- Cardiovascular Drugs and Medications | Quiz #7: 80 Questions
- Psychiatric Drugs and Medications | Quiz #8: 50 Questions
- Respiratory Drugs and Medications | Quiz #9: 30 Questions
- Gastrointestinal Drugs and Medications | Quiz #10: 30 Questions
- Endocrine Drugs and Medications | Quiz #11: 40 Questions
- See also: Drug Dosage Calculations Nursing Test Bank
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Cardiovascular Drugs and Medications: Nursing Pharmacology Quiz | Quiz #7: 80 Questions
A special set of nursing pharmacology questions related to cardiovascular drugs and nursing considerations for patients taking cardiac drugs like beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, nitrates, digitalis, antianginal drugs, antiarrhythmics, ACE-inhibitors, cardiac glycosides, and others.
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Question 1 of 80
Which of the following clients is at greatest risk for digitalis toxicity?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 80
Which of the following is a contraindication for digoxin administration?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 80
The action of medication is inotropic when it:CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 80
Which is the most appropriate action for the nurse to take before administering digoxin?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 80
The therapeutic drug level for digoxin is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 80
Blurred vision or halos are signs of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 80
Amrinone (Inocor) is used for short term therapy for CHF and acts by which of the following mechanisms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 80
Before giving milrinone (Primacor) by an IV infusion to a client with symptoms of CHF, which of the following nursing actions is necessary?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 80
Johanna has ventricular ectopy, which of the following drugs is the first line used to treat her condition?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 80
Class IA antiarrhythmic agents have little effect on:CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 80
Which of the following drugs can cause severe hematologic disorders?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 80
Which of the following ECG findings alerts the nurse that the client needs an antiarrhythmic?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 80
When administering an antiarrhythmic agent, which of the following assessment parameters is the most important for the nurse to evaluate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 80
Which of the following blood tests will tell the nurse that an adequate amount of drug is present in the blood to prevent arrhythmias?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 80
Which of the following drugs should be used only in situations in which the client can be very closely monitored, such as a critical care unit?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 80
The A. digoxin (Lanoxin). toxic antiarrhythmic agent is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 80
Epinephrine is used to treat cardiac arrest and status asthmaticus because of which of the following actions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 80
Following A. Electrolyte status.norepinephrine (Levophed) administration, it is essential to the nurse to assess:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 80
Norepinephrine (Levophed) is contraindicated in which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 80
When administering dopamine (Intropin), it is most important for the nurse to know that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 80
Dobutamine (Dobutrex) improves cardiac output and is indicated for use in all of the following conditions except:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 80
Conduction defects will most likely be an adverse associated with the use of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 80
Which of the following calcium channel blockers has the most potent peripheral smooth muscle dilator effect?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 80
Which of the following adverse reactions is found more often in volume-depleted elderly clients?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 80
Which of the following calcium channel blockers is used to counteract or prevent cerebral vasospasm?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 80
Which of the following effects of calcium channel blockers causes a reduction in blood pressure?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 80
Jason James is taking ß blockers, all of the following should be included in his assessment except:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 80
Routine laboratory monitoring in clients taking ß blockers should include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 80
Competitive antagonism of which of the following occurs at ß receptor sites?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 80
ß blockers should be avoided in which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 80
As a knowledgeable nurse, you know that the action of nitrates is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 80
A 50-year-old client is prescribed to take nitrate each day for his condition. As a competent nurse, you know the result of nitrate administration is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 80
A student nurse is asked to give an example of a long-acting nitrate. He is correct by saying:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 80
When nitrates are administered early to the acute MI client, the effect is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 80
When teaching about nitrate administration, the nurse should instruct the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 80
ACEs participate in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system to have which of the following physiologic effects?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 80
Nurse Margie just administered an ACE inhibitor to her client. Before ambulating the client for the first time after administration, the nurse should monitor for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 80
Mira is managing her hypertension with an ACE inhibitor. Which of the following statements stated by her indicates a need for further instruction?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 80
Pepito is a hypertensive client who has been placed on captopril (Capoten). He states, “Dr. del Mundo keeps changing my pills and none are working. I feel like a guinea pig.” Which of the following responses by the nurse would be most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 80
The action of an ACE inhibitor interrupts the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone mechanism, thereby producing which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 80
Raymund is reviewing cardiovascular drugs for his upcoming exam. For a well-prepared student, he should know that vasodilators are agents that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 80
As a competent nurse, you are aware that vasodilators are used mainly to treat:CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 80
The drug/drugs used most commonly to treat peripheral or cerebral vascular obstructive disease is/are:CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 80
In a 50-year-old widower who had a transient ischemic attack, what is the most common vasodilator used for his treatment?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 80
For a client taking drugs to treat peripheral vascular disease, it is important to provide health education about:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 80
A clinical instructor asks a nursing student about an aldosterone antagonist. The student is correct by saying that aldosterone antagonists:CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 80
Which of the following is a potential side effect of IV furosemide (Lasix)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 80
A 68-year-old client with a history of mild CHF and glaucoma is receiving IV mannitol (Osmitrol) to decrease intraocular pressure. The nurse would monitor the client for signs and symptoms of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 80
All potassium-sparing diuretics:CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 80
Which of the following clients is most likely to experience adverse effects from treatment with diuretics?CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 80
Kylie is reviewing drugs related to cardiovascular therapies. She should be aware that the desired action of lipid-lowering agents is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 80
For lipid-lowering agents to be successful, drug therapy must lower:CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 80
As a competent nurse, you know that the most significant contraindication for therapy with lipid-lowering agent is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 80
Which of the following vitamins may not be absorbed properly when giving bile acid sequestrants?CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 80
Which of the following lipid-lowering agents has the common side effect of constipation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 56 of 80
Parenteral anticoagulants work by disrupting:CorrectIncorrect
Question 57 of 80
SC heparin should be administered in the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 58 of 80
The half-life of heparin is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 59 of 80
Which drug is used to stop bleeding associated with heparin overdose?CorrectIncorrect
Question 60 of 80
During the warfarin (Coumadin) administration, the nurse can expect that the initial extension of PT occurs within how many hours after therapy begins?CorrectIncorrect
Question 61 of 80
A nurse is providing instructions to a client who is receiving warfarin sodium (Coumadin). Which statement made by the client indicates the need for further instruction?CorrectIncorrect
Question 62 of 80
A nurse is caring for a client receiving a heparin intravenous (IV) infusion. The nurse expects that which of the following laboratory will be prescribed to monitor the therapeutic effect of heparin?CorrectIncorrect
Question 63 of 80
A client with atrial fibrillation is receiving a continuous heparin infusion at 1,000 units/hr. The nurse observes that the client is receiving the therapeutic effect based on which of the following results?CorrectIncorrect
Question 64 of 80
A client is receiving intravenous heparin therapy. The nurse ensures the availability of which of the following medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 65 of 80
A client is receiving a continuous infusion of streptokinase (Streptase). The client suddenly complains of a difficulty of breathing, itchiness, and nausea. Which of the following should be the priority action of the nurse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 66 of 80
A client with deep vein thrombosis is receiving Streptokinase (Streptase). The nurse would notify the physician if which of the following assessments is noted?CorrectIncorrect
Question 67 of 80
A client who is receiving streptokinase therapy suddenly had a nosebleed. The nurse ensures the availability of which of the following medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 68 of 80
A nurse is providing health teachings regarding antiplatelet medications. Which of the following is not true regarding the use of this medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 69 of 80
A client is receiving procainamide (Procanbid) for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmia. The client suddenly complains of nausea and drowsiness. Which of the intervention should the nurse do first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 70 of 80
A client with myocardial infarction is receiving tissue plasminogen activator, alteplase (Activase, tPA). While on the therapy, the nurse plans to prioritize which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 71 of 80
A nurse is caring for a client who is taking digoxin (Lanoxin) 0.25mcg tab once a day. The client suddenly complaints of anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The physician is ruling a digoxin toxicity. As a nurse, you know the therapeutic digoxin rate is?CorrectIncorrect
Question 72 of 80
A nurse is monitoring a client who is taking carvedilol (Coreg CR). Which of the following assessment made by the nurse would warrant a possible complication with the use of this medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 73 of 80
A nurse is interviewing a client who is about to receive metoprolol. Upon the history taking, the client is also taking insulin. Which of the following statements made by the nurse will correctly explain the possible interaction of these medications?CorrectIncorrect
Question 74 of 80
A client is about to receive metolazone (Zaroxolyn). The nurse in charge understands which of the following laboratory results are related to the administration of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 75 of 80
A client with congestive heart failure is being treated with torsemide (Demadex). The nurse obtains the following vital signs: Blood pressure of 100/65 mm hg; pulse rate of 91 beats per minute; and respiration of 25 breaths per minute? Which of the following will be the priority assessment of the nurse after the initiation of the dose?CorrectIncorrect
Question 76 of 80
A nurse is giving instruction to a client who is receiving cholestyramine (Questran) for the treatment of hyperlipidemia. Which of the following statements made by the client indicates the need for further instructions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 77 of 80
A nurse is providing instructions to a client who is on nicotinic acid for the treatment of hyperlipidemia. Which statement made by the nurse indicates a comprehension of the instructions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 78 of 80
A nurse is monitoring a client who is taking digoxin (Lanoxin). All of which are the side effects associated with the medication, except?CorrectIncorrect
Question 79 of 80
A nurse is interviewing a patient who is about to receive bumetanide (Bumex). Which of the following is a concern related to the administration of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 80 of 80
A client arrives in the emergency with complaints of chest pain and is diagnosed with acute MI. A morphine 4mg IV was given 5 minutes ago. Which of the following assessments made by the nurse indicates a further immediate action?CorrectIncorrect
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Nursing Pharmacology Review
Here are some study guides to help you review concepts about nursing pharmacology:
Gastrointestinal System Drugs
Respiratory System Drugs
- Bronchodilators and Antiasthmatics
- Expectorants and Mucolytics
- Inhaled Steroids
- Lung Surfactants
Endocrine System Drugs
- Adrenocortical Agents
- Antidiabetic Agents
- Glucose-Elevating Agents
- Hypothalamic Agents
- Parathyroid Agents: Bisphosphonates, Calcitonins
- Pituitary Drugs
- Thyroid Agents
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
- Adrenergic Agonists (Sympathomimetics)
- Adrenergic Antagonists (Sympatholytics)
- Anticholinergics (Parasympatholytics)
- Cholinergic Agonists (Parasympathomimetics)
Immune System Drugs
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I think you have a TYPO in Respiratory Question 7 of 30
7. Question: Montelukast (Singulair) is prescribed to a client with asthma. During the medication therapy, which of the following laboratories should be monitored?
Your answer: Correct Answer: D. Alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST)
Montelukast (Singulair) is a leukotriene receptor and is used with caution in clients with impaired renal function. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) should be monitored while taking this medication.
ALT and AST are LIVER ENZYMES and singular should be used with caution with HEPATIC patients? Or am I mistaken? Why would you want to monitor liver enzymes for renal function? Wouldn’t you want to monitor creatinine and BUN instead for RENAL patients?
I think you need to change RENAL to HEPATIC but I could be wrong.
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