Warfarin – Pharmacology for Nurses: Practical Applications

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Chapter 44: Anti-Inflammatory Test, Patient, Warfarin, Stroke Prevention, INR

The key terms in this Pharmacology course include Anti-Inflammatory Test, Patient, Warfarin, Stroke Prevention, INR ( International Normalized Ratio ), Glucosamine, Adverse Effects, NSAIDS Therapy, Nurse, Antigout Drugs, Hemophilia, Lesinurad, Ketorolac 20 mg IV, Serum Uric Acid Levels


If a patient is taking Warfarin for stroke prevention, the INR ( international normalized ratio ) should be checked more often when the patient is taking Glucosamine.

True

False

Glucosamine can enhance the effect of Warfarin.


What are the the main adverse effects of NSAIDS?

a. bleeding

b. gastric upset

c. renal impairment

d. all of the above


When reviewing the health history of a patient who is to receive NSAID therapy, the nurse keeps in mind that contraindications for the use of these drugs include which condition?

a. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

b. Hemophilia

c. Osteoarthritis

d. Pericarditis


Which patient teaching fact is the priority when the nurse is teaching the patient about lesinurad?

a. Drink at least 2 liters of fluid per day.

b. Take the medication on an empty stomach.

c. Add a calcium supplement to the medication regimen.

d. Use sunscreen or wear long sleeves when outdoors.


The order reads , ” Give ketorolac 20 mg IV every 6 hours as needed for pain. The medication is available in a concentation of 15mg/ml. How much will the nurse draw up for each dose? Record answer using one decimal place.

a. 1.3 ml

b. 1.4 ml

c. 0.5 ml

d. 1.5 ml

0.5 ml


During a teaching session about antigout drugs, the nurse tells the patient that they work by which mechanism ?

a. decreasing serum uric acid levels

b. decreasing leukocytes and platelets

c. increasing blood oxygen levels

d. increasing protein and rheumatoid factors


If a patient is taking Warfarin for stroke prevention, the INR ( international normalized ratio ) should be checked more often when the patient is taking Glucosamine.

True

False

Glucosamine can enhance the effect of Warfarin.


What are the the main adverse effects of NSAIDS?

a. bleeding

b. gastric upset

c. renal impairment

d. all of the above