QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON MEDICATIONS (NURSING)

(1)What is the purpose of potassium sparing diuretics?.

(A)It is a medication when you take it ,will decrease blood pressure. It is use to counteract the loss of potassium due to diuretics. It allows you to urine a lot without you losing potassium, and it helps to decrease your high blood pressure.

(B) It is contraindicated.

(C ) Osmotic diuretics.

(D )Furosemide.

Correct answer A.

Rationale: It will result in the production of urine thereby decreasing blood pressure and sparing potassium.

(2)What action is involved?.

(A )It’s a fake diuretics.

(B) It increases stimulation of the glomerular filtration.

(C) It is the same as mannitol.

(D )Prevent sodium reabsorption by competing with aldosterone. It only produces mild diuretics thereby sparing potassium loss.

Correct answer D.

Rationale: A B,C are wrong. The correct answer is D.

(3) What is nursing responsibility when patient is on diuretics?.

(A )Educate patient on the side effects of the medication.

(B )Encourage patient to maintain low sodium intake. Fluid restriction.

(C) Weigh patient daily. And monitor blood pressure. Monitor electrolytes example potassium and sodium.

(D ) All of the above is correct.

Correct answer D .

Rationale: All of the above are the responsibilities of a nurse.

(4 )What will be the best time to take this medication?.

(A) Take medication in the morning to avoid waking up at night to use the rest room.

(B) Take it at night ignore your wife’s comments.

(C ) Take it at dinner time.

(D ) Take it after 6pm.

Correct answer A.

Rationale: B,C, and D are wrong. Take the medication in the morning. If you take in the morning everyone is happy and sleep well.

(5)What medication is an example of potassium sparing diuretics?.

(A )Spironolactone ( Brand name- Aldactone)

(B )Lasix ( Furosemide)

(C )Maxzide.

(D) All of the above.

Correct answer A.

Rationale: A is the correct answer. Lasix doesn’t spare potassium. Well Maxzide does but to what extent.

(6)What pathologies will lead to secondary Hypertension?.

(A )Condition that is affecting the heart.

(B )Condition that is affecting the kidney.

(C )My pregnancy is affecting me.

(D)All of the above is correct.

Correct answer D.

Rationale: There are various factors that can lead to secondary hypertension and that include kidney disease, heart disease and pregnancy.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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