NSG 6005 Week 5 Assignment 2 Quiz

NSG 6005 Week 5 Assignment 2 Quiz

NSG 6005 Week 5 Assignment 2 Quiz

1 .Question :

Jake, a forty-five-year-old patient with schizophrenia, was recently hospitalized for acute psychosis due to medication noncompliance .He was treated with intramuscular (IM) long-acting haloperidol .Besides being monitored for his schizophrenia symptoms, the patient should be assessed by his primary care provider:

  • For excessive weight loss
  • With the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) for extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) symptoms
  • Monthly for tolerance to the haloperidol
  • Only by the mental health provider as most nurse practitioners in primary care do not care for mentally ill patients

Question 2

Sarah, a forty-two-year-old female, requests a prescription for an anorexiant to treat her obesity .A trial of phentermine is prescribed .Prescribing precautions include understanding that:

  • Obesity is a contraindication to prescribing phentermine .
  • Anorexiants may cause tolerance and should only be prescribed for six months .
  • Patients should be monitored for postural hypotension .
  • Renal function should be monitored closely while the patient is on anorexiants .

Question 3 .

Cara is taking levetiracetam (Keppra) to treat seizures .Routine education for levetiracetam includes reminding her:

  • To not abruptly discontinue levetiracetam due to the risk of withdrawal seizures
  • To wear a sunscreen due to photosensitivity from levetiracetam
  • To get an annual eye exam while on levetiracetam
  • To report weight loss if it occurs

Question 4 .

A nineteen-year-old male was started on risperidone .Monitoring for risperidone includes observing for common side effects, including:

  • Bradykinesia, akathisia, and agitation
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Hypertension
  • Potentially fatal agranulocytosis


Question 5 .

Prior to starting antidepressants, patients should have laboratory testing to rule out:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Anemia
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Low estrogen levels