CH 19 NCLEX PREP

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1

Nonselective beta blockers may be used to treat hypertension and what other condition?

Supraventricular dysrhythmias

2

The nurse knows which drug is an example of a cardioselective beta blocker?

Atenolol (Tenormin)

3

When teaching a patient about beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Lopressor), it is important for the nurse to instruct the patient about which drug information?

Abrupt medication withdrawal may lead to a rebound hypertension.

4

Which is the pharmacological action of propranolol (Inderal)?

Nonselective beta-adrenergic antagonist

5

During assessment of a patient diagnosed with pheochromocytoma, the nurse auscultates a blood pressure of 210/110 mm Hg. The nurse would expect to administer which medication?

Phentolamine (Regitine)

6

The nurse understands beta blockers produce which cardiovascular effects?

Negative inotropic, negative chronotropic, and negative dromotropic

7

What is the priority nursing diagnosis for a patient prescribed metoprolol (Lopressor)?

Risk for decreased cardiac tissue perfusion related to effects of medication

8

When performing discharge instructions to a patient prescribed metoprolol (Lopressor), which statement by the nurse is correct?

"If you take your pulse and it is less than 60 beats/min, hold your medicine and call your health care provider for instructions."

9

The nurse is caring for a patient with a history of angina and hypertension who is diagnosed with moderate heart failure. The patient’s current medication regimen includes digoxin (Lanoxin), furosemide (Lasix), and quinapril (Accupril). Which medication would be most beneficial for the health care provider to add to this patient’s treatment plan?

Carvedilol (Coreg)

10

Beta blockers are used to treat which conditions? (Select all that apply.)

Hypertension

Angina pectoris

Cardiac dysrhythmias