CH 20 NCLEX PREP
Cholinergic (parasympathomimetic) drugs have which therapeutic effect?
Increased gastrointestinal (GI) motility
Cholinergic (parasympathomimetic) drugs are indicated for which situation?
To lower intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma
The nurse is performing postoperative teaching for a patient prescribed bethanechol (Urecholine). The patient is prescribed this drug for the treatment of which condition?
What is an adverse effect of bethanechol (Urecholine)?
The nurse administering donepezil (Aricept) to a patient with Alzheimer’s disease understands this drug has which expected therapeutic action?
Increases levels of acetylcholine in the brain by blocking its breakdown
When providing teaching to a patient diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, which instruction regarding the administration of physostigmine (Antilirium) is MOSTappropriate?
Instruct the patient to take the medication 30 minutes before meals.
The health care provider prescribes donepezil (Aricept) for a patient. The patient states to the nurse, “I have no idea why I take this medication.” The nurse knows the administration of donepezil (Aricept) is MOST commonly associated with what condition?
The nurse is providing care for a patient with a tricyclic antidepressant overdose. The health care provider prescribes physostigmine (Antilirium) intravenously at 0.02 mg/kg repeated every 5 to 10 minutes to achieve the desired effect for the patient. The patient weighs 92 lb. What dose amount will the nurse administer every 5 to 10 minutes?
The nurse is providing education to a patient on the primary uses of cholinergic drugs. Which uses would the nurse include in the teaching? (Select all that apply.)
Stimulate bladder emptying
Decrease intraocular pressure