10 notecards = 3 pages (4 cards per page)
A pediatric patient has been prescribed methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) for an allergic response to food. The dose prescribed is 0.5 mg/kg IV every 6 hours. The patient's weight is 11.4 kg. How much will the nurse administer for one dose?
Based on the nurse’s knowledge of glucocorticoids, what instructions should be given for this drug?
D. Advise to take drug with milk, other dairy products, or food.
When discussing glucocorticoids to a patient, what statement by the nurse is accurate regarding the action of these medications?
C. They regulate carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism.
The nurse would question a prescription for steroids in a patient with which condition?
B. Diabetes mellitus
When assessing for potential adverse effects of fludrocortisone (Florinef), the nurse monitors for signs and symptoms of which condition?
Discharge teaching for a patient receiving glucocorticoids would include the use of which medication for pain management?
D. Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
The nurse should question a prescription for aminoglutethimide (Cytadren) in a patient with which condition?
B. Addison’s disease
To prevent the development of oral candidiasis when using corticosteroid inhalers, which instruction is MOST important for the nurse to teach the patient?
D. Rinse the mouth after each use.
The nurse has a prescription for a patient to receive prednisone (Deltasone) to treat contact dermatitis. The nurse would question this prescription for this patient with what condition?
C. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Which conditions is aminoglutethimide (Cytadren) used to treat? Select all that apply.
A. Cushing’s syndrome
B. Metastatic breast cancer
D. Thyroid cancer