NURS 6630 Psychopharmacology Assignment Paper

NURS 6630 Psychopharmacology Assignment Paper

NURS 6630 Psychopharmacology Assignment Paper

Approaches to Treatment Midterm Exam Week 6

  1. Question: A patient is being treated with fluoxetine but is concerned about the adverse effects. When describing the adverse effects of fluoxetine, which statement displays accurate patient teaching?
  2. Question: A patient who was just moved after attempting suicide has a history of schizophrenia, depression, and fibromyalgia. He’s now on Amitriptyline (Elavil), Lisinopril, aspirin, and fluoxetine (Prozac). What is the appropriate course of action for the PMHNP with this client when assessing the psychiatric drugs and the cause for admission?
  3. Question: Which statement about neurotransmitters and medications is true?
  4. Question: A patient is seeking pharmacological treatment for smoking cessation. Which drug class does the PMHNP prescribe to the patient?
  5. Question: A 25-year-old female patient is being … milnacipran to treat fibromyalgia, and expresses concern regarding “how she will feel and look” from taking the medicine. Which statement correctly describes the side effects as a result of taking this medication?
  6. Question: Which statement made by the patient suggests the patient will need to … treated with antipsychotics that target paranoid psychosis?
  7. Question:What does the PMHNP understand regarding this patient’s response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)/SNRI treatment?
  8. Question:Which response by the PMHNP indicates proper understanding of drug-drug interactions? NURS 6630C-8, NURS-6630N-8, Approaches to Treatment: Exam – Week 6 Midterm
  9. Question: Mrs. Schwartzman is a 52-year-old patient with schizophrenia and no established history of depression. When meeting with the PMHNP, she presents with apathy and withdrawn social behavior, and she reports a loss of joy from enjoyable activities. What does the PMHNP infer from this encounter with the patient?
  10. Question: The PMHNP understands that the potential of alcohol abuse in the anxious client is higher for the following reasons:
  11. Question: A 51-year-old female patient presents with symptoms of depression, including lack of motivation and difficulty sleeping. What risk factors would increase her vulnerability for a diagnosis of depression?
  12. Question: A patient who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder without mania, asks the PMHNP why he is being … a mood stabilizer. What is the appropriate response?
  13. Question: After ordering flumazenil (Rumazicon) the PMHNP cautions the staff to monitor for which possible effect?
  14. Question: When an unstable patient asks why it is necessary to add medications to his current regimen, the PMHNP’s best response would be:
  15. Question: The PMNHP is assessing a 29-year-old client who takes antipsychotics that block D2 receptors. This client has … to develop a common side effect of this medication. What is this side effect?
  16. Question: The nurse education knows that teaching was effective when one of the students compares fluvoxamine to sertraline and notes which of the following similarities?
  17. Question: A patient was diagnosed with GAD 4 weeks ago and was placed on Clonazepam (klonopin) twice a day and citalopram (citalopram (celexa)) once daily. When he asks the PMHNP why it is necessary to wean him off of the Clonazepam (klonopin) the best response is:

Approaches to Treatment: Exam – Week 11 Final

  1. Question: Brandon is a noncompliant patient who comes to the clinic seeking therapy for his alcoholism. The PMHNP assesses the patient and decides that a long-acting injectable that inhibits mu-receptors is the best therapeutic choice for Brandon. What medications should the PMHNP recommend?
  2. Question: Sandra complains of constipation after being on quetiapine (SEROQUEL) for several weeks. Constipation is likely caused by the binding of quetiapine (SEROQUEL) to which receptor?
  3. Question: Even though both of these medications are useful in the treatment of ADHD, their actions are different. Atomoxetine is a selective ______ reuptake inhibitor, while bupropion is a selective ______ reuptake inhibitor.
  4. Question: An adult patient presents with a history of alcohol addiction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Given these comorbidities, the PMHNP determines which of the following medications may … the best treatment option?
  5. Question: The PMHNP is attempting to treat a patient’s chronic insomnia and wishes to start with an initial prescription that has a half-life of approximately 1–2 hours. What is the most appropriate prescription for the PMHNP to make?
  6. Question: A patient with chronic insomnia and depression is taking trazodone (Oleptro) but complains of feeling drowsy during the day. What can the PMHNP do to reduce the drug’s daytime sedating effects?
  7. Question: A young patient is … Vyvanse. During the follow-up appointment, which comment made by the patient makes the PMHNP think that the dosing is being done incorrectly?
  8. Question: Alcohol enhances inhibition at _______synapses and reduces excitation at _______ synapses.
  9. Question: A patient’s daughter calls your office with concerns that her mother is having significant gastrointestinal side effects. You review the patient’s chart and realize she is having side effects from donepezil (ARICEPT). What is the mechanism of the gastrointestinal disturbances?
  10. Question: Which of the following anticonvulsants increases serotonergic neurotransmission and GABAergic transmission, while decreasing glutamatergic neurotransmission?

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