Expected Actions/Outcomes

by Diana Shenefield, PhD

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    Today we're going to talk about expected actions and outcomes, and we're talking about pharmacology, which again, is a very big part of NCLEX. My name is Diana Shenefield. So let's dive into this. We're going to talk about a little bit of overview. And again, as I just mentioned, pharmacology is a big part of NCLEX. It's so important that you know common drugs. And so we're going to talk a little bit about what is expected. Again, I want you to read your learning outcomes. If at any point in time you don't feel like that you've met those outcomes or you're confused about those outcomes, make sure you go back to your pharmacology book and review. So we're going to start out with a question just to kind of get your mind thinking about the topic that we're going to talk about. A patient with disseminated herpes zoster is given IV hydrocortisone. We know that's probably Solu-Cortef. Which lab value does the nurse expect to be elevated as a result of this therapy? Again, there are certain drugs that you're going to need to know. There are certain disease processes that are common. And so you're going to want to be able to put this together. So, what do you think? Calcium, glucose, magnesium, or potassium? Hopefully, you picked glucose. Glucose and steroids always go together. So whenever you have a patient that is on a steroid, always be thinking about glucose. Second, a patient with a ventricular septal repair is receiving dopamine, which we know, works on the heart, postoperatively. Which response is expected? Again, you may not know exactly every single drug, but there should be hints in the question, and there should certain things about certain drugs that ring true to you. So should...

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    The lecture Expected Actions/Outcomes by Diana Shenefield, PhD is from the course Physiological Integrity. It contains the following chapters:

    • Expected Actions and Outcomes
    • Routes of Administration

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Give drug on an empty stomach with a full glass of water
    2. Administer drug with meals
    3. Give drug with a full glass of milk to prevent gastric irritation
    4. Give drug with a glass of orange juice or other source of vitamin C
    1. 1130-1930
    2. 0930-1030
    3. 1130-1430
    4. 1530-1930
    1. “It slows down the motility of the intestine thereby increasing fluid absorption”
    2. “Because of the increased sodium in the stool fluid moves into the bloodstream”
    3. “It increases the bulk in the intestines resulting decreased peristalsis”
    4. “It decreases circulation of blood to the bowels making them less reactive to stimulation.”
    1. Decreased urethral obstruction
    2. Hypotension
    3. Syncope
    4. Decreased urinary frequency
    5. Increased urine flow

    Author of lecture Expected Actions/Outcomes

     Diana Shenefield, PhD

    Diana Shenefield, PhD

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