Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Exam Study Questions and Correct Answers 2023 Update
A patient with mitral valve disease is admitted to a medical unit with fever, chills, SOB,
malaise and a newly developed cardiac murmur. Based on the patient's new diagnosis of
endocarditis, the nurse will begin preparing him for discharge by teaching about: a.
b. warfarin (Coumadin) therapy.
c. self-administration of IV antibiotics.
d. the need for fluid restrictions. - c. self-administration of IV antibiotics.
A patient with hypercholesterolemia was prescribed pravastatin (Prevachol). The nurse
should teach the patent about which of the following side effects for this medication? a.
d. Hypotension - a. Muscle weakness
Ms. Parsons, age 65, is transferred to a medical telemetry unit after several days in the
coronary care unit for treatment of an acute MI. Ms. Parsons remains very anxious, with
occasional episodes of chest pressure. Which medication does the nurse prepare for Ms.
Parsons to decrease her anxiety and improve cardiac output?
a. Nitroprusside (Nipride)
b. Diazepam (Valium)
c. Morphine sulfate (MS)
d. Dopamine (Intropin) - c. Morphine sulfate (MS)