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Pharm. Ch. 39 (Antibiotics Part 2)

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The nurse would monitor which laboratory values in a patient receiving intravenous gentamicin (Garamycin)?
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Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine
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The nurse will question the use of a floroquinolone antibiotic in a patient already prescribed which medication?
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amiodarone
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Which is a complication of vancomycin infusions?
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Red man syndrome
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When teaching a patient being discharged on linezolid (Zyvox) to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the nurse must emphasize the importance of
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avoiding ingestion of foods containing tyramine.
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The nurse should assess a patient for nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity when administering which antimicrobial?
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gentamicin
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When planning care for a patient receiving once-daily intravenous gentamicin therapy, the nurse schedules a trough drug level to be drawn
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12 hours after completing the antibiotic infusion.
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The nurse would teach a patient receiving metronidazole (Flagyl) to avoid ingestion of which drink?
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Wine
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The patient’s culture has grown gram-positive cocci, and the patient is prescribed two different antibiotics, one of which is gentamicin. To treat this type of infection, which type of drug is typically prescribed with gentamicin?
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A penicillin
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A patient is prescribed metronidazole (Flagyl) for a gynecologic infection, and she provides a list of medications she takes routinely to the nurse. Which medication would lead the nurse to question the order for Flagyl?
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lithium