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The nurse is admitting a client to hospital with a history of chronic cancer pain

Question : The nurse is admitting a client to hospital with a history of chronic cancer pain : 2135449

11. The nurse is admitting a client to hospital with a history of chronic cancer pain. When reviewing the client’s home medications, which of the following medications should be of most concern?

a. Amitriptyline 50 mg at bedtime

b. Oxycodone 80 mg twice daily

c. Ibuprofen 800 mg three times daily

d. Meperidine 25 mg every 4 hours

12. The nurse is caring for a client with cancer pain that the client describes as at “level 8 (0–10 scale), deep, and aching.” Which of the following prescribed medications should the nurse administer first?

a. Fentanyl patch

b. Ketorolac tablets PO

c. Hydromorphone IV

d. Acetaminophen suppository

13. The nurse is caring for a client with diabetes who has chronic burning leg pain even when taking oxycodone twice daily. Which of the following prescribed medications is the most appropriate choice for the nurse to administer as an adjuvant to decrease the client’s pain?

a. Acetylsalicylic acid

b. Dextroamphetamine

c. Amitriptyline

d. Acetaminophen

14. The nurse is preparing a client for discharge who has been receiving morphine 10 mg IV for pain and will continue to take morphine PO at home. Which of the following dosages is an equianalgesic oral dose for this client?

a. 10 mg

b. 20 mg

c. 30 mg

d. 40 mg

15. These medications are prescribed by the health care provider for a client who uses long-acting morphine for chronic back pain, but still has ongoing pain. Which of the following medications should the nurse question?

a. Morphine

b. Pentazocine

c. Celecoxib

d. Dexamethasone

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