The nurse is caring for a patient who begins to complain of shortness of breath. Upon further assessment, the nurse notes 3+ pitting edema bilaterally in the lower extremities. Which medication taken by the patient would most concern the nurse with regard to these findings?
patient is vulnerable to opportunistic infections, especially if there were an indication of the HIV conversion to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Which of the following findings would most concern the nurse?
Very low helper T lymphocyte count
A patient comes to the emergency department after having been exposed to a foreign antigen. The nurse anticipates that which antibody class was fist to respond?
IgM---first to increase
Which of the following patients may receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine without caution?
Child being treated for mild febrile illness
Which of the following describes the etiology of the thrush?
A patient has just received a prescription for a 10-day course penicillin for the treatment of strep throat. What patient education is essential for the nurse to provide?
The entire course of the drug must be taken to prevent the recurrence of infection and potential resistance.