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NCLEX & CGFNS Practice Questions

Below are recent practice questions under Unit 2: PHARMACOLOGY – Drugs for the Cardiovascular System. You can view your scores and the answers to all the questions by clicking on the SHOW RESULT red button at the end of the question.

1. The client diagnosed with stage D congestive heart failure (CHF) has a brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level greater than 1500. Which medication would the nurse anticipate the HCP prescribing?


2. Which assessment data should the nurse obtain prior to administering a calcium channel blocker?


3. Based on an understanding of beta blockers used for unstable angina, the nurse administers a beta blocker because of which of the following actions?


4. A client is receiving felodipine (Plendil) for hypertension. In the care plan the nurse includes the need to monitor the client for which adverse effect?


5. The nurse concludes that the hypertensive client taking furosemide (Lasix) demonstrates understanding of the drug when the client states the importance of increasing intake of which beverage?


6. Nifedipine (Procardia) is being initiated for a client with elevated blood pressure. What health teaching would be most appropriate? The client should:


7. In teaching a hypertensive client about the side effects of propranolol (Inderal) the nurse plans to include which side effect of this medication therapy?


8. Which data would indicate to the nurse that simvastatin (Zocor), an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, is effective?


9. An 80 year-old client on digitalis (Lanoxin) reports nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and halo vision. Which of the following laboratory results should the nurse analyze FIRST?



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