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New Drugs 2019, part 1

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000553312.06244.76
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INSTRUCTIONS New Drugs 2019, part 1


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Lippincott Professional Development will award 1.5 contact hours and 1.5 pharmacology credits for this continuing nursing education activity. Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 1.5 contact hours, and the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Florida CE Broker #50-1223.

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New Drugs 2019, part 1

GENERAL PURPOSE: To present information about seven drugs recently approved by the FDA. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing-education activity, you should be able to: 1. Describe indications for seven newly approved drugs. 2. Identify nursing implications for these new drugs.

  1. How often should patients self-administer semaglutide?
    1. once a day
    2. twice a day
    3. once a week
  2. Teach patients who are beginning therapy with semaglutide to
    1. administer the medication immediately before a meal.
    2. administer the medication before bedtime.
    3. store the medication in a refrigerator before first use.
  3. The labeling for ertugliflozin contains a warning about the risk of
    1. permanent vision loss.
    2. lower limb amputation.
    3. myocardial infarction.
  4. Nurses should instruct patients to take each dose of ertugliflozin in the morning
    1. without regard to food.
    2. before breakfast.
    3. after breakfast.
  5. Nurses should instruct patients to report which of the following adverse reactions to ertugliflozin?
    1. nausea
    2. dysuria
    3. headache
  6. Benralizumab is administered
    1. orally.
    2. via inhalation.
    3. via subcutaneous injection.
  7. A possible adverse reaction to benralizumab is
    1. pharyngitis.
    2. arthralgia.
    3. tinnitus.
  8. Initially, benralizumab is administered once every
    1. week.
    2. 2 weeks.
    3. 4 weeks.
  9. Tezacaftor/ivacaftor is a combination medication indicated to treat
    1. asthma.
    2. cystic fibrosis.
    3. retinal dystrophy.
  10. Patients being treated with tezacaftor/ivacaftor should take the
    1. yellow tablet in the evening.
    2. blue tablet in the morning.
    3. blue tablet in the evening.
  11. Nurses could suggest that patients taking tezacaftor/ivacaftor take each dose with
    1. a whole-milk dairy product.
    2. orange juice.
    3. grapefruit juice.
  12. For treating impetigo, ozenoxacin is available in which of the following formulations?
    1. cream
    2. lotion
    3. ointment
  13. Nurses should instruct parents or their caregivers to apply ozenoxacin to the affected area
    1. once a day for 7 days.
    2. twice a day for 5 days.
    3. three times a day for 10 days.
  14. Possible adverse reactions to netarsudil include
    1. macular holes.
    2. corneal opacities.
    3. subretinal deposits.
  15. Instruct patients using other ophthalmic medications concurrently with netarsudil to administer them at least how many minutes apart?
    1. 5
    2. 10
    3. 15
  16. Netarsudil is classified as a(n)
    1. SGLT2 inhibitor.
    2. Rho kinase inhibitor.
    3. CFTR potentiator.
  17. Adverse reactions to voretigene include
    1. cataracts.
    2. uveitis.
    3. scleral discoloration.
  18. Immediately after voretigene administration, patients should remain
    1. in a semi-Fowler position.
    2. prone.
    3. supine.
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