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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A nurse admits a clinet transferred from the emergency room (ER). The client, diagnosed with a myocardial infarction, is complaing of substernal chest pain, diaphoresis and nausea. What should be the first action taken by the nurse?

  1. “Get the PRN 12 lead EKG taken”
  2. “Administer morphine sulfate as ordered”
  3. “Flexion of the legs with rebound tenderness”
  4. “Hyperflexion of the neck with rebound flexion of the legs”

The correct answer is 2 – Administer morphine sulfate as ordered

Morphine sulfate is an opioid analgesic (pain reliever). It targets the CNS, and among other things, acts as a vasodilator (blood vessel dilation).

More information on morphine sulfate can be found here on WebMD.


Written by stereotypicalone

May 18, 2009 at 22:13

Posted in NCLEX

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