NUR307 All Quizzes Questions & Answers 2022, Mercer University/
1. A client asks, "What is the difference between antitussive medications and
expectorants?" What information should the nurse's response be based upon?
A. Antitussives suppress coughing while expectorants loosen bronchial secretions.
B. Antitussives liquefy bronchial secretions while expectorants assist in the expectoration of
C. Both drug types loosen bronchial secretions for ease of removal.
D. Antitussives kill cold viruses while expectorants liquefy bronchial se- cretions.: A.
Antitussives suppress coughing, and expectorants loosen bronchial secretions.
2. True/False: Mucolytics are often used for patients with cystic fibrosis, COPD, or
tuberculosis.: True; add pneumonia
3. A group of nursing students are reviewing information about expectorants. The students
demonstrate understanding when they identify which medica- tion as an example?
Acetylcysteine Benzonatate Guaifenesin
4. When describing the action of decongestants, a nurse integrates knowl- edge of this class
of drugs, identifying which mechanism?
Nonselectively binding to central and peripheral H1 receptors Vasoconstriction of small
blood vessels of the nasal membranes Selectively binding to peripheral H1 receptors
Anesthetizing stretch receptors in the respiratory passages: Vasoconstriction of small blood
vessels of the nasal membranes
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