A patient who has diabetes reports intense discomfort when needing to void. A urinalysis is normal. To treat this, the primary care NP should consider prescribing:
oxybutynin chloride (Ditropan XL).
A patient reports difficulty returning to sleep after getting up to go to the bathroom every night. A physical examination and a sleep hygiene history are noncontributory. The primary care NP should prescribe:
A 5-year-old child who has no previous history of otitis media is seen in clinic with a temperature of 100° F. The primary care NP visualizes bilateral erythematous, nonbulging, intact tympanic membranes. The child is taking fluids well and is playing with toys in the examination room. The NP should:
prescribe azithromycin once daily for 5 days.
prescribe amoxicillin twice daily for 10 days.
prescribe amoxicillin-clavulanate twice daily for 10 days.
initiate antibiotic therapy if the child’s condition worsens.
An 80-year-old patient with congestive heart failure has a viral upper respiratory infection. The patient asks the primary care NP about treating the fever, which is 38.5° C. The NP should:
recommend high-dose acetaminophen.
tell the patient that antibiotics are needed with a fever that high.
tell the patient a fever less than 40° C does not need to be treated.