Respiratory Question #18


A hospitalized client with an upper respiratory infection and history of asthma and frequent bladder infections is admitted to the medical surgical floor. The nurse assigned to the client should question which ordered medication?


  1. Aspirin 325 mg PO every 4-6 hours as needed for pain or fever > 101°.
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  2. Ipratropium bromide metered aerosol inhalation 21 mcg/per inhaled dose. Two inhaled doses every 4 hours.
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  3. Methylpredisone 30 mg IV every 6 hours.
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  4. Amoxicillin 500 mg PO every 6 hours.
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Aspirin is contraindicated in clients with asthma since it may trigger bronchospasm. The other orders are appropriate for respiratory infection.

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