Respiratory Question #9


The nurse is performing an admission assessment for a hospitalized client with a diagnosis of asthma. The nurse questions the admitting order for ipratropium bromide (Atrovent) because the client had a history of which condition?


  1. Cushing’s disease.
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  2. Edema.
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  3. Glaucoma.
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  4. Anticoagulation therapy.
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Ipratropium bromide (Atrovent) is an anticholinergic, which is contraindicated with angle-closure glaucoma since it might raise intraocular pressure and inhibit aqueous humor flow. The other choices are not as important in determining contraindications.

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