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?
- Cushing’s disease.
- Anticoagulation therapy.
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.