patient is concerned about adverse effects of ET. The nurse will tell her that: a. an estrogen-progesterone product will reduce side effects. b. an intravaginal preparation may be best for her. c. side effects of ET are uncommon among women her age. d. transdermal preparations have fewer side effects. 2. A patient who is at risk for osteoporosis will begin taking the selective estrogen receptor modulator raloxifene (Evista). Which statement will the nurse include when teaching this patient about the medication? a. Raloxifene reduces the risk of thromboembolism. b. The drug is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. c. Use of this drug increases the risk of endometrial carcinoma. d. Vasomotor symptoms are a common side effect of this drug. 3. A nurse provides teaching to a patient who has had a hysterectomy and is about to begin hormone therapy to manage menopausal symptoms. Which statement by the patient indicates understanding of the teaching? a. Because I am not at risk for uterine cancer, I can take hormones indefinitely. b. I can take estrogen to reduce my risk of cardiovascular disease. c. I should take the lowest effective dose for the shortest time needed. d. I will need a progestin/estrogen combination since I have had a hysterectomy. 4. A nurse provides teaching to a group of nursing students about the risks and benefits of hormone therapy (HT), including estrogen therapy (ET) and combination estrogen/progestin therapy (EPT). Which statement by a student indicates understanding of the teaching? a. ET can provide protection against coronary heart disease and reverse osteoporosis. b. EPT is generally safer than ET, especially in women who have undergone hysterectomies. c. In women with established coronary heart disease, EPT can protect against myocardial infarction. d. Principle benefits of ET are suppression of menopausal symptoms and prevention of osteoporosis. 5. A postmenopausal patient who has had a hysterectomy and who has a family history of coronary heart disease reports experiencing vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse, but tells the nurse that she doesnt want to take hormones because she is afraid of adverse effects. The nurse will suggest that the woman asks her provider about: a. Depo Provera. b. Estraderm. c. low-dose estrogens. d. Premarin vaginal.
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