The nurse is caring for a client who has shortness of breath, +2 pitting edema bilaterally of the lower extremities, crackles in the bases of the lungs, and a weight gain of 7 pounds in 1 week. The nurse administers furosemide 40 mg IV as ordered. Which would the nurse anticipate to indicate that the furosemide was effective?

pitting edema of +3 pitting edema of +1 less shortness of breath an increase in urine output of 250 mL/hr a decrease or absence of crackles in the lungs

The nurse is preparing to administer cefazolin to a client who is allergic to penicillin. The client states that penicillin causes him to itch and be slightly short of breath. Which response by the nurse is correct?

administer the cefazolin as ordered call the pharmacy to substitute another medication hold the medication and notify the health care provider give the client diphenhydramine and then administer the cefazolin