Wednesday, June 14, 2023

A client with myocardial infarction is receiving tissue plasminogen activator, alteplase (Activase, tPA).. Observe for signs of bleeding



A client with myocardial infarction is receiving tissue plasminogen activator, alteplase (Activase, tPA).

While on the therapy, the nurse plans to prioritize which of the following?

  • A- Observe for neurological changes.
  • B- Monitor for any signs of renal failure.
  • C- Check the food diary.
  • D- Observe for signs of bleeding.

Answer: D. Observe for signs of bleeding.

Bleeding is the priority concern for a client taking thrombolytic medication.
Options A and B: Are monitored but are not the primary concern.
Option C: is not related to the use of medication.