Chapter 13 Anthelmintic Agents
1. List the common worms that cause disease in humans. Which is the most common worm infestation in the united states? In the world? Differentiate between intestinal and tissue invading worms
2. Develop a medication card for the prototype anthelmintic drug, mebendazole. Include therapeutic actions, indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, and common adverse reactions on the medication card. Compare and contrast mebendazole to other anthelmintics. Summarize the similarities and differences.
3. Develop a teaching plan for a young adult diagnosed with a pinworm infection. What nursing consideration are appropriate for this patient? Include a rationale for each nursing consideration.
4. Go to the centers for disease control and prevention web site: http://www.cdc.gov search for information on worms that cause human disease. Determine what type of worm disease occur most commonly in the united states and the incidence of these diseases