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Chapter 24, Vital Signs 1. Upon auscultation of a client’s heart rate, the nurse notes the rate to have an irregular pattern of 72 beats/minute. The nurse notifies the physician because the client is exhibiting signs of which of the following? A) A dysrhythmia B) Tachycardia C) Bradycardia D) Hypertension Ans : Feedback: An irregular pattern of heartbeats is called a dysrhythmia. Tachycardia is an increased heart rate of 100 to 180 beats/minute. Bradycardia is a pulse rate below 60 beats/minute. The normal pulse rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Hypertension is a blood pressure that is above normal for a sustained period. 2. The nurse notes a difference in systolic blood pressure readings between the client’s arms. How will the nurse approach subsequent readings based upon this difference in blood pressures?
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