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Term:You are caring for a clien that hasbeen admitted with a possible clottingdisorder. The clien is complaining ofexcessive bleeding and bruisingwithoutcause. You know that youshould take extra care to check forsigns of bruising or bleeding in whichcondition?Definition:hypocalcemiaTerm:earliest sign of hypovelemiaDefinition:thirstTerm:The clinic nurse is triaging a clientwho had visited a smallpox affectedcommunity 14 days ago. The client hasdeveloped a fever but no rash. Shouldthe nurse consider the client at risk forsmallpox?Definition:yes fever and rash may follow 14 daysasymptomatic daysTerm:The nursing instructor is teaching herclass about disasters. Which type ofDefinition:
radiologic disaster would theinstructor tell her students is lesslikely to cause acute radiationsyndrome (ARS)?
Term:The nurse is caring for a client who isexhibiting symptoms of tachypnea andcircumoral paresthesias. What shouldbe the nurse's first course of action?Definition:find and correct the causeTerm:The nurse is caring for a client whohas large dome-shaped lesions filledDefinition:
with clear or yellow fluid. The nurseknows that the toxic agent most likelyto be the cause is what?Term:You are caring for a 72-year-old clientwho has been admitted to your unit fora fluid volume imbalance. You knowwhich of the following is the mostcommon fluid imbalance in olderadults?Definition:dehydrationTerm:A 64-year-old client is brought in tothe clinic with thirsty, dry, stickyDefinition:
mucous membranes, decreased urineoutput, fever, a rough tongue, andlethargy. Serum sodium level is 146mEq/L. Should the nurse start salttablets when caring for this client?
Term:normal value PotassiumDefinition:3.5-5.1Term:normal value sodiumDefinition:135-145Term:normal value calciumDefinition:8.6-10Term:normal value magnesiumDefinition:1.6-2.6
Term:You are an Emergency Departmentnurse who has to care for threevictims of anthrax. The first victiminhaled the toxin, the second victimingested it, and the third victimsuffered a skin infection. Which clientshould be cared for first?Definition:the one who inhaled the toxinTerm:Which of the following conditions doesthe nurse need to confirm when he orshe taps the facial nerve of a clientwho has dysphagia?Definition:hypomagnesieaTerm:Doctor just placed Peter Smith on1000 ml fluid restriction. What is oneof the things that a nurse should dobeforeimplementing this order?Definition:
Term:A nursing instructor is teaching herclass about burns. The instructorrelates the following scenario: A nurseis caring for a severely burned clientwho now has elevated hematocrit andblood cell counts(hematoconcentration). Whatconsequences should the nurse expectin this client?

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