Coursept29.docx - CHAPT 29 LEVEL 1 A client with chronic heart failure is receiving digoxin 0.25 mg by mouth daily and furosemide 20 mg by mouth twice

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CHAPT 29 LEVEL 1 A client with chronic heart failure is receiving digoxin 0.25 mg by mouth daily and furosemide 20 mg by mouth twice daily. The nurse should assess the client for what sign of digoxin toxicity? Which is a key diagnostic indicator of heart failure? A client diagnosed with heart failure presents with a temperature of 99.1° F, pulse 100 beats/minute, respirations 42 breaths/minute, BP 110/50 mm Hg; crackles in both lung bases; nausea; and pulse oximeterreading of 89%. Which finding indicates a need for immediate attention? A client is already being treated for hypertension. The doctor is concerned about the potential for heart failure, and has the client returnfor regular -ups. What does hypertension have to do with heart failure? The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a client with heart failure preparing to leave the following day. What type of diet should thenurse request the dietitian to discuss with the client? A patient is prescribed digitalis preparations. Which of the conditions should the nurse closely monitor when caring for the patient? A patient in severe pulmonary edema is being intubated by the respiratory therapist. What priority action by the nurse will assist in the confirmation of tube placement in the proper position in the trachea? The diagnosis of heart failure is usually confirmed by which of the following? A client with heart failure reports a sudden change in the ability to perceive colors. The client reports nausea, and assessment reveals an irregular pulse of 39 beats per minute. What is the nurse'sbestaction? The nurse is caring for a client with a history of heart failure and a sudden onset of tachypnea. What is the nurse'spriorityaction?
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The nurse is teaching a group of clients with heart failure about how to decrease leg edema. What dietary advice will the nurse give to clients with severe heart failure? The nurse is obtaining data on an older adult client. What finding may indicate to the nurse the early symptom of heart failure?
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