Maintain a patent airway
6. A nurse is caring for a client who came the emergency dept reporting chest pain.
The provider suspects a myocardial infarction. While waiting for the laboratory to
report the client’s troponin levels, the client asks what this blood test will show.
The nurse should explain that troponin is
7. A nurse is assessing a client who has disseminated intravascular coagulation
(DIC). Which of the following should the nurse expect in the findings?
a. Excessive thrombosis and bleeding
b. Progressive increase in platelet production
c. Immediate sodium and fluid retention
Increased clotting factors
8. A nurse is about to administer warfarin (Coumadin) to a client who has atrial
fibrillation. When the client asks what his medication will do, which of the
following is an appropriate nursing response?
9. A nurse in a cardiac care unit is caring for a client with acute heart failure. Which
of the following findings should the nurse expect?