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13.A nurse is providing home care for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Which order should the nurse question? 14.A patient prescribed theophylline for asthma has a theophylline level of 3 mcg/dL. What should the nurse do? 15.The nurse enters the room of a patient who is acutely short of breath. Which action should the nurse take first? 16.The nurse is providing care for a patient prescribed tiotropium (Spiriva). Which statement should be included in the patient education? 17.The nurse is caring for a patient with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Which medication can help reduce acute dyspnea associated with this disease? 18.A patient’s arterial blood gas analysis shows a PaCO2 of 62 mm Hg. What action should the nurse take? 19.A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease works with the nurseto set a goal of ambulating to the bathroom with oxygen. Which statement best documents progress toward this goal? 20.A patient with cystic fibrosis has ineffective airway clearance. What intervention would worsen this problem? 21.The nurse is assisting in the preparation of content that focuses on respiratory health for a community health fair. What should the nurse include as a major risk factor for many respiratory problems? 22.A patient has difficulty raising pulmonary secretions, and the nurse writes a nursing diagnosis of Ineffective Airway Clearance related to weak cough and fatigue. What would best help the patient maintain a clear airway? 23.A patient with a lung infection has blood-tinged sputum. What term shouldthe nurse use to document this finding? 24.A nurse performs purified protein derivative and Candida skin tests on a patient suspected of TB. After 48 hours, what finding at the injection sites should the nurse document as a positive result? 25.A patient with suspected TB is prescribed a Candida skin test. What should the nurse explain as the purpose of this test? 26.The nurse is reviewing the health histories for an assigned group of patients. Which patient should the nurse identify as being the most at riskfor TB?
27.The nurse is reviewing medication orders for a patient with TB. Which drugs should the nurse expect to have prescribed for this patient?