b. lack of cortical function.c. a consistent vegetative state (VS).d. death of the brainstem.ANS: ABrain death occurs when there is cessation of function of the entire brain, including the brainstem and cerebellum. Lack of cortical function or brainstem death is not enough to define brain death. A VS is complete unawareness of the self or surrounding environment and complete loss of cognitive function.REF: p. 3649.When thought content and arousallevel are intact but a patient cannot communicate and is immobile, the patient is experiencing:REF: p. 36510.What term is used to describe an explosive, disorderly discharge of cortical neurons?REF: p. 37211.A patient has memory loss of events that occurred before a head injury. What cognitive disorder does the nurse suspect the patient is experiencing?REF: p. 36512.A 65-year-old patient who recentlysuffered a cerebral vascular accident is now unable to recognize and identify objects by touch because of injury to the sensory cortex. How should the
nurse document this finding?a. Hypomimesisb. Agnosiac. Dysphasiad. EcholaliaREF: p. 36713.A patient experiences a stroke and now has difficulty writing and producing language. This condition is most likely caused by occlusion of the:
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