The ED nurse is assessing the respiratory function of a teenage girl who

The ed nurse is assessing the respiratory function of

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34. The ED nurse is assessing the respiratory function of a teenage girl who presented with acute shortness of breath. Auscultation reveals continuous wheezes during inspiration and expiration. This finding is most suggestive what? A) PleurisyB) EmphysemaC) AsthmaD) Pneumonia 35. The nurse is caring for a patient who has been scheduled for a bronchoscopy. How should the nurse prepare the patientfor this procedure? 36. A nurse educator is reviewing the implications of the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve with regard to the case of a current patient. The patient currently has normal hemoglobin levels, but significantly decreased SaO2 and PaO2 levels. What is an implication of this physiological state? 37. A medical patient rings her call bell and expresses alarm to the nurse, stating, Ive just coughed up this blood. That cantbe good, can it? How can the nurse best determine whether the source of the blood was the patients lungs?
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6 38. The nurse is completing a patients health history with regard to potential risk factors for lung disease. What interview question addresses the most significant risk factor for respiratory diseases? A) Have you ever been employed in a factory, smelter, or mill? B) Does anyone in your family have any form of lung disease? C) Do you currently smoke, or have you ever smoked? D) Have you ever lived in an area that has high levels of air pollution? 39. A patient on the medical unit has told the nurse that he is experiencing significant dyspnea, despite that he has not recently performed any physical activity. What assessment question should the nurse ask thepatient while preparing to perform a physical assessment? A) On a scale from 1 to 10, how bad would rate your shortness of breath? B) When was the last time you ate or drank anything? C) Are you feeling any nausea along with your shortness of breath? D) Do you think that some medication might help you catch your breath?
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