A. “I can sit down to put on my pants and shoes” B. “I try to exercise every day and rest when I’m tired” C. “My son removed all loose rugs from my bedroom” D. “I do not need to use my walker to get to the bathroom”
+ Carbidopa-levodopa is prescribed to a patient with Parkinson’s. The nurse monitors the patient for side and adverse effects. Which finding indicates that the patient is experiencing an adverse effect? A. Pruritus B. Tachycardia C. Hypertension D. Impaired voluntary movements
+ A male patient with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) has been admitted recently to a long-term care facility. Which action should the health care team take in order to promote adequate nutrition for this patient? A. Provide multivitamins with each meal B. Provide a diet that is low in complex carbohydrates and high in protein C. Provide small, frequent meals throughout the day that are easy to chew and swallow D. Provide the patient with a minced or pureed diet that is high in potassium and low in sodium
+ What should be included in the post-op teaching of the patient who has undergone cataract surgery? Select all that apply A. Eye discomfort is often relieved with mild analgesics B. A decline in visual acuity is common for the first week C. Stay on bed rest and limit activity for the first few days D. Notify surgeon if an increase in redness or drainage occurs E. Nighttime eye shielding and activity restricts are essential to prevent eyestrain
+ Which strategies would best assist the nurse in communicating with a patient who has hearing loss? Select all that apply A. Over-enunciate speech B. Speak normally and slowly C. Exaggerate facial expressions D. Raise the voice to a higher pitch E. Write out names or difficult words
+ During the early post-op period, a patient who has undergone a cataract extraction complains of nausea and severe eye pain over the operative site. What should be the initial nursing action? A. Call the HCP B. Reassure the patient that this is normal C. Turn the patient onto his/her operative side D. Administer the prescribed pain medication and antiemetic
+ The nurse is developing a teaching plan for a patient with glaucoma. Which instruction should the nurse include in the plan of care? A. Avoid overuse of the eyes B. Decrease the amount of salt in the diet C. Eyen medications will need to be administered for life D. Decrease fluid intake to decrease the intraocular pressure
+ The nurse is performing an assessment on a patient with a suspected diagnosis of cataracts. Which clinical manifestation should the nurse expect to note in the early stages of cataract formation? A. Diplopia B. Eye pain C. Floating spots D. Blurred vision
+ The nurse is preparing a teaching plan for a patient who had a cataract extraction with intraocular implantation. Which home care measures should the nurse include in the plan?
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