The nurse is monitoring the electrocardiograms of several patients on a cardiac

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17) The nurse is monitoring the electrocardiograms of several patients on a cardiac telemetry unit. The patients are directly visible to the nurse, and all of the patients are observed to be sitting up and talking with visitors. Which patient’s rhythm would require the nurse to take immediate action? 18) Cardioversion is attempted for a patient with atrial flutter and a rapid ventricular response. After the delivering 50 joules by synchronized cardioversion, the patient develops ventricular fibrillation. Which action should the nurse take immediately ? 19)The nurse performs discharge teaching for a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Which statement by the patient indicates to the nurse that further teaching is needed? 20) A patient develops third-degree heart block and reports feeling chest pressure and shortness of breath. Which instructions should the nurse provide to the patient before initiating emergency transcutaneous pacing? CHAPTER 37 INFLAMMATORY AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISORDERS 1)A 55-yr-old female patient develops acute pericarditis after a myocardial infarction. Which assessment finding indicates a possible complication? 2) The nurse is teaching a community group about preventing rheumatic fever. What information should the nurse include? 3) A 72-yr-old man with a history of aortic stenosis is admitted to the emergency department. He reports severe left-sided chest pressure radiating to the jaw. Which medication, if ordered by the health care provider, should the nurse question? 4) The nurse provides discharge instructions for a 40-yr-old woman newly diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. Which statement indicates that further teaching is necessary? 5) While admitting a patient with pericarditis, the nurse will assess for what manifestations of this disorder?
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6) The nurse conducts a complete physical assessment on a patient admitted with infective endocarditis. Which finding is significant?
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  • Fall '09
  • acute myocardial infarction, infarction

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