31. A professional football player is seen in the emergency department after losing consciousness from an illegal block. Prior to discharge, the nurse assists the patient to schedule an outpatient computed tomography (CT) scan for the next day. Which strategy should the nurse use to ensure the patient remembers the appointment?
a.Write the appointment day, time, and location on a piece of paper and give it to the player.b.Log the appointment day, time, and location into the players cell phone calendar feature.c.Ask the health care provider to admit the patient to the hospital overnight.d.Verbally inform the patient of the appointment day, time, and location.ANS: BThis player may have suffered repeated head injuries with damage to the hippocampus. The hippocampus has significant role in maintaining memory. Logging the appointment into the players cell phone calendar will remind him of the appointment the next day. Paper will be lost, and the patient is unlikely to remember verbal instruction. Hospitalization is unnecessary. See relationship to audience response question. Caution: This question requires students to apply previous learning regarding central nervous system anatomy and physiology. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Apply (Application) REF: Page 46-47 (Table 3-2) TOP: Nursing Process: Implementation MSC: Client Needs: Safe, Effective Care Environment MULTIPLE RESPONSE 1. A nurse prepares to administer a second-generation antipsychotic medication to a patient diagnosed with schizophrenia. Additional monitoring for adverse effects
will be most important if the patient has which co-morbid health problems? Select all that apply. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Apply (Application) REF: Page 60-61 TOP: Nursing Process: Planning MSC: Client Needs: Physiological Integrity
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