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Middle cerebral arteryCorrect Answer: d. Middle cerebral artery Question 11 1 out of 1 pointsA patient has memory loss of events that occurred before a head injury. What cognitive disorder does the nurse suspect the patient is experiencing?Selected Answer:c. Retrograde amnesiaCorrect Answer: c. Retrograde amnesia Question 12 1 out of 1 points
When a patient has a peculiar sensation that immediately precedes a seizure, what term should the nurse use to describe this sensation?Selected Answer:d.AuraCorrect Answer: d.Aura Question 13 1 out of 1 pointsWhen planning care for a child in pain, which principle should the nurse remember? The pain threshold in children is _____ that of adults.Selected Answer:b. Lower thanCorrect Answer: b. Lower than Question 14 1 out of 1 pointsA 33-year-old male is brought to the ER for treatment of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.An MRI reveals an injury of the cervical cord. Cord swelling in this region may be life threatening because:Selected Answer:c. Diaphragm function may be impaired.Correct Answer: c. Diaphragm function may be impaired. Question 15
1 out of 1 pointsA 40-year-old male complains of uncontrolled excessive movement and progressive dysfunction of intellectual and thought processes. He is experiencing movement problems that begin in the face and arms that eventually affect the entire body. The most likely diagnosis is:Selected Answer:b. Huntington diseaseCorrect Answer: b. Huntington disease Question 16 1 out of 1 pointsA 20-year-old male was at the supermarket when he fell to the ground. Bystanders reported that he lost consciousness and his body tensed up then relaxed, then tensed and relaxed several times. He most likely was experiencing a(n):Selected Answer:d. Tonic-clonic seizureCorrect Answer: d. Tonic-clonic seizure Question 17 1 out of 1 pointsAn older adult is admitted to the ER following a fall. The patient complains of pain in the back. The patient has a history of osteoporosis. The nurse would expect the patient’s injury and subsequent pain is most likely due to:Selected Answer:d. A spinal compression fractureCorrect Answer: d.
A spinal compression fracture Question 18 1 out of 1 pointsA 60-year-old female with a recent history of head trauma and a long-term history of hypertension presents to the ER for changes in mental status. MRI reveals that she had a hemorrhagic stroke. Whatdoes the nurse suspect caused this type of stroke?Selected Answer:c. AneurysmCorrect Answer: c. Aneurysm Question 19 1 out of 1 pointsWhich finding indicates the patient is having complications from heat stroke?Selected Answer:b. Cerebral edema and degeneration of the CNSCorrect Answer: b. Cerebral edema and degeneration of the CNS Question 20 1 out of 1 pointsParents of a 3-month-old infant bring him to the emergency room (ER) after he has had a seizure. He has muscle rigidity, and the parents report they are of Jewish ancestry. For what genetic disease should this infant be screened?