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A)Presence of a cough and gag reflex7.A patient with chronic lung disease is undergoing lung function testing. What test result denotes the volume of air inspired and expired with a normal breath?C)Tidal volume8.In addition to heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and temperature, the nurse needs to assess a patient’s arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2). What procedure will best accomplish this?D)Pulse oximetry9.A patient asks the nurse why an infection in his upper respiratory system is affecting the clarity of his speech. Which structure serves as the patient’s resonating chamber in speech?C)Paranasal sinuses10.A patient with a decreased level of consciousness is in a recumbent position. How should the nurse best assess the lung fields for a patient in this position?B)Turn the patient to enable assessment of all the patient’s lung fields.
11.A patient is undergoing testing to see if he has a pleural effusion. Which of the nurse’s respiratory assessment findings would be most consistent with this diagnosis?C)Lung fields dull to percussion, absent breath sounds, and a pleural friction rub12.The nurse doing rounds at the beginning of a shift notices a sputum specimen in a container sitting on the bedside table in a patient’s room. The nurse asks the patient when he produced the sputum specimen and hestates that the specimen is about 4 hours old. What action should the nurse take?B)Discard the specimen and assist the patient in obtaining another specimen.13.The nurse is assessing a newly admitted medical patient and notes there is a depression in the lower portionof the patient’s sternum. This patient’s health record should note the presence of what chest deformity?B)A funnel chest14.The medical nurse who works on a pulmonology unit is aware that several respiratory conditions can affectlung tissue compliance. The presence of what condition would lead to an increase in lung compliance?A)Emphysema15.A medical nurse has admitted a patient to the unit with a diagnosis of failure to thrive. The patient has developed a fever and cough, so a sputum specimen has been obtained. The nurse notes that the sputum is greenish and that there is a large quantity of it. The nurse notifies the patient’s physician because these symptoms are suggestive of what?C)Infection16.A patient has been diagnosed with heart failure that has not yet responded to treatment. What breath sound should the nurse expect to assess on auscultation?
D)Crackles17.A patient has a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The nurse is aware that neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis may lead to a decreased vital capacity. What does vital capacity measure?D)The maximal volume of air exhaled from the point of maximal inspiration18.While assessing an acutely ill patient’s respiratory rate, the nurse assesses four normal breaths followed by an episode of apnea lasting 20 seconds. How should the nurse document this finding?
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, shortness of breath