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The nurse is assessing the heart rate and rhythm of the client receiving an electrocardiogram (ECG). The nurse notes the absence of P waves with an irregular, wavy pattern and rapid ventricular rate greater than 100. The nurse interprets the rhythm as which of the following?The nurse is preparing a client for discharge who has risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). The nurse understands the client's nonmodifiable risk factor is which of the following?The nurse is caring for a client with left ventricular failure. The client's multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan showed an ejection fraction of 35%. Which assessment finding is the earliest indicator of decreased tissue perfusion?The nurse is admitting a client with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The nurse notes which of the following signs consistent with PAD? Select all that apply:
Brittle nailsCramping muscle pain with activityRationale: Chronic reduction of oxygenation and nutrients to the skin results in hair loss, dry scaling skin, ulcerations and brittle nails; Page# 691The nurse is caring for a client with right-sided heart failure (HF). Which finding is not consistent with thisdisorder?A client has returned from the cardiac catheterization laboratory with a dressing to the right groin. The nurse should give the highest priority to which of the following assessment findings? Select all that apply: