The nurse is caring for a postoperative patient after

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15. The nurse is caring for a postoperative patient. After instructing the patient to cough and deep-breathe, what action should the nurse take next? a. Offer a warm drink. b. Perform mouth care. c. Deliver oxygen by mask. d. Take the patient’s temperature. ANS: B Mouth care should be offered after deep breathing and coughing to clear the mouth of unpleasant taste. MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE 3RD EDITION DEWIT TEST BANK
PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 270 OBJ: 5 (clinical) TOP: Mouth Care KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Basic Care and Comfort 16. A patient is admitted to the medical unit with an acute illness accompanied by a fever for the last 3 days. What will likely be the patient’s respiratory response?
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PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: 269 OBJ: 2 (theory) TOP: Hypocapnia KEY: Nursing Process Step: Assessment MSC: NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Physiological Adaptation 17. The nurse is caring for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) who has been in the hospital for several days. The patient complains of shortness of breath and asks the nurse to turn up his oxygen to compensate for his labored breathing. What is the best nursing response?
NURSINGTB.COM PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Analysis REF: 263 OBJ: 7 (clinical) TOP: Respiration Control KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Safe, Effective Care Environment: Management of Care MULTIPLE RESPONSE

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