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15. A nurse teaches a client who experiences occasional premature atrial contractions (PACs) accompanied by palpitations that resolve spontaneously without treatment. Which statement should the nurse include in this client’s teaching? a. “Minimize or abstain from caffeine.” b. “Lie on your side until the attack subsides.” c. “Use your oxygen when you experience PACs.” d. “Take amiodarone (Cordarone) daily to prevent PACs.” ANS: A PACs usually have no hemodynamic consequences. For a client experiencing infrequent PACs, the nurse should explore possible lifestyle causes, such as excessive caffeine intake and stress. Lying on the side will not prevent or resolve PACs. Oxygen is not necessary. Although medications may be needed to control symptomatic dysrhythmias, for infrequent PACs, the client first should try lifestyle changes to control them.
DIF: Applying/Application REF: 663 KEY: Patient education| cardiac electrical conduction MSC: Integrated Process: Teaching/Learning NOT: Client Needs Category: Health Promotion and Maintenance 16. The nurse asks a client who has experienced ventricular dysrhythmias about substance abuse. The client asks, “Why do you want to know if I use cocaine?” How should the nurse respond?
DIF: Remembering/Knowledge REF: 657 KEY: Cardiac electrical conduction| substance abuse MSC: Integrated Process: Nursing Process: Assessment NOT: Client Needs Category: Psychosocial Integrity
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17. A nurse supervises an unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) applying electrocardiographic monitoring. Which statement should the nurse provide to the UAP related to this procedure?
DIF: Remembering/Knowledge REF: 652 KEY: Assessment/diagnostic examination| interdisciplinary team| unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) MSC: Integrated Process: Communication and Documentation NOT: Client Needs Category: Safe and Effective Care Environment: Management of Care

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