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____ 31. The nurse is beginning morning care after receiving report. Which patient should the nurse monitor most closely for symptoms of a pulmonary embolism (PE)?a. A patient who smokesb. A patient with a deep vein thrombosis in the legc. A patient with a history of radiation therapy for lung cancerd. A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)Clots in the legs can mobilize and move to the lungs.____ 32. The nurse answers a call light and finds the patient gasping for breath and looking very anxious. Basedon the patients history, the nurse believes the patient may be experiencing a pulmonary embolism (PE). Which action should the nurse take first?____ 33. A patient is diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. Which medication should the nurse anticipate administering to this patient?
____ 34. A patient with a pneumothorax has a chest drainage system. The family asks when the chest tube will be removed. What should the nurse respond to the family?____ 35. The nurse auscultates the lung sounds of a patient with a pneumothorax every 4 hours. What is the nurse listening for during this auscultation?a. Evidence of obstructionb. Presence of crackles or wheezesc. Evidence of bilateral lung soundsd. Presence of secretions in the lungsLung sounds are absent over a pneumothorax. Return of bilateral sounds signifies that the lung is reinflated.