14 the nurse is reviewing the laboratory results of

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14. The nurse is reviewing the laboratory results of an assigned patient. The serum bilirubin is 2.8 mg/dL. The nurse anticipates that the patient’s urine will display which finding? a. Dark color b. Low specific gravity c. Very scant amount d. Foul odor ANS: A Normal serum bilirubin is 0.1 to 1.2 mg/dL. Jaundice is present at readings above 2.5 mg/dL. The patient who is jaundiced will have dark, tea-colored urine. Specific gravity refers to the concentration of the urine. The amount and odor of urine will not be directly influenced by the bilirubin level. MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE 3RD EDITION DEWIT TEST BANK
PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: 637 OBJ: 7 TOP: Liver Disorder: Assessment KEY: Nursing Process Step: Assessment MSC: NCLEX: Health Promotion and Maintenance 15. The nurse is caring for a patient who is complaining of postoperative gas pain. What intervention should nurse implement?
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d. Offer chilled vegetable juice. ANS: A Ambulation is the most effective method for helping a patient expel gas. Hot or cold beverages and cold compresses will increase gas. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 640 OBJ: 4 TOP: Flatus: Interventions KEY: Nursing Process Step: Planning MSC: NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Basic Care and Comfort 16. The nurse is planning care for a patient who has experienced moderate diarrhea for 3 days. Which collaborative intervention is most important to include in the plan of care?
NURSINGTB.COM PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: 641 OBJ: 5 TOP: Diarrhea KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Basic Care and Comfort 17. The nurse is talking with a patient who has been experiencing nausea and vomiting. The patient indicates an interest in using alternative therapies for the condition. Which product may aid in nausea management?

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