Chapter 27: Care of Patients with Skin Problems
1. A client has very dry skin. Which is the best intervention for the nurse to teach the client?
a. Be sure to use lots of moisturizer several times a day.
b. Avoid wearing stocking
Chapter 33: Care of Patients with Infectious Respiratory Problems
1. A client has acute rhinitis. What is the most important intervention for the nurse to perform?
a. Assess for symptoms of infection.
b. Ascertain whether the cli
Chapter 67: Care of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
1. In preparing a staff in-service presentation about diabetes mellitus, the nurse includes which
Diabetes increases the risk for development of epilepsy.
Chapter 13: Assessment and Care of Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
1. The nurse observes skin tenting on the back of the older adult clients hand. Which action by
the nurse is most appropriate?
Notify the physician
ADVANCED CLINICAL CONCEPTS
ARDS is an unexpected, catastrophic pulmonary complication
occurring in a person with no previous pulmonary problems.
The mortality rate is high (50%)
In ARDS, a common laboratory finding is lowered PO2.
However, these clients a
Chapter 54: Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Trauma
1. A client has a fracture and is being treated with skeletal traction. Which assessment causes the
nurse to take immediate action?
The clients blood pressure is 130/86 mm
Chapter 62: Care of Patients with Problems of the Biliary System and Pancreas
1. The client with obstructive jaundice asks the nurse why his skin is so itchy. Which is the
nurses best response?
Bile salts accumulate in the skin a
Chapter 60: Care of Patients with Inflammatory Intestinal Disorders
1. The nurse conducts a physical assessment for a client with abdominal pain. Which finding
leads the nurse to suspect appendicitis?
Severe, steady right lower q
Chapter 55: Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System
1. The nurse is caring for a client who is receiving radiation treatment for oral cancer. Which
problem does the nurse anticipate for this client?
Failure to absorb nutrients
Chapter 30: Care of Patients Requiring Oxygen Therapy or Tracheostomy
1. The nurse is caring for a client with a new tracheostomy. Which assessment finding requires
the nurses immediate action?
Cuff pressure readings consistently
Chapter 58: Care of Patients with Stomach Disorders
1. The nurse is caring for a client who is at risk for developing gastritis. Which finding from the
clients history leads the nurse to this conclusion?
Client is lactose intoler
Chapter 21: Care of Clients with HIV Disease and Other Immune Deficiencies
1. Which action by the nurse is most effective to prevent becoming exposed to the human
immune deficiency virus (HIV)?
Always use Standard Precautions wit
Chapter 39: Care of Patients with Shock
1. The intensive care nurse is educating the spouse of a client who is being treated for shock. The
spouse states, The doctor said she has shock. What is that? What is the nurses best
Chapter 20: Care of Patients with Arthritis and Other Connective Tissue Diseases
1. The nurse is teaching a community health class about health promotion techniques. Which
statement by a student indicates a strategy to help preve
Chapter 43: Assessment of the Nervous System
1. The nurse assesses a client who has trauma to the cerebrum. Which clinical manifestation
does the nurse expect to observe?
Chapter 31: Care of Patients with Noninfectious Upper Respiratory Problems
1. A high school athlete has suffered a nasal fracture. What is the priority action of the nurse
caring for the client?
Assess for pain.
Pack the nares to
Chapter 59: Care of Patients with Noninflammatory Intestinal Disorders
1. A client has irritable bowel syndrome. Which menu selections by this client indicate good
understanding of dietary teaching?
Tuna salad on white bread, cup
Chapter 44: Care of Patients with Problems of the Central Nervous System: The Brain
1. The nurse is caring for a client experiencing migraine headaches who is receiving a beta
blocker to help manage this disorder. When preparing
Chapter 66: Care of Patients with Problems of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
1. A client presents with elevations in triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) and with normal
thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. Which is
Chapter 37: Care of Patients with Cardiac Problems
1. A client is admitted with early-stage heart failure. Which assessment finding does the nurse
A decrease in blood pressure and urine output
An increase in creatinine an
Chapter 48: Assessment of the Eye and Vision
1. Why is the optic disc considered to be a blind spot?
a. This area does not contain photoreceptors.
b. Light rays are unable to focus on this location.
c. Blood vessels form a meshwo
Chapter 65: Care of Patients with Pituitary and Adrenal Gland Problems
1. A client has a hormone deficiency. Which deficiency is the highest priority?
a. Growth hormone
b. Luteinizing hormone
c. Thyroid-stimulating hormone
Chapter 61: Care of Patients with Liver Problems
1. The nurse correlates which data in the clients history as a predisposing factor for Lannecs
Chapter 46: Care of Patients with Problems of the Peripheral Nervous System
1. The nurse recognizes which pathophysiologic feature as a hallmark of Guillain-Barr
Nerve impulses are not transmitted to skeletal muscle.
Chapter 70: Care of Patients with Renal Disorders
1. On assessment of a client with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which finding is of greatest
concern to the nurse?
Bloody and cloudy urine
Chapter 28: Care of Patients with Burns
1. The RN has assigned a client who has an open burn wound to the LPN. Which instruction is
most important for the RN to provide the LPN?
Administer the prescribed tetanus toxoid vaccine.
Exam 1 Blueprint
Assessment and Health Promotion
Describe the menstrual cycle in relation to hormonal, ovarian, and endometrial responses.
o Menstruationperiodic uterine bleeding that begins approximately 14 days after ovulation
Normal range26-34 days
CHAPTER 54 Care of Patients with Esophageal Problems
1. Which physiologic factor contributes to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
b. Irritation from reflux of stomach contents
2. Which statement is true about Barretts epithelium in the patient with
MIDTERM EXAM TOPICS/CONCEPTS
Nursing Ethics, Spring 2016
* The Midterm Exam is on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 1-3 pm. *
For each of the topics/concepts listed below, you should be able to define or explain what the concepts
mean, and also know the standard et
Pharmacology End of Chapter Questions
Chapter 42: Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics
1. The patient is receiving digoxin for treatment of heart failure. Which finding would suggest to
the nurse that heart failure is improving?