Study Guide for Fall 2014
What is the primary focus of Health care in the US
Know what is subjective and objective data be able to g
Abnormal collection of fluid within the pleural
Pleural spaces should contain 5-15 ml of fluid to act
Hydrostatic pressure, oncotic pressure, and
1. Know the functions of the lobes of the Cerebral Hemispheres. P. 547
Frontal: directs voluntary, skeletal actions (left side of lobe controls right side of
body and right side of the lobe controls the left side of the body). Also influences
1. Know the correct way to assess psoas sign? Page 499
o Asses psoas sign. Ask the client to lie on the left side. Hyperextend the right leg of
o Normal findings: no abdominal pain is present.
o Abnormal findings: pain in the RLQ (psoas sign)
Health Assessment Study Guide Exam 2
Know the functions of each layer of skin
Epidermis: outer layer of the skin
Composed of 4 layers (stratum corneum, stratum lucidim, stratum granulosum, and
The outermost layer consists of dead,
Thorax & Lungs/ Heart & Neck Vessels/ Peripheral Circulation
Inspection and palpation of the chest (client sitting with arms across chest for lateral and posterior
assessment; supine with arms slightly away from chest for anterior assessment)
Inspection and palpation of the eyes
A. Orbital area & Eyelids/eyelashes
Inspect orbital area for any swelling, edema, sagging or lesions.
o Abnormal: Swelling that may be caused by bloackage, infection, or an
inflammatory condition. Excessive tearing
1) Identify the steps of the nursing process
Assessment, diagnosis, outco
Chapter 7 SAFETY (1)
Preventing mechanical injuries
Idk guys but fall prevention is on 151-152
Chapter 8 Bathing, Bedmaking, and Maintaining Skin Integrity (7)
Drawsheets versus plastic sheets
Drawsheets are sheets made of fabric or waterproof mat
University of Texas at Brownsville
College of Nursing
Bachelor Science in Nursing Program
Nurs 3612 Medical Surgical I
EXAM TWO BLUEPRINT
Sharon Helsley McGinley, M.S.N., R.N.
Medication Administration (23 Questions)
1.Routes for administering pain medi
Chapter 1: Nursing Practice
1. What do professional nurses perform in daily practice (Nurse Practice Act)?
Providing direct and indirect client care services.
Performing and delivering basic healthcare services.
Implementing testing and preventing pr