An elderly patient has presented to the clinic with a new diagnosis of
osteoarthritis. The patient's daughter is accompanying him and you have
explained why the incidence of chronic diseases tends to increase with age. What
rationale for this phenomenon s
An adolescent is identified as having a collection of fluid in
the tunica vaginalis of his testes. The nurse knows that this
adolescent will receive what medical diagnosis?
The recovery room nurse is admitting a patient from the OR following the
patient's successful splenectomy. What is the first assessment that the nurse
should perform on this newly admitted patient?
Ans: Airway patency
The primary objective in th
A patient is admitted to the ED complaining of severe abdominal pain, stating
that he has been vomiting "coffee-ground" like emesis. The patient is diagnosed
with a perforated gastric ulcer and is informed that he needs surgery. When can
The nurse is providing care for an older adult man whose diagnosis of dementia
has recently led to urinary incontinence. When planning this patient's care, what
intervention should the nurse avoid?
Ans: Indwelling catheter
A patient with type 1 diabetes has told the nurse that his
most recent urine test for ketones was positive. What is the
nurse's most plausible conclusion based on this assessment
A) The patient should withhold his next scheduled dose o
A nurse is caring for a patient with liver failure and is
performing an assessment in the knowledge of the patient's
increased risk of bleeding. The nurse recognizes that this
risk is related to the patient's inability to synthesize
The nurse is caring for a patient diagnosed with
hypothyroidism secondary to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. When
assessing this patient, what sign or symptom would the
B) Bulging eyes
D) Flushed skin
A nurse is assessing a patient who has been diagnosed with
cholecystitis, and is experiencing localized abdominal pain.
When assessing the characteristics of the patient's pain, the
nurse should anticipate that it may radiate to what region?