The public health nurse is presenting a health-promotion class to a group at a local community center. Which intervention most
directly addresses the leading cause of cancer deaths in North America?
Monthly self-breast exams
(see full question)
A nurse is caring for a client who has had a left-side
mastectomy. The nurse notes a Penrose drain intact. Which of
the following statements is true about Penrose drains?
(see full question)
A nurse is assisting client from a bed to a wheelchair. Which
nursing action is appropriate?
The nurse uses assistive devices when lifting more than 35 pounds
of client weight.
Burchum & Rosenthal: Lehnes Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 9th Edition
Chapter 57: Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 57 covers the many medications used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The
chapter begins with a review of the pathophysi
A patient brings portions of a worm he passed during a recent bowel movement. When
questioned about his eating habits, the patient stated that among his preferences was a home
prepared sausage product made of venison and pork. This homemade sausage was sm
Most sensitive to cardiac damagage
Sensitive when skeletal muscle damage is not present
Myoglocin Low specificity to infarction
Increased Dig toxicity
For which patient would the nurse question an order for administration of
-Patient with severe chronic neutropenia
-Patient undergoing bone marrow transplant -Patient with cancer originating
in the bone marrow
-Patient with cancer t
In analyzing a patient's serum osmolality, the nurse recognizes which
electrolyte as the principal extracellular ion?
Sodium is the primary serum electrolyte and contributes approximately 50%
of the electrolytes us
Ace Inhibitors "PRIL"
Blocks ACE in lungs from converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II (powerful vasoconstrictor).
Decreases BP, Decreased Aldosterone secretions, Sodium and fluid loss.
Beta Blockers "LOL"
In reviewing cardiac physiology, the nurse recognizes that the most
important determinant of cardiac oxygen demand is what?
A) Blood volume
B) Myocardial contractility
C) Coronary artery perfusion
D) Intramyocardial wall tension
Intramyocardial wall ten
The nurse correlates the administration of aminocaproic acid (Amicar) to a
patient with hemophilia with what?
Increased plasmin production
Increased plasminogen production Decreased fibrinolysis
A patient is experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction. How does the
nurse interpret this diagnosis?
complete interruption of blood flow.
partial blockage of blood flow.
complete heart block.
partial heart bloc
In assessing a patient's heart rate and rhythm, the nurse correlates
stimulation of the ventricles with what?
A) The SA node
B) The AV node
C) The His-Purkinje system
D) The internodal pathways c
Conduction of impulses that lead to ventricular contraction
Which statement is the best description of psychologic dependence?
An intense need for any drug
An intense subjective need for a particular drug
The ability of one drug to support physical dependence on another drug
A state in which an abstinence syndrome
The nurse recognizes an increase in _ as the most significant
contributor to coronary atherosclerosis. increased LDL
Elevated low-density lipids are most closely associated with the development
of coronary atherosclerosis and are directly related to the d
The nurse monitors the patient with iron-deficiency anemia for which clinical
Increased blood pressure
Patients with iron-deficiency anemia have decreased oxygen-carrying
Hyponatremia causes Diuretics
GI fluid loss
Hypotonic tube feeding
D5W or hypotonic IV fluids
Hyponatremia SS Anorexia
Na < 135 mEq
NS veerrrrry slowly if rx
The nurse is caring for a patient who has received a thrombolytic and is
experiencing excessive bleeding. Which medication would the nurse expect
In the patient wit
First trimester materal psychosocial responses to pregnancy
Second trimester materal psychosocial responses to pregnancy Quickening
Acceptance of pregnancy
Third trimester maternal psychosoci
Parkinson's Disease of the Basal Ganglia
Parkinson's Traits -Slowing down in the initiation and execution of movement
- muscle tone
-Tremor at rest
Parkinson's Pathophysiology -Degeneration of dopamine-producing neurons
in the midbrain
African American health risks SHH CLOD
Asian American Silence is valued
Eye contact disrespectful
Disagreement not expressed verbally, May not say "no"
Nodding head does no
for an individual's right to self-determination
Nonmaleficence The obligation to do or cause no harm to another
duty to do good to others and to maintain a balance between benefits and
Paternalism Undesirable outcome