Death, Dying and Palliative care
Cognition and sensory loss
Stress and Coping
Legal and Ethics
Chapter 2: Health, Wellness, and Integrative Healthcare
Which consideration should a nurse prioritize relating to the use of herbs and supplements by a
potential interactions with drugs
A nurse is practicing imagery to relieve stress. What might a
Chapter 27: Cardiac Function
A nurse is assigned to care for a client with a terminal cardiovascular illness. When developing
the client's plan of care, which outcome would the nurse identify as most realistic for this
maintenance of adequate comf
Chapter 6: Communication in the Nurse-Patient Relationship
When assessing a client's nonverbal communication, the nurse will assess which characteristic
as the most expressive part of the body?
A male client has always prided himself in
Chapter 8: Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Care
After reviewing several research articles, the clinical nurse specialist on a medical surgical unit
rewrites the procedure on assessing placement of a nasogastric tube. What source of nursing
Chapter 7: Values, Ethics, and Legal Issues
A registered nurse enters a client's room and observes the unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP)
pushing a client down on the bed. The client starts crying and informs the UAP that he needs to
go to the bathroom.
Chapter 10: Caring for the Older Adult
An older adult client enjoys good overall health, but has just been diagnosed with pneumonia
and has begun receiving an intravenous (IV) antibiotic. Shortly after being administered the first
dose, the client pulled
Chapter 12: Nursing Assessment
After conducting the initial assessment of a new resident of a long-term care facility, the nurse is
preparing to terminate the interview. Which question is the most appropriate conclusion to the
"Is there anythin
Chapter 4: The Nurse's Role in Healthcare Quality and
A nurse who is a recent graduate has been formally reprimanded after administering a medication
to the wrong client. This reprimand would be considered to be consistent with a just cultu
Chapter 20: Medication Administration
The nurse is preparing to administer a medication via a nasogastric tube. Which guideline is
appropriate for the nurse to follow when administering a drug via this route?
Flush the tube with water between each drug ad
Chapter 16: Documentation and Communication in the Healthcare Team
A hospital is changing the format for documentation in an attempt to decrease the amount of
time the nurses are spending on charting. The new type of charting will require that the nurses
Chapter 11: Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process: Foundations for Practice
Which statement is true of the nursing process?
Scientific problem solving can occur within the nursing process.
A nurse has come on day shift and is assessing the client's in
Chapter 26: Respiratory Function
A client returns to the telemetry unit after an operative procedure. Which diagnostic test will
the nurse perform to monitor the effectiveness of the oxygen therapy ordered for the client?
The nurse is condu
Chapter 30: Skin Integrity and Wound Healing
Which statement accurately describes a developmental consideration when assessing skin
integrity of clients?
An infant's skin and mucous membranes are injured easily and are subject to infection.
What are the t
Chapter 14: Outcome Identification and Planning
A nurse caring for a client admitted with a deep vein thrombosis is individualizing a prepared
plan of care that identifies nursing diagnoses, outcomes, and related nursing interventions
common to this condi
Chapter 25 Mobility
A nurse is caring for a client whose fractured leg is in a cast. Which ambulatory device could the
nurse suggest for the client to use at the health care facility?
A home care nurse visits a client with Parkinson's dise
Chapter 32: Urinary Elimination
The nurse is providing education to a client who is being discharged to home with an indwelling
urinary catheter in place. What information is important for the nurse to discuss with the client?
The catheter can be connecte
Chapter 28: Fluid, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base
A client who is n.p.o. prior to surgery reports feeling thirsty. What is the physiologic process that
drives the thirst factor?
decreased blood volume and intracellular dehydration
A client's most recent bloo
Chapter 19: Asepsis and Infection Control
A nurse is assisting a client scheduled for appendicitis surgery with skin preparation. Which step
is performed during skin preparation of a client?
washing the surgery site with soap and warm water before the pla
Chapter 29: Nutrition
A hospitalized client has been n.p.o. with only intravenous fluid intake for a prolonged period.
What assessments might indicate protein-calorie malnutrition?
poor wound healing, apathy, edema
A nurse is caring for a client diagnosed
Chapter 3: Healthcare in the Community and Home
Which of the following is the acute care setting for people who are too ill to care for themselves
at home, who are severely injured, or who require surgery?
Which therapist is most likely to focus
Chapter 13: Nursing Diagnosis
What association meets every 2 years to further progress in defining, classifying, and describing
An experienced obstetrical nurse is collecting data on a client in labor. What
Chapter 24: Hygiene and Self-Care
A kindergarten student is sent to the school nurse because she has been vigorously scratching her
scalp for a few hours. The nurse's first action will be to assess the child for the presence of:
Upon review o
Chapter 23: Safety
The clinical nurse educator at a long-term care facility is responsible for organizing and carrying
out staff education sessions. Which topic for staff education is most likely to benefit the greatest
number of residents?
Chapter 15: Implementation and Evaluation
The nursing staff on a hospital unit uses peer review to improve professional performance. Who
performs the review?
The nurse is caring for a client who is recovering from a cerebrovascular accident (CVA).
Chapter 5: Culture and Diversity
A nurse is interviewing an individual who is considered to have expert knowledge about the
culture. The nurse is using which technique?
The nurse is caring for a client who is Asian and is post-operative 24 h
Chapter 40: Loss and Grieving
The nurse enters a client's room and finds the client curled up in bed and crying. The nurse
approaches the client and quietly asks why she is crying. The client replies, "Life was so good,
and now I have cancer, and I don't
Chapter 43: Spiritual Health
A college foreign exchange student is living with a family in England and is confused about the
daily Catholic prayers and rituals of the family. The student longs for the comfort of her
fundamentalist Protestant practices and
Chapter 41: Stress, Coping, and Adaptation
The nurse involved in coordinating a support group for spinal cord injury clients learns that one
of the participants in the support group was a college athlete prior to his diving accident. The
client informs th
Chapter 33: Bowel Elimination
The nurse is preparing to auscultate the bowel sounds of a client with a nasogastric tube in
place set to low intermittent suction. How shall the nurse approach the assessment of bowel
sounds and manage the nasogastric tube?