The nurse is counseling a postmenopausal woman about her new stress incontinence. Which statement by the
nurse is most important?
a. "You can try a variety of briefs and undergarments."
b. "It will be important to keep that area clean and dry."
c. "I can
Chapter 74The nurse is teaching a young woman about her risk of contracting a sexually
transmitted disease (STD). Which statement by the client indicates that further
instruction is needed?
a. "I am at decreased risk for an STD if I don't rely on contrace
The nurse is assisting a client with limited mobility into position for examination of his prostate
gland. How does the nurse best assist the client?
a. Assist the client to bend over the examination table.
b. Hold the client up as he bends ove
Chapter 73- transgender
1. A nurse is reviewing the chart of a new client in the family medicine clinic and notes
the client is identified as "George Smith." The nurse enters the room and finds a woman
in a skirt. What action by the nurse is best?
Chapter 72 male reproduction problems
The nurse is conducting a history on a male client to determine the severity of
symptoms associated with prostate enlargement. Which finding is cause for prompt
action by the nurse?
a. Cloudy urine
b. Urinary hesitanc
Rights of Clients
-Mental health clients retain all civil rights afforded to all people
-Except right to leave hospital in case of involuntary commitment
-Laws determined by each state
-Knowledge of laws of st
A state of complete physical, mental, and social wellness, not merely the absence of
disease of infirmity. Display positive state of well-being by fulfilling life responsibilities,
functioning effectively in daily life, and are satisfied with
The collective label for the variety of external and internal stimuli that evoke stress.
The pattern of responses individuals make to stimulus events that disturb their
equilibrium or exceed their coping abilities.
Stress that ha
Chapter 2 MH
The use of medications to treat mental illness. They directly affect the CNS, behavior,
perceptions, thinking, and emotions.
Central Nervous System
Composed of the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves.
A client is in the clinic reporting stress incontinence. Which other assessment is the
priority for the nurse to perform?
Ask the client about vaginal discharge or bleeding.
A woman reports cyclical abdominal pain, and her pelvic examination re
vi y re
1. Which of the following statements regarding the individual responses to trauma and
stressors is a positive outcome?
Many individuals are unable to cope with the event, manage their stre
Remember that gloves are an essential part of INFECTION
control and should always be worn as part of Standard
Precautions. Either handwashing or use of alcohol-based
hand rubs should be done before donning and after removing
gloves. The combi
Adrenal glands located
on top of each kidney
Adrenal glands produces
glucocorticoids (cortisol) and
-Age and gender
-Some disorders more common in older pts
vs. younger (DM, thyroid)
Labs with DKA
hypokalemia or hyperkalemia
if metabolic acidosis is occurring,
pH <7.35 and HCO3 <15
Late signs/symptoms of DKA
Kussmaul's respirations: fast and
Neuro: lethargic to a coma
signs/symptoms of DKA
2 types of cholecystitis
calculous and acalculous
-Inflammation occurring w/o gallstones
-Associated w/biliary stasis
-Caused by any condition that affects the
regular filling/emptying of the gallbladder
Acalculous cholesystitis e
acute nephritic syndrome
term used to describe the clinical
manifestations of glomerular
inflammation caused by various
acute renal failure
sudden and rapid decrease in the ability of nephrons
within the kidneys to maintain fluid, electrolyte, a
A 55-year-old patient with a history of alcohol abuse spanning 10 years
has been diagnosed with cirrhosis. The patient will be undergoing
abdominal paracentesis on the medical unit today.
Which assessment finding would alert the nurse that the paracentesi
A blind client is admitted to the hospital unit. Orientation to the unit
includes which information? (Select all that apply.)
a. Introduce the staff to the client.
b. Describe the room to the client using one reference point.
c. Walk the client to the bat
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
Additional related disease processes
Pretibial myxedema (dry waxy swelling front
of lower legs)
Thyrotoxicosis- acute inflammation of the
thyroid typically caused by bacteria or virus
Vasoconstriction ->reduced blood flow in
nasal area-> shrinkage of engorged
turbinates/nasal mucosa=improved air
passage, improved sinus drainage=relief of
s/s including stuffiness.
inflammation of nasal mucus
Acute Rhinitis mos
inflammation of the eyelid edges, occurs most
often in the older adult and those with dry-eye
Tx using warm, moist compresses followed
by gentle scrubbing with dilute baby shampoo
is an opacity of the lens, with time as