Nursing 211

N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I

Chapter Three Practice Questions 1. Which symptom would you least likely find in a patient suffering from right sided heart failure? a. dependent peripheral edema b. jugular vein disease c. dyspnea and orthopnea d. ascites 2. Which statement indicates that your teaching has been effective in a patient who has undergone a right radical mastectomy? a. I will be especially careful to protect my right arm from getting scratched or injured. b. I will only use my right arm to write. c. I will make sure my blood pressure is taken in my right arm only. d. I will be free from restrictions after my six weeks check-up. 3. Which type of arrhythmia is most life- threatening? a. first degree ventricular block b. paroxysmal atrial tachycardia c. premature ventricular contractions d. ventricular tachycardia

4. A patient has a demand pacemaker set on 60. Which of the following symptoms should be reported immediately? a. His heart rate is 72 beats per minute. b. He experiences momentary slight dizziness if he arises quickly from a sitting position. c. Prior to rising in the morning his resting heart rate is 52 beats per minute. d. He experiences mild dyspnea when climbing stairs. 5. Which statement indicates that more teaching is necessary in a patient with occlusive artery disease? a. I soak my feet in warm water for 30 minutes every day. b. I perform postural exercises every four hours. c. I keep my feet elevated as much as possible during the day. d. I always wear socks and shoes when I am ambulating. 6. What type of exercise best improves cardiovascular performance? a. golfing b. swimming laps c. weightlifting d. bowling


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