Nursing 211

N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I

7. Which intervention is the most important when caring for a patient who is using an intermittent calf pressure device (pneumatic stockings)? a. apply the device with the patient in a sitting position b. maintain skin integrity under the device c. make sure the patient wears the device while ambulating d. apply the device for no more than 20 minutes at a time 8. Which question would be most effective for obtaining information about the patient’s chest discomfort? a. Are you having pain in your chest? b. Describe what you are felling in your chest right now. c. Are you feeling pressure or squeezing in your chest? d. Have you ever had this pain before? 9. Knife-like pains in the chest area usually indicate: a. pleuritis b. bronchopneumonia c. pulmonary edema d. congestive heart failure

10. Discharge instruction for a patient going home after a laryngectomy should include: a. remove and clean the tube once a week b. the air at home should be humidified. c. keep the stoma covered with a nonporous cloth. d. lubricate the stoma with saline daily. 11. Which intervention would be most appropriate for a cancer patient with stomatitis? a. lubricate the lips and oral mucous membranes with lemon and glycerin swabs. b. lubricate the area with alcohol- based solution every four hours. c. Frequently rinse the mouth with normal saline. d. Use a firm-bristled brush to remove debris from the mouth. 12. The goal of discharging a patient with hypertension should be: a. The patient will know how to correctly administer his own medications. b. The patient will know how to take his own blood pressure. c. The patient will be able to discuss personal stressors and effective methods of coping. d. The patient will understand the dangers of hypertension.


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