Nursing 211

N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I

13. A patient with pheochromcytoma is feeling dizzy. Your first nursing intervention should be to assess his: a. heart rate b. blood pressure c. lung sounds d. pupils 14. A patient who has just had a basal cell carcinoma removed should be taught to: a. return for check-ups every six months b. assess all his skin in a monthly basis c. observe the site frequently for recurrence d. continue the medication until it is gone 15. Which aspect of the following ABGs would be of most concern? a. pO2 91 b. pCO2 44 c. pH 7.28 d. sat 95% 16. Which intervention would be most appropriate when caring for a patient with a a. tracheostomy? b. frequently suction the mouth and then the tracheostomy c. cleanse around the site with only sterile water d. encourage fluid intake e. change the tube frequently

17. Which symptom is usually not associated with respiratory acidosis? a. headache b. irritability c. confusion d. bradycardia 18. Excessive intake of a potassium supplement would most likely cause which symptom? a. nausea and vomiting b. hypertension c. constipation d. nervousness and tremors 19. Excessive intake of digoxin (Lanoxin) would most likely result in which symptom? a. tetany b. hypertension c. constipation d. blurred vision 20. Which finding would be most indicative that your measures to increase cardiac output have been successful? a. increased heart rate b. increased urinary output c. regular heartbeat pattern d. decreased respiratory rate


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