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N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I of 148 86. Which assessment is most important when caring for a patient who is scheduled for a tonsillectomy? 87. Which situation indicates that a chest tube drainage system is working properly? 88. The physician orders gentamicin sulfate (Garamycin) 60mg IV every 8 hours to treat an upper respiratory infection in an older adult patient. The nurse should assess the patient for toxic effects to which body system? 89. Which is an appropriate discharge instruction for the nurse to give a patient who has undergone a laryngectomy? The nurse demonstrates… 90. Asthma is associated with airway obstruction caused by which physiological factors? 91. The home health nurse monitors a child using a peak expiratory flow meter. Which action by the patient indicates that the patient needs additional teaching? The patient… 92. Which nursing action would be omitted from the plan of care for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? 93. A patient has been admitted to the hospital for removal of malignancy in the larynx. A permanent tracheostomy will be inserted and the nurse will provide suctioning when secretions are present. Which action is appropriate when suctioning a tracheostomy? 94. Which assessment data should lead the nurse to suspect that a patient is developing pneumonia? 95. Which data is most suggestive that the patient is beginning to experience hypoxia? 96. Which position should the nurse place a patient with orthopnea in to reduce fatigue and dyspnea? 97. Which finding in a chest tube drainage system connected to suction requires nursing action? Achieve Page 142


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