Nursing 211

N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I

11. Cardiac glycosides are also called: a. Amino glycosides b. Digitalis glycosides c. Calcium glycosides d. Beta blockers 12. The usual maintenance dose of digoxin is: a. 0.4 - 0.6 mg/d b. 0.5 - 1 mg/d 13. Digitalis is effective in treating: a. Atrial fibrillation b. Atrial flutter 14. Signs & symptoms of digitalis toxicity include: a. Bradycardia b. Anorexia 15. An antidote for digitalis toxicity is: a. Gamma globulin b. Vitamin K 16. Lidocaine (xylocaine) is used primarily for the treatment of: a. Heart block b. Ventricular arrhythmias c. Atrial arrhythmias d. Bradycardia

17. 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. 18. 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 wear socks and shoes at all times when I am ambulating. 19. 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 day


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