Nursing 211

N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I

27. Following repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm all of the following nursing interventions would be important except: a. Always maintain the patient with the hips flexed b. Observe for back pain c. Assist the patient to ambulate as soon as possible d. Assess for hypotension and increased pulse rate 28. The drug classification that would be most effective for increasing cardiac output would be: a. Calcium antagonist b. Antiarrhythmics c. Beta blockers d. Vasoconstrictor 29. Your teaching for a patient who is taking warfarin sodium (Coumadin) has not been successful if he states: a. I will increase my intake of green leafy vegetables. b. I will be especially careful when using sharp utensils in the kitchen. c. I will have my blood drawn on the schedule the physician sets up for me d. I will avoid over-the-counter medications, especially those containing aspirin.

30. Beta and calcium channel blockers should not be discontinued without approval. Withdrawal symptoms include: a. Headache / blurred vision b. Pain / reflex tachycardia c. Syncope/bradycardia d. Orthostatic hypotension 31. Antianginal drugs increase blood flow and _______ O2 demand. a. None of the above 32. What is the most appropriate statement to make to a five-year-old child who is about to undergo a cardiac catheterization procedure? a. You’ll get breathing treatments every four hours after the procedure is finished. b. You’ll have nothing to worry about since you will be asleep during the whole test. c. The test won’t take long, usually less than one hour. d. When the special medication is put into the tube, it will feel warm. Increase b. Decrease c. Stabilize d.


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