Nursing 1 Test 3

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Nursing 1 Test 3
2010-10-19 22:50:37

nursing exam review
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  1. Failing to preform a task that can harm a patientis classified as what?
  2. How are Bronchiodialators administered?
    Inhalers and Nublizers, they expand the bronchioles
  3. What is the purpose for pursed lip breathing?
    • -blows off CO2
    • - prolongs expiration
    • Helps reduce airway resistance.
  4. What kinds of pts would be at risk for respiratory illness?
    Age (infants, elderly) occupation, polution, illness, location of living.
  5. Your patient has just come out of a colon surgery what should you assess?
    BOWEL SOUNDS. (party for farty as TJ would say )
  6. How can you decrease the anxiety of your patient in pre op?
    Explain the procedure and give them handouts and information regarding the procedure.
  7. What is pertinant regarding a 24 hour urine?
    The first void is thrown away and then if any urine is missed it is restarted.
  8. Define D R G
    Diagnostic Related Groups, the set amount of money and days the government will pay to the hospital for certian illnesses.
  9. What would an unintentional wound look like?
    jagged edges, tissue hard to reconnect, pt is at an increased risk for infection.
  10. What is the prime postion for lung expansion?
  11. Where would you check for bleeding post surgery?
    Posterior to the site and anywhere that could possibly have drainage or pooling
  12. Post surgery, what is the nursing action for bleeding at the site?
    Pressure, document findings and call the DR.
  13. What is the purpose for an assesment on admission to PACU?
    Asses for complications from surgery, but most importantly the pt is at risk for cardiac and respiratory failure.
  14. What would be an example of a med error?
    Think of the 3 checks and 5 rights if any senario does not follow them that could be a med error.
  15. If there is not an order for a medication and the pt is requesting it can the nurse give it?
    NO she/he must call the DOCTOR and get an order.
  16. Having a nonjudgemental attitude, being understanding and feeling for the patient is called being?
    Empathetic :)
  17. What is the rationale on discharge planning?
    • Continuity of care with pt, family and home health
    • Example: is pt able to take care of self? does he need home health? is the family involved in care? etc.
  18. Why would you give lasix and aldactone together?
    To balance the potassium and electrolyte levels.

    Reasoning-Lasix takes the Ka and aldactone is potassium sparing.