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One of the patients you have been assigned to has ALS and new prescription for riluzole.  As their nurse, you are responsible for their education regarding their new medication.  Which of the following instructions should you give them?


A home health nurse is educating a patient with myasthenia gravis (MG) about the risk factors that can exacerbate the disease.  Which of the following statements made by the patient indicates a need for further teaching?


A nurse in a health clinic is taking care of a patient who is complaining of having frequent migraine headaches.  The patient asks about foods that may trigger headaches to occur.  Which of the following should the nurse recommend that the patient avoid in their diet?


A nurse on the medical-surgical unit is caring for an older adult patient with diabetes mellitus.  The patient reports loss of his peripheral vision.  Which of the following is this patient at a particular risk for?


Upon performing an otoscopic exam on a patient, which of the following should the nurse note as an unexpected finding?


A patient you are caring for is suspected to have Meniere’s disease.  Which of the following would be an expected finding of this condition?


At the start of your shift you are receiving report on a patient who has sustained a head injury and is to receive mannitol due to an increased ICP.  You should be aware that which of the following is an adverse effect of this medication that you should monitor the patient closely for?


As a newly licensed RN you are getting report about a patient that has sustained a right-hemispheric stroke.  Which of the following should you be aware of that are expected findings when performing your shift assessment?  (Select all that apply).


A registered nurse is caring for a patient who has a C4 spinal injury.  Which of the following should the nurse recognize the patient as being the most at risk for?


A nurse is responsible for a patient this shift who has experienced a cervical spine injury approximately 24 hours ago.  Which of the following types of medications should the nurse clarify with the prescribing physician?


When caring for a patient with a chest tube and drainage system, you observe that the chest tube has accidentally been removed.  Which of the following actions should you take first in this situation?


If your patient is experiencing dyspnea and is to receive oxygen continuously, which of the following devices would deliver a precise amount of oxygen to them?


A community health nurse is hosting an educational event related to tuberculosis (TB).  Which of the following clinical manifestations should be included in the education regarding this condition that the public should be aware of?  (Select all that apply).


A patient on your unit has a pulmonary embolism (PE).  Which of the following clinical signs should you expect to observe when assessing this patient?  (Select all that apply).


A nurse notices that on the telemetry monitor her patient is experiencing a current heart rate of 46 beats per minute.  She notifies the physician of the finding.  She should anticipate that the physician will manage this situation via which option?


A patient asks the nurse, “Why did my doctor tell me to take 1 aspirin per day?”  Which of the following responses would be most appropriate by the nurse?


A nurse is completing a physical assessment on a patient during the admission process and notices they have a history of mitral valve insufficiency.  Which of the following would be an expected finding of this?


A nurse is taking care of patient with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD).  The nurse should expect that the patient will be the most comfortable in which of the following positions in order to sleep?


A nurse is caring for a patient and is currently reviewing a new prescription for an afterload-reducing medication.  The nurse should understand that this medication will be administered for which of the following types of shock?


Why should the nurse remain with a patient during the first 15 minutes of a blood transfusion?

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