Know what the left temporal lobe of brain affects as far as the senses
1. 1. A nurse prepares to teach a client who has experienced damage to the left te... [Show More] mporal lobe of the brain. Which action should the nurse take when providing education about newly prescribed medications to this client?
a. Help the client identify each medication by its color.
b. Provide written materials with large print size.
c. Sit on the clients right side and speak into the right ear.
d. Allow the client to use a white board to ask questions.
The temporal lobe contains the auditory center for sound interpretation. The clients hearing will be impaired in the left ear. The nurse should sit on the clients right side and speak into the right ear. The other interventions do not address the clients left temporal lobe damage.
Know what hypoactive deep tendon reflexes affect
2. A nurse plans care for a client who has a hypoactive response to a test of deep tendon reflexes. Which intervention should the nurse include in this clients plan of care?
a. Check bath water temperature with a thermometer.
b. Provide the client with assistance when ambulating.
c. Place elastic support hose on the clients legs.
d. Assess the clients feet for wounds each shift.
Hypoactive deep tendon reflexes and loss of vibration sense can impair balance and coordination, predisposing the client to falls. The nurse should plan to provide the client with ambulation assistance to prevent injury. The other interventions do not address the clients problem.
Know what things can interfere with MRI scans
10. A nurse obtains a focused health history for a client who is scheduled for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Which condition should alert the nurse to contact the provider and cancel the procedure?
a. Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) of 100 IU/L
b. Atrioventricular graft
c. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) of 50 mg/dL
d. Internal insulin pump
Metal devices such as internal pumps, pacemakers, and prostheses interfere with the accuracy of the image and can become displaced by the magnetic force generated by an MRI procedure. An atrioventricular graft does not contain any metal. CPK and BUN levels have no impact on an MRI procedure.
14. After teaching a client who is scheduled for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the nurse assesses the clients understanding. Which client statement indicates a correct understanding of the teaching?
a. I must increase my fluids because of the dye used for the MRI.
b. My urine will be radioactive so I should not share a bathroom.
c. I can return to my usual activities immediately after the MRI.
d. My gag reflex will be tested before I can eat or drink anything.
No postprocedure restrictions are imposed after MRI. The client can return to normal activities after the test is complete. There are no dyes or radioactive materials used for the MRI; therefore, increased fluids are not needed and the clients urine would not be radioactive. The procedure does not impact the clients gag reflex.
Know what a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan is and if there is any care required afterwards
20. A nurse cares for a client who is recovering from a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with a radiopharmaceutical agent. Which statement should the nurse include when discussing the plan of care with this client?
a. You may return to your previous activity level immediately.
b. You are radioactive and must use a private bathroom.
c. Frequent assessments of the injection site will be completed.
d. We will be monitoring your renal functions closely.
The client may return to his or her previous activity level immediately. Radioisotopes will be eliminated in the urine after SPECT, but no monitoring or special precautions are required. The injection site will not need to be assessed after the procedure is complete.
Know what imitrex is and any side effects associated with it
3. A nurse obtains a health history on a client prior to administering prescribed sumatriptan succinate (Imitrex) for migraine headaches. Which condition should alert the nurse to hold the medication and contact the health care provider?
a. Bronchial asthma
b. Prinzmetals angina
c. Diabetes mellitus
d. Chronic kidney disease
Sumatriptan succinate effectively reduces pain and other associated symptoms of migraine headache by binding to serotonin receptors and triggering cranial vasoconstriction. Vasoconstrictive effects are not confined to the cranium and can cause coronary vasospasm in clients with Prinzmetals angina. The other conditions would not affect the clients treatment.
What is bacterial meningitis and how is it contracted?
9. A nurse obtains a focused health history for a client who is suspected of having bacterial meningitis. Which question should the nurse ask?
a. Do you live in a crowded residence?
b. When was your last tetanus vaccination?
c. Have you had any viral infections recently?
d. Have you traveled out of the country in the last month? [Show Less]