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Skin Cancer

A nurse if performing a skin assessment for a client who expresses concern about skin cancer. Which of the following findings should the nurse ID as a potential indication of a skin malignancy?

A mole with an asymmetrical appearance.

A nurse is assessing a client who reports increased pain following physical therapy. Which of the following questions should the nurse ask when assessing the quality of the client's pain?

Is your pain sharp or dull?

A nurse is admitting a new client. which of the following actions should the nurse take while performing medication reconciliation?

compare the client's home medications with the provider's prescription

A nurse is auscultating the anterior chest of a client newly admitted to a medical-surgical unit. Listen to the audio clip of what the nurse auscultates through his stethoscope and identify the type of breath sounds he hears?

Normal breath sounds

A nurse is preparing to administer enoxaparin subcutaneously to a client. Which of the following actions should the nurse take?

Administer the medication with the needle at 45-degree angle.

a nurse is using an open irrigation technique to irrigate a client's indwelling urinary catheter. which of the following actions should the nurse take?

Subtract the amount of irrigant used from the client’s urine output.

a nurse is preparing to apply a dressing for a client who has a stage 2 pressure injury. which type of dressing should the nurse use?

Hydrocolloid

A nurse is preparing to administer heparin to a client. Which of the following actions should the nurse plan to take?

Administer the medication into the abdomen.

A nurse on a medical-surgical unit is caring for a client who has a new prescription for wrist restraints. Which of the following actions should the nurse take?

Pads the client wrist before applying the restraints

A nurse is initiating a protective environment for a client who has had an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Which of the following precautions should the nurse plan for this client?

Make sure the client wears a mask when outside her room if there is construction in the area.

A nurse is caring for a client who has dementia. Which of the following interventions should the nurse take to minimize the risk for injury to the client?

Use a bed exit alarm system.

A nurse is caring for a client who has herpes zoster and asks the runs about the use of complementary and alternative therapies for pain control. the nurse should inform inform the client that his condition is a contraindication for which of the following therapies?

Acupuncture

A nurse is lifting a bedside cabinet to move it closer to a client who is sitting in a chair. To prevent self-injury, which of the following actions should the nurse take when lifting this object?

Stand close to the cabinet when lifting it.

nurse is talking with an older adult client who is contemplating retirement. The client states, "I keep thinking about how much I enjoy my job. I'm not sure I want to retire." Which of the following responses should the nurse make?

Lets talk about how the change in your job status will affect you.

A nurse is caring for a client who is postoperative. When the nurse prepares to change her dressing, she says, "Every time you change my bandage, it hurts so much." Which of the following interventions is the nurse's priority action?

Administer pain medication 45 min before changing the client's dressing.

A nurse is assessing a client's readiness to learn about insulin administration. which of the following statements should the nurse identify as an indication that the client is ready to learn?

I can concentrate best in the morning

A nurse is evaluating a client's use of a cane. which of the following actions should the nurse identify as an indication of correct use.

The client holds the cane on the stronger side of her body.

a nurse manager is preparing to review medication documentation with a group of newly licensed nurses. which of the following statements should the nurse manger plan to include in the teaching?

"Use the complete name of the medication magnesium sulfate."

A nurse is caring for a client who is postoperative following knee arthroplasty and requires the use of a thigh-length sequential compression device. Which of the following actions should the nurse take?

Make sure two fingers can fit under the sleeves.

A nurse in a long-term care facility is caring for a client who dies during the nurse's shift. Identify the sequence in which the nurse should perform the following steps

Obtain the pronouncement from the provider. Remove tubes and idwelling lines. Wash client body. Ask client family if they would like to view body. Place name tag on body.

a nurse is responding to a call light and finds a client lying on the bathroom floor. which of the following actions should the nurse take first?

Check the client for injuries.

A nurse is caring for a client who has an aggressive form of prostate cancer. The provider briefly discusses treatment options and leaves the client's room. When the nurse asks if the client would like to discuss any concerns, the client declines. Which of the following statements should the nurse make?

"I am available to talk if you should change your mind."

A nurse is educating a client who has a terminal illness about her request to decline resuscitation in her living will. The client asks what would happen if she arrived at the emergency department and had difficulty breathing. Which of the following responses should the nurse provide?

We will apply oxygen through a tube in your nose.

A nurse is caring for a client who has diarrhea due to shigella. Which of the following precautions should the nurse take?

Wear a gown when caring for the client

A client who is postoperative is verbalizing pain as a 2 on a pain scale of 0 to 10. Which of the following statements should the nurse identify as an indication that the client understands the preoperative teaching, she received about pain management?

It might help me to listen to music while I’m lying in bed.

a nurse is administering an otic medication to an older adult client. which of the following actions should the nurse take to ensure that the medication reaches the inner ear?

Press gently on the tragus of the client’s ear.

A nurse is performing a home safety assessment for a client who is receiving supplemental oxygen?

The client uses a nonacetone nail polish remover

A nurse is reviewing evidence-based practice principles about administration of oxygen therapy with a newly licensed nurse. Which of the following actions should the nurse include?

Regulate oxygen via nasal cannula at a flow rate of no more than 6 L/min.

a nurse is reviewing a client's fluid and electrolyte status. which of the following findings should the nurse report to the provider?

Potassium 5.4 mEq/L

A nurse is providing home care for a client who is receiving tube feedings and medication through a gastrostomy tube. The family member providing the feedings reports that the client has begun to have diarrhea. For which of the following practices should the nurse intervene?

The family member washes out the feeding bag with warm water once every 24 hr.

A nurse is assessing four adult clients. Which of the following physical assessment techniques should the nurse use?

Ensure the bladder of the blood pressure cuff surrounds 80% of the clients arm.

A nurse is planning strategies to mange time effectively for client care.

Use the planning step of the nursing process to prioritize client care deliver.

A nurse is caring for a group of clients. Which of the following actions should the nurse take to prevent the spread of infection?

Place a client who has tuberculosis in a room with negative-pressure airflow.

Client partner indicates effective coping.

I am relying on support from our family during this time

A nurse is caring for a client who has a respiratory infection. Which of the following techniques should the nurse use when performing nasotracheal suctioning for the client?

Apply intermittent suction when withdrawing the catheter.

A nurse is caring for a client who has a terminal illness and is approaching death.

Turn the client every 2 hours.

a nurse is caring for a client who asks about the purpose of advance directives. which of the following statements should the nurse make?

They indicate the form of treatment a client is willing to accept in the event of a serious illness.

A nurse receives report about a client who has 0.9% sodium chloride infusing IV at 125 mL/hr. When the nurse performs the initial assessment, he notes that the client has received only 80 mL over the last 2 hr. Which of the following actions should the nurse take first?

Check the IV tubing for obstruction

Client who had stoke

Assist client with a partial bed bath, Measure client BP, and use a communication board.

Discharge instruction to client who will be using walker.

I will hire someone to trim the tree that hangs low over the stairs of my front porch.

A nurse is caring for a client who has a sodium level of 125 mEq/L. Which of the following findings should the nurse expect?

Abdominal cramping

a nurse is planning to insert a peripheral IV catheter for an older adult client. which of the following actions should the nurse plan to take?

place the client's arm in a dependent position

Advocacy

Advocacy ensure client safety, health, and right

A nurse is admitting a client who is having an exacerbation of heart failure. In planning this client's care, when should the nurse initiate discharge planning?

During the admission process

a nurse is talking with the partner of an older adult male client who has dementia. the client's partner expresses frustration about finding time to manage household responsibilities while caring for his partner. the nurse should identify that he is going through which of the following types of role-performing stress?

Role overload

A nurse is teaching a client and his family how to care for the client's tracheostomy at home. Which of the following instructions should the nurse include in the teaching?

Use tracheostomy covers when outdoors.

A nurse is caring for a client who is postoperative and has signs of hemorrhagic shock. When the nurse notifies the surgeon, he directs her to continue to measure the client's vital signs every 15 min and call him back in 1 hr. From a legal perspective, which of the following actions should the nurse take next?

Notify the nursing manger

A nurse is administering 1 L of 0.9% sodium chloride to a client who is postoperative and has fluid-volume deficit. Which of the following changes should the nurse identify as an indication that the treatment was successful?

Decrease in heart rate

A nurse is caring for a client who has pharyngeal diphtheria. Which of the following types of transmission precautions should the nurse initiate?

Droplet

A nurse is caring for a child who has a prescription for a blood transfusion. The parents have refused the treatment due to religious beliefs. Which of the following actions should the nurse take?

Examine personal values about the issue

Preparing a change of shift report.

Situation, background, assessment, and recommendation (SBAR)

a nurse is assessing an older adult client's risk for falls. which of the following assessments would the nurse use to identify the cent's safety needs? (Select all that apply).

Pupil clarity, visual fields, and visual acuity

a nurse is caring for a client who is postoperative and refused to use an incentive spirometer following major abdominal surgery. which of the following is the nurse's priority action?

Determine the reasons why the client is refusing to use the incentive spirometer.

a nurse is assessing a client who has been on bed rest for the past month. which of the following findings should the nurse identify as an indication that the client has developed thrombophlebitis?

Calf swelling

a nurse is caring for a client who is expressing anger over his diagnosis of colorectal cancer. which of the following actions should the nurse take?

Reassure the client that this is an expected response to grief.

a nurse is preparing to administer an injection of an opioid medication to a client. the nurse draws out 1 mL of the medication from a 2 mL vial. which of the following actions should the nurse take?

Ask another nurse to observe the medication wastage

a nurse is caring for a client who requires an NG tube for stomach decompression. which of the following actions should the nurse take when inserting the NG tube?

Have the client take sips of water to promote insertion of the NG tube into the esophagus.

a nurse is admitting a client who has an abdominal wound with a large amount of purulent drainage. which of the following types of transition precautions hold the nurse initiate?

Contact Precautions

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