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  • 1. 
    A nurse is preparing to obtain a sputum specimen from a male client. Which of the following nursing actions will facilitate obtaining the specimen?
    • A. 

      Limiting fluid

    • B. 

      Having the client take deep breaths

    • C. 

      Asking the client to spit into the collection container

    • D. 

      Asking the client to obtain the specimen after eating


  • 2. 
    Nurse Joy is caring for a client after a bronchoscopy and biopsy. Which of the following signs, if noticed in the client, should be reported immediately to the physician?
    • A. 

      Dry cough

    • B. 

      Hermaturia

    • C. 

      Bronchospasm

    • D. 

      Blood-streaked sputum


  • 3. 
    A nurse is suctioning fluids from a male client via a tracheostomy tube. When suctioning, the nurse must limit the suctioning time to a maximum of:
    • A. 

      1 minute

    • B. 

      5 seconds

    • C. 

      10 seconds

    • D. 

      30 seconds


  • 4. 
    A nurse is suctioning fluids from a female client through an endotracheal tube. During the suctioning procedure, the nurse notes on the monitor that the heart rate is decreasing. Which if the following is the appropriate nursing intervention?
    • A. 

      Continue to suction

    • B. 

      Notify the physician immediately

    • C. 

      Stop the procedure and reoxygenate the client

    • D. 

      Ensure that the suction is limited to 15 seconds


  • 5. 
    A male adult client is suspected of having a pulmonary embolus. A nurse assesses the client, knowing that which of the following is a common clinical manifestation of pulmonary embolism?
    • A. 

      Dyspnea

    • B. 

      Bradypnea

    • C. 

      Bradycardia

    • D. 

      Decreased respirations


  • 6. 
    A slightly obese female client with a history of allergy-induced asthma, hypertension, and mitral valve prolapse is admitted to an acute care facility for elective surgery. The nurse obtains a complete history and performs a thorough physical examination, paying special attention to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. When percussing the client’s chest wall, the nurse expects to elicit:
    • A. 

      Resonant sounds.

    • B. 

      Hyperresonant sounds.

    • C. 

      Dull sounds.

    • D. 

      Flat sounds.


  • 7. 
    A male client who weighs 175 lb (79.4 kg) is receiving aminophylline (Aminophyllin) (400 mg in 500 ml) at 50 ml/hour. The theophylline level is reported as 6 mcg/ml. The nurse calls the physician who instructs the nurse to change the dosage to 0.45 mg/kg/hour. The nurse should:
    • A. 

      Question the order because it’s too low.

    • B. 

      Question the order because it’s too high.

    • C. 

      Set the pump at 45 ml/hour.

    • D. 

      Stop the infusion and have the laboratory repeat the theophylline measurement.


  • 8. 
    The nurse is teaching a male client with chronic bronchitis about breathing exercises. Which of the following should the nurse include in the teaching?
    • A. 

      Make inhalation longer than exhalation.

    • B. 

      Exhale through an open mouth.

    • C. 

      Use diaphragmatic breathing

    • D. 

      Use chest breathing


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