Medical Surgical Nursing: Cardiovascular Care

15 Questions  I  By Frostanity
Test your cognitive nursing skills in med-surg cardiovascular care for the adult patient. Please note that this quiz does not cover cardiovascular disorders.

  
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1.  The patient is being discharged with warfarin (Coumadin). What labs should be routinely monitored for this patient?
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2.  A nurse is providing teaching to a patient scheduled for a stress test. The patient understands instruction when he states:
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3.  A patient who is being hemodynamically monitored has an increased RA pressure. How does the nurse interpret this finding?
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4.  Which electrolyte does not play a major role in cardiovascular performance?
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5.  A nurse is providing preoperative teaching to a patient who will undergo cardiac catheterization. Which of the following statements indicates further teaching?
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6.  A nurse is reviewing an ECG reading and notes an increased U wave with a depressed ST. The nurse interprets this reading as what electrolyte imbalance?
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7.  While the nurse is doing a cardiovascular assessment on a 67-year-old patient, she hears an atrial gallop (S4). The nurse should evaluate this finding as:
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8.  Which of the following is the correct definition of a stroke volume?
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9.  Which of the following is the correct method in identifying for postural hypotension?
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10.  Which of the following is a normal finding in the aging adult?
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11.  A nurse in the telemetry unit is caring for a patient who has a weak pulse that changes to a strong pulse. The nurse would document this finding as:
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12.  An ER nurse is reviewing the charts of several patients. Which of the following patients would the nurse interpret as having an angina?
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13.  A nurse is reviewing a patient's chart. Which lab finding would reveal to the nurse that the patient has an MI? (Select all that apply)
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14.  A nurse is interviewing a 56-year-old patient who states that after sleeping for two hours, he feels like he's suffocating. He also says that "Once I sit up and dangle my legs off the bed, I feel better." The nurse interprets these findings as:
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15.  Before undergoing cardiac catherization, it is important for the nurse to ask the patient if they have any allergies to:
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