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  • 1. 
    What is the priority nursing diagnosis for a patient experiencing a migraine headache? 
    • A. 

      Acute pain related to biologic and chemical factors

    • B. 

      Anxiety related to change in or threat to health status

    • C. 

      Hopelessness related to deteriorating physiological condition

    • D. 

      Risk for Side effects related to medical therapy


  • 2. 
    You are creating a teaching plan for a patient with newly diagnosed migraine headaches. Which key items should be included in the teaching plan? (Choose all that apply).   
    • A. 

      Avoid foods that contain tyramine, such as alcohol and aged cheese.

    • B. 

      Avoid drugs such as Tagamet, nitroglycerin and Nifedipine.

    • C. 

      Abortive therapy is aimed at eliminating the pain during the aura.

    • D. 

      A potential side effect of medications is rebound headache.

    • E. 

      Complementary therapies such as relaxation may be helpful.

    • F. 

      Continue taking estrogen as prescribed by your physician.


  • 3. 
    The patient with migraine headaches has a seizure. After the seizure, which action can you delegate to the nursing assistant?   
    • A. 

      Document the seizure.

    • B. 

      Perform neurologic checks.

    • C. 

      Take the patient’s vital signs.

    • D. 

      Restrain the patient for protection.


  • 4. 
    You are preparing to admit a patient with a seizure disorder. Which of the following actions can you delegate to LPN/LVN? 
    • A. 

      Complete admission assessment.

    • B. 

      Set up oxygen and suction equipment.

    • C. 

      Place a padded tongue blade at bedside.

    • D. 

      Pad the side rails before patient arrives.


  • 5. 
    A nursing student is teaching a patient and family about epilepsy prior to the patient�s discharge. For which statement should you intervene? 
    • A. 

      “You should avoid consumption of all forms of alcohol.”

    • B. 

      “Wear you medical alert bracelet at all times.”

    • C. 

      “Protect your loved one’s airway during a seizure.”

    • D. 

      “It’s OK to take over-the-counter medications.”


  • 6. 
    A patient with Parkinson disease has a nursing diagnosis of Impaired Physical Mobility related to neuromuscular impairment. You observe a nursing assistant performing all of these actions. For which action must you intervene? 
    • A. 

      The NA assists the patient to ambulate to the bathroom and back to bed.

    • B. 

      The NA reminds the patient not to look at his feet when he is walking.

    • C. 

      The NA performs the patient’s complete bath and oral care.

    • D. 

      The NA sets up the patient’s tray and encourages patient to feed himself.


  • 7. 
    The nurse is preparing to discharge a patient with chronic low back pain. Which statement by the patient indicates that additional teaching is necessary? 
    • A. 

      “I will avoid exercise because the pain gets worse.”

    • B. 

      “I will use heat or ice to help control the pain.”

    • C. 

      “I will not wear high-heeled shoes at home or work.”

    • D. 

      “I will purchase a firm mattress to replace my old one.”


  • 8. 
    A patient with a spinal cord injury (SCI) complains about a severe throbbing headache that suddenly started a short time ago. Assessment of the patient reveals increased blood pressure (168/94) and decreased heart rate (48/minute), diaphoresis, and flushing of the face and neck. What action should you take first? 
    • A. 

      Administer the ordered acetaminophen (Tylenol).

    • B. 

      Check the Foley tubing for kinks or obstruction.

    • C. 

      Adjust the temperature in the patient’s room.

    • D. 

      Notify the physician about the change in status.


  • 9. 
    Which patient should you, as charge nurse, assign to a new graduate RN who is orienting to the neurologic unit? 
    • A. 

      A 28-year-old newly admitted patient with spinal cord injury

    • B. 

      A 67-year-old patient with stroke 3 days ago and left-sided weakness

    • C. 

      An 85-year-old dementia patient to be transferred to long-term care today

    • D. 

      A 54-year-old patient with Parkinson’s who needs assistance with bathing


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