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Frostanity
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
"I shouldn t use my Verapamil before the test."

Calcium channel blockers, like Verapamil should be withheld before the test to allow the heart rate to increase during the test

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RN pedia
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
To visualize the disease process in the coronary arteries

The lumen of the arteries can be assessed by cardiac catheterization. Angina is usually caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries.

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Two-thirds-non-rebreather masks - high concentrations of oxygen. provide 80 to 95% fio2, at flow rate of 10 to 15 l/min. the reservoir bag must be at least two-thirds full. often used for clients in...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Decreases the production of autoantibodies that attack the acetylcholine receptors.
Steroids decrease the bodys immune response thus decreasing the production of antibodies that attack the...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Assess the patient s respiratory status
A reading between 95%-100% is WNL, while a reading less than 85% is life-threatening. Since this question asks what the nurse will do FIRST, the nurse...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Avoid high-fiber foods-the dietary teaching plan should include telling the patient to avoid high-fiber foods that could cause blockage. examples of high-fiber foods are celery, corn, peanuts and...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Cricoid pressure may prevent gastric inflation during ventilations-cricoid pressure may prevent gastric inflation during ventilations and may also prevent regurgitation by compressing the esophagus....Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Vital signs

An elective procedure is scheduled in advance so that all preparations can be completed ahead of time. The vital signs are the final check that must be completed before the...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Elevate the leg when sitting for long periods of time.

Elevation will help control the edema that usually occurs.

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Ventilate the patient using a manual resuscitation bag as another nurse notifies for help from the resuscitation team

Tube dislodgement that occurs 72 hours after surgery is an emergency....Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
6 to 12 months

Tubercle bacillus is a drug resistant organism and takes a long time to be eradicated. Usually a combination of three drugs is used for minimum of 6 months and at least six...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Elevate the leg when sitting for long periods of time.

Elevation will help control the edema that usually occurs.

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Frostanity
Answered: Feb 27, 2020
Compensated respiratory acidosis

The pH is WNL (7.35-7.45) which suggests that compensation has occurred. The PCO2 is higher than normal limits (35-45 mm Hg) which indicates respiratory...Read More

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