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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
Anteroposterior diameter increases

A barreled-chest is a normal finding in the aging adult due to the decreased elastic recoil of the lungs

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CBRCNursingReview
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
Peritonitis

Peritonitis is caused by the rupture of the appendix either due to increased intraluminal pressure or transluminal swelling and inflammation. Signs of peritonitis include...Read More

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CBRCNursingReview
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
Eliminate sources of caffeine

Sinus bradycardia is often caused by fever, physical and emotional stress, heart failure, hypovolemia, certain medications, nicotine, caffeine, and exercise....Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
Take his radial pulse for one minute-all options have some validity. however, option b relates best to the action of digitalis. if the pulse rate drops below 60 or is markedly irregular, the...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
Abdominal rigidity

With increased intraabdominal pressure, the abdominal wall will become tender and rigid.

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
Pressure in the portal vein

Enlarged cirrhotic liver impinges the portal system causing increased hydrostatic pressure resulting to ascites.

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
A pressure of 00 to 250 mmH2O

The normal pressure is 70 to 200 mm H2O are considered abnormal. The presence of glucose is an expected finding in CSF, and RBCs typically occur in the first...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
Urinary tract

Although microorganisms that cause sepsis syndrome can enter through the skin, GI tract or respiratory tract, the most common portal of entry is the urinary tract via urinary...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
Airway

Assessing for an open airway is the priority. The procedure involves the neck, the anesthesia may have affected the swallowing reflex or the inflammation may have closed in on the...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 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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Frostanity
Answered: Apr 04, 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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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
None of the above-oropharyngeal suctioning-encourage the client to deep breathe and cough in an attempt to clear the secretions without artificial suction-if secretions remain, continue with the...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: Apr 04, 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: Apr 04, 2020
Taking daily walks.-daily walks relieve symptoms of intermittent claudication, although the exact mechanism is unclear. anaerobic exercise may exacerbate these symptoms. clients with chronic...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Apr 04, 2020
A normal finding

This would be a normal finding for this particular patient since the ventricles stiffen in the aging adult

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