care Of The Sci Patient

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care Of The Sci Patient

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The following personal should be notified when you admit a  SCI patient to your unit. Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Wound Care Nurse

    • B. 

      Dietician

    • C. 

      SCI Coordinator

    • D. 

      Safe Patient Handling Coordinator

  • 2. 
    The following should be included in the plan of care for the SCI  patient, select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Bowel and Bladder schedule

    • B. 

      Assess skin a minimum of four time per day

    • C. 

      Encourage activities

    • D. 

      Encourage weight shifting practice.

  • 3. 
    Over the bed trapeze is permitted for the SCI patient. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    SCI patients with an injury at __________ or higher are at risk for Autonomic Dsyreflexia (AD).
    • A. 

      T4

    • B. 

      T5

    • C. 

      T6

    • D. 

      T7

  • 5. 
    Some causes of AD are (select all that  apply):
    • A. 

      Rectal exam

    • B. 

      UTI

    • C. 

      Impaction

    • D. 

      Full bladder

  • 6. 
    Signs and symptoms of AD are (select all that apply):
    • A. 

      Severe headache

    • B. 

      Flushed face

    • C. 

      Sweating

    • D. 

      Distended neck veins

  • 7. 
    A "Dr. Heart" should be called when patients are showing signs and symptoms of AD. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    AD causes an abrupt onset of_________________.
    • A. 

      Bradycardia

    • B. 

      Tachycardia

    • C. 

      Hypertension

    • D. 

      Hyperglycemia

  • 9. 
    AD is considered a medical emergency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Nitro Paste 2% is the medication of choice for AD patients whose systole blood pressure is greater or equal to ______________.
    • A. 

      180

    • B. 

      190

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      210

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