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  • 1. 
    Nurse Ronn is assessing a client with possible Cushing’s syndrome. In a client with Cushing’s syndrome, the nurse would expect to find:
    • A. 

      Hypotension.

    • B. 

      Thick, coarse skin.

    • C. 

      Deposits of adipose tissue in the trunk and dorsocervical area.

    • D. 

      Weight gain in arms and legs.

  • 2. 
    In a 29-year-old female client who is being successfully treated for Cushing’s syndrome, nurse Lyzette would expect a decline in:
    • A. 

      Serum glucose level.

    • B. 

      Hair loss.

    • C. 

      Bone mineralization.

    • D. 

      Menstrual flow.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Neuropathy

    • C. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • D. 

      Hyperthyroidism

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Tetany

    • B. 

      Hemorrhage

    • C. 

      Thyroid storm

    • D. 

      Laryngeal nerve damage

  • 5. 
    Nurse Sugar is assessing a client with Cushing's syndrome. Which observation should the nurse report to the physician immediately?
    • A. 

      Pitting edema of the legs

    • B. 

      An irregular apical pulse

    • C. 

      Dry mucous membranes

    • D. 

      Frequent urination

  • 6. 
    The nurse is planning room assignments for the day. Which client should be assigned to a private room if only one is available?
    • A. 

      The client with Cushing’s disease

    • B. 

      The client with diabetes

    • C. 

      The client with acromegaly

    • D. 

      The client with myxedema

  • 7. 
    Corticosteroids are potent suppressors of the body’s inflammatory response. Which of the following conditions or actions do they suppress?
    • A. 

      Cushing syndrome.

    • B. 

      Pain receptors.

    • C. 

      Immune response.

    • D. 

      Neural transmission.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following disorders is characterized by a group of symptoms produced by an excess of free circulating cortisol from the adrenal cortex?
    • A. 

      Cushing’s syndrome

    • B. 

      Addison’s disease

    • C. 

      Graves’ disease

    • D. 

      Hashimoto’s disease

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Cushing’s syndrome

    • B. 

      Diabetes mellitus

    • C. 

      Adrenal crisis

    • D. 

      Diabetes insipidus

  • 10. 
    As the shift begins, you are assigned these patients. Which patient should you assess first?  
    • A. 

      A 38-year-old patient with Graves’ disease and a heart rate of 94/minute

    • B. 

      A 63-year-old patient with type 2 diabetes and fingerstick glucose of 137 mg/dL

    • C. 

      A 58-year-old patient with hypothyroidism and heart rate of 48/minute

    • D. 

      A 49-year-old patient with Cushing’s disease and +1 dependent edema

  • 11. 
    You assess a patient with Cushing’s disease. For which finding will you notify the physician immediately?  
    • A. 

      Purple striae present on abdomen and thighs

    • B. 

      Weight gain of 1 pound since the previous day

    • C. 

      +1 dependent edema in ankles and calves

    • D. 

      Crackles bilaterally in lower lobes of lungs

  • 12. 
    The old woman told John that she has osteoporosis; Arthur knew that all of the following factors would contribute to osteoporosis except
    • A. 

      Hypothyroidism

    • B. 

      End stage renal disease

    • C. 

      Cushing’s Disease

    • D. 

      Taking Furosemide and Phenytoin.

  • 13. 
    Cushing's Syndrome is a hormone disorder caused by high levels of what?
    • A. 

      Y Chromosomes

    • B. 

      Fiber in the digestive tract

    • C. 

      Cortisol in the blood

    • D. 

      Unprotected sexual contact

  • 14. 
    Which would a person with Cushing's Syndrome prefer to eat?
    • A. 

      Fat Free Yogurt

    • B. 

      Salad

    • C. 

      Bacon Grease

    • D. 

      Fiber Bars

  • 15. 
    Which gland does Cushing's Syndrome originate in?
    • A. 

      Pituitary

    • B. 

      Pineal

    • C. 

      Pancreas

    • D. 

      Gonads

  • 16. 
    Which is an obvious sign or sympton of Cushing's Syndrome?
    • A. 

      Getting really, really fat.

    • B. 

      Losing a lot of weight

    • C. 

      Becoming constipated

    • D. 

      Kidney Failure

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT another name for Cushing's Syndrome?
    • A. 

      Hypercorticism

    • B. 

      Hyperadrenocorticism

    • C. 

      Itsenko-Cushing syndrome

    • D. 

      Fatty Disease

  • 18. 
    The pituitary gland is also known as the ____________.
    • A. 

      Hypophysis

    • B. 

      Infundibulum

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Neurohypophysis

  • 19. 
    Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the pituitary stimulates the __________ glands to release _________.
    • A. 

      Pineal, cortisol

    • B. 

      Adrenal, cortisol

    • C. 

      Pineal, TSH

    • D. 

      Adrenal, TSH

  • 20. 
    Signs and/or symptoms of Cushing's Disease include: (check correct boxes)    
    • A. 

      Moon face

    • B. 

      Fatty limbs

    • C. 

      Osteoporosis

    • D. 

      Acne

    • E. 

      Euphoria

  • 21. 
    Cushing's Disease and Cushing's Sydrome have the same cause.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The most common cause of Cushing's Disease is ____________.
    • A. 

      Alcohol abuse

    • B. 

      Steroid use

    • C. 

      Genetic disposition

    • D. 

      Adenoma (benign tumor)