What Do You Know About Thoracentesis? Trivia Quiz

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What do you know about thoracentesis? There are different ways that fluids may find their way to the lungs, and this may cause difficulties in breathing and sometimes death. This, therefore, calls for a needle to be inserted into a patient's lungs and the fluid getting extracted. Get to learn more about the procedure by taking this quick quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A client is being prepared for a thoracentesis. The nurse should assist the client to which position for the procedure?
    • A. 

      Lying in bed on the affected side.

    • B. 

      Lying in bed on the unaffected side.

    • C. 

      Sims’ position with the head of the bed flat.

    • D. 

      Prone with the head turned to the side and supported by a pillow .

  • 2. 
    The nurse is caring for a client who is 1-day postoperative for a total hip replacement. Which is the best position in which the nurse should place the client?
    • A. 

      Side-lying on the operative side.

    • B. 

      On the nonoperative side with the legs abducted.

    • C. 

      Side-lying with the affected leg internally rotated.

    • D. 

      Side-lying with the affected leg externally rotated.

  • 3. 
    A client has just returned to a nursing unit after an above-knee amputation of the right leg. The nurse should place the client in which position?
    • A. 

      Prone.

    • B. 

      Reverse Trendelenburg’s.

    • C. 

      Supine, with the residual limb flat on the bed.

    • D. 

      Supine, with the residual limb supported with pillows.

  • 4. 
    While changing the tapes on a newly inserted tracheostomy tube, the client coughs and the tube is dislodged. Which is the initial nursing action?
    • A. 

      Call the health care provider to reinsert the tube.

    • B. 

      Grasp the retention sutures to spread the opening.

    • C. 

      Call the respiratory therapy department to reinsert the tracheotomy.

    • D. 

      Cover the tracheostomy site with a sterile dressing to prevent infection.

  • 5. 
    The nurse is caring for a client immediately after the removal of the endotracheal tube. The nurse should report which sign immediately if experienced by the client?
    • A. 

      Stridor

    • B. 

      Occasional pink-tinged sputum

    • C. 

      Respiratory rate of 24 breaths/minute.

    • D. 

      A few basilar lung crackles on the right.

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