What side effect can furosemide (Lasix) cause and how would symptoms of this condition present?
You are assigned a patient who's ABG's are currently: pH 7.32, PaCO2 48 mm Hg, and HCO3 19 mEq/L. What state is this patient in and how would you treat it?
You are assigned a patient who's pulse is bounding, has JVD, edema, and lung crackles upon auscultation. What is this patient's problem and how would you treat it?
You are assigned a cancer patient that is experiencing fatigue, SOB, dizziness, and chest pain. After receiving report from the lab, you notice this patient has pancytopenia. What condition do you suspect and how do you treat it?
You are caring for a septic patient. When assessing their skin you notice petechiae and cyanotic fingertips. The patient also has hypotension and complains of shart swelling pain. What is your main concern and how would you treat it?
You are caring for a patient with leukemia whose labs today read WBC of 3,500 mm3 and bands at 300. What would you suspect as the problem and what does that entail?
You are caring for a patient who has peptic ulcer disease. When assessing the patient's abdomen, you notice it is rigid and board-like and the patient complains of pain and tenderness. What do you suspect and how would you treat it?
The patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) complains of a chronic cough. The nurse understands that in a patient with GERD this symptom may be indicative of what?
A 5'3" patient who weighs 190 pounds comes in the clinic complaining of heart burn and dysphagia. When getting a history, the patient reports the he does a lot of heavy lifting as part of his job. What would you suspect and how you diagnose it and treat it?
A patient with Hepatitis C is experiencing behavioral and personality changes. Recently he also has a depressed level of consciousness. After drawing blood you find out that the patient's level of blood ammonia is elevated along with their ALT and AST. What do you suspect is the problem and how would you treat it?
You are caring for a patient with steatorrhea, obstructive jaundice, and metabolic acidosis. What do you suspect and how is it treated?
What does prednisone do and what could be some problems associated with taking it?
You are assigned a patient with bilateral ulnar drift and stiffness in their hands. They need help with ADL's and told you their grandmother had the same problem. What would you suspect and how would you treat it?
What is the maximum amount of medication to be given IM deltoid?
A patient with recent gastric surgery starts experiencing vertigo, tachycardia, syncope, sweating, pallor, palpitations, desire to lie down within 30 minutes of eating. What would you suspect and how would you help the patient manage it?
A patient presents with exopthalmos, thin hair, tachycardia, weight loss, and anxiety. What's the diagnosis? Is this curable? How do you treat it?
If one of your patients had hypoparathyroidism, what signs and symptoms would you expect to see? How would you treat it?
You gave a patient insulin 30 minutes before one of their meals. You check back on the patient 7 hours later and realize they didn't eat their meal and are now hypoglycemic. Based on this information, which type of insulin was most likely administered?
An HIV patient is given a transdermal TB test. 48 hours later the patient returns to have it read. The induration is 5 mm. Is this a positive finding for TB in this patient?
You are a scrub nurse assisting with surgery. The patient is on isoflurane and succinylcholine. During the operation, you notice the patient becoming tachypneic and tachycardic. His BP is also climbing along with his temperature. What condition does this patient have and what are your goals in treatment? What intervention should you do first?
Before surgery, why is it important to assess a patient's smoking history?
Allergies to which type of food could indicate a problem when preparing a patient's surgical site?
Cor pulmonale from emphysema eventually results in ________-sided heart failure.
When treating a patient with pneumonia, what is your first priority?
What conditions is a woman on hormone replacement therapy pre-disposed to?
You have a 6 month post-mastectomy patient complaining of lack of sensation on the same side where her mastectomy took place. As her nurse you tell her....
What kind of post-op care will you provide to a TURP patient?