202 Practice Questions with Rationale for the Cardiovascular System

202 Practice Questions with Rationale for the Cardiovascular System : (Gerontological Nursing)

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Cases of cardiovascular disorders among the older adult population have been increasing constantly. The cardiovascular system weakens through time as aging cells prevail. The nurse caring for a geriatric client needs to have a broad understanding about cardiovascular diseases, their causation, diagnostic procedures, symptoms, and treatment. This text will help you become more qualified and certified to provide care for this wave of baby boomers both by better equipping you to take and pass the gerontological nursing examination or general nursing, and by expanding your knowledge about the cardiovascular system through the rationales provided in the answers for the 202 questions. This book is not limited to future Gerontological Nurses (GN) only, it can be used by Practical Nurses (PN), student nurses, and RN (Registered Nurse) generalist. Sample Questions: 1. During a cardioversion, the gerontological nurse noticed the practical nurse place conductive pads on the chest of an older adult client below the right clavicle to the right of the sternum and in the midaxillary line on the left of the chest. What will be the best course of action for the nurse? (a. assist in properly positioning the pads b. demonstrate how to place the conductive pads c. turn on the ECG (electrocardiogram) recording strip d. connect the client's ECG cable to the converter) 2. An 84 year old client suspected with heart failure is scheduled for BNP (brain natriuretic peptide) test, BUN (blood urea nitrogen) test, thyroid function test, and ECG (electrocardiogram). What will be the best course of action for the nurse? (a. proceed with the tests b. request to cancel thyroid function test because of its irrelevance c. request to cancel thyroid function test and BNP because of their irrelevance d. cancel to request all tests except ECG because of their irrelevance) 3. During the evaluation of an implanted pacemaker device from an older adult client, the nurse noticed that it detects noncardiac electrical events. It was interpreted as cardiac depolarization. Which of the following caused this finding? (a. infected heart tissue b. ungrounded equipment c. uncooperative client d. drug toxicity) 4.A morbidly obese older adult client was prescribed colesevelam (Welchol), atenolol (Tenormin), and metformin (Glucophage). What would be the best course of action for the nurse? (a. notify the doctor to cancel colesevelam due to unsafe drug interaction b. proceed administering the order c. notify the doctor to cancel metformin due to unsafe drug interaction d. question the order for colesevelam and atenolol due to unsafe drug interaction) 5.The nurse is developing care plan to a 66 year old client with hypertensive emergency. Which of the following goal is appropriate for the client? (a. decrease blood pressure by 50 % b. decrease blood pressure by 40 % c. decrease blood pressure by 32 % d. decrease blood pressure by 25 %) 6. Nicardipine (Cardene) was administered intravenously by the nurse to an older adult client with hypertensive crisis. When is the expected onset of this type of medication? (a. 1 to 2 minutes b. 3 to 4 minutes c. 5 to 10 minutes d. 12 to 15 minutes) The answers inside.show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 6mm | 290g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1508654506
  • 9781508654506

About Solomon Barroa Rn

Solomon Barroa is a Registered Nurse in the state of California. He was a university and college professor from the Philippines. He taught Nursing courses. He has a diverse experience in healthcare; from hospitals, clinic, insurance and home health. He had provided care to clients of all ages with different health condition from acute to chronic. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge regarding healthcare encompassing health conditions, pathophysiology, etiology, treatment, and management. Solomon is also a fractal digital artist. He created fractal artwork that are available in other websites such as crated.com, imagekind.com, saatchiart.com, fineartamerica.com, and artistrising.com. A book titled "48 Fractal Images" that represents his digital artworks is available at Amazon.com. Solomon likes to make customized products at his spare time. He also likes to travel and cherishes his experiences in Italy, Barcelona, and Japan. He likes John Locke's theory " Tabula Rasa ." People are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge and ideas are developed from experience and perception about events and the environment.show more