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1. A nurse is assessing a patient who has been taking prednisone following an exacerbation of COPD. Which of the following findings during the assessment would be the highest priority?
2. A patient is diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy, which of the following medications should the nurse anticipate that the medical provider will order?
3. An experienced nurse is discussing the possible causes of variable decelerations with a nurse new to the unit. Which of the following should the experienced nurse include in the teaching? (Select all that apply)
4. A nurse in a clinic is reviewing the laboratory reports of a patient who is suspected to have cholelithiasis. Which of the following would be an expected finding?
5. When completing an admission assessment of a patient who has pancreatitis, which of the following should be an expected finding?
6. The nurse should be aware that which types of hepatitis are transmitted via the fecal-oral route? (Select all that apply).
7. A medical-surgical RN has been assigned a patient with hepatitis B who also has ascites. Which of the following actions should the nurse include in the plan of care?
8. A nurse is caring for a patient who has cirrhosis. Which of the following medications can the nurse expect that she will be administering to the patient? (Select all that apply).
9. As a nurse, you are providing education to a patient who is to have an x-ray of the kidneys, ureters and bladder (KUB). Which of the following statements should you definitely include in your teaching?
10. A nurse in a dialysis clinic is caring for a patient who is receiving hemodialysis and develops disequilibrium syndrome. Which of the following is the most appropriate action by the nurse?
11. You are caring for a patient after a spontaneous vaginal birth. Which of the following hormones should the nurse know decreases after the delivery of the placenta? (Select all that apply).
12. A nurse is teaching new parents the importance of administering Aquamephyton to their newborn. Which of the following is an appropriate response by the nurse when educating the parents on what this medication will do?
13. Which of the following instructions should the nurse include when informing the parents about administering digoxin to their infant?
14. Which of the following immunizations should the nurse plan to administer to a 2 month old infant?
15. During change of shift report a nurse is told that a patient has become stuporous. When doing his assessment, which of the following findings should the nurse expect to observe?
16. A nurse is caring for a patient that who smokes and has been diagnosed with lung cancer. The patient states, “I am coughing because I have that cold that everyone has had that’s been going around.” Which of the following defense mechanisms is the patient using?
17. A nurse is performing an assessment of her patient immediately following an electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) procedure. Which of the following should she expect to find? (Select all that apply).
18. A psychiatric nurse is leading an educational session about the indications for ECT. Which of the following situations would be appropriate to include in this educational session?
19. A nurse is caring for a patient who has a history of alcohol abuse. The patient is no longer experiencing withdrawal signs and symptoms. Which of the following medications should the nurse anticipate that she will be administering to the patient to assist them with maintaining abstinence from alcohol use?
20. While performing your assessment on a patient who has bulimia nervosa with purging behaviors, which of the following would be an expected finding? (Select all that apply).

A nurse is providing their patient with education on a new prescription called fluoxetine for treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.  Which of the following statements indicate that the patient understands the correct use of this medication?

22. The labor and delivery nurse should be aware that physiologic jaundice in a newborn is caused by which of the following?
23. When caring for a patient with Meniere’s disease, which of the following should the nurse encourage them to limit in their diet to better manage their signs and symptoms?
24. Which of the following electrolytes must be maintained within normal limits constantly while a patient is receiving lithium?
25. A nurse is caring for a patient who is taking a newly prescribed medication called phenelzine. Which of the following are adverse effects of this medication that the nurse could possibly observe? (Select all that apply).

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