1. A patient is newly diagnosed with diabetes. It has been a few months and they cannot seem to control their glucose very well. You are doing some additional education with them. Which of the following statements indicates this patient has a correct understanding about what you have taught them?

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2. A patient just had a chest tube inserted. You are monitoring their vitals (HR, SpO2, BP, RR). During the first hour after insertion, how often are you monitoring their vitals? (Assuming the vitals are stable)

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Nursing Interventions

3. You are transporting a patient to another unit. They have a chest tube. Which of the following statements is true when transporting this patient?

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What angle degree does a PPD (TB test) need to be at and where does it need to go?



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5. You are giving a tap water enema for a pre-op patient. In what position do you have them lay in what position

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6. A young female patient is getting ready to a have a CT of their abdomen. The patient has never had a CT before. The patient is nervous and asking a lot of questions about having a CT. You answer many of their questions. Which of the following would be a response that indicates understanding of CT imaging?

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7. What are the 5 rights of medication administration. Select all that apply:

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8. You suspect a patient is having extrapyramidal symptoms after being given a medication. All of the following are extrapyramidal symptoms except:

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9. Based simply on the labs below, which of the following patients would need to be seen first for emergent intervention and orders?

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10. You have a 8 year old girl who just had a tonsillectomy. You noticed after the last 2 hours she has had increased swallowing and says she feels dizzy. What is most likely happening based on your assessment?

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What is the typical time frame of the Gran mal seizure to last?



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ABGs are ordered. The respiratory therapist comes to collect this. Before drawing blood they compress both the radial and ulnar artery at the same time. The hand becomes white and when released, the color returns. They do this to assess normal blood flow to the hand. What test are they performing?



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A patient has their ABG's drawn. Their C02 is 68. What would you GENERALLY expect to find upon your assessment?



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A patient has an INR of 8.5. No active bleeding noted. They are on Coumadin for hx of multiple pulmonary embolisms. What order would you most likely expect?




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A patient overdoses on acetaminophen. What is the typical monitoring interval for liver function labs? And what is often seen on the initial liver function panel, 4 hours after the ingestion?



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16. A patient's sodium is 119 at 1500. A basic metabolic panels are being draw every 4 hours. They have fluids running at 75 cc hour. Their next sodium level results at 1900 is 128. What do you do next?

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Reduction Risk Potential

17. You have a 15 year patient who has Reye's syndrome. Which over the counter medication is associated with this and should be avoided under the age of 18?


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18. A patient’s ECG shows some abnormalities. They have a potassium of 6.5. When a patient has hyperkalemia, which ECG abnormality below, would most likely be seen?



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19. A patient has the following labs. What symptoms would they most likely have?

Glucose 550

Cr 1.3

K 3.2

Na 130

BNP 900

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20. A Guthrie test is used in newborns to help detect a rare inherited disorder called PKU. Where is the child pricked for this test?


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21. A patient is having a CT of their abdomen with contrast. Which medication are they taking that will need to be withheld for 48 hours after the contrast is given?





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Basic Care & Comfort

22. You are teaching a patient with a new colostomy bag. When is the best time to change a colostomy bag?


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23. A patient has insomnia. They have a nursing diagnosis of sleep deprivation r/t restlessness and difficulties staying asleep. Which nursing intervention below is priority?

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Pharmacological/Parenteral Tx

24. A patient is on a heparin drip for a pulmonary embolism. What is the anecdote for a serious overdose of heparin?


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25. A patient is receiving blood. They become SOA & develop a 103 fever. It is determined that they are having a transfusion reaction. After the patient is stabilized, what do you do with the blood and the tubing?


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26. A 52 year old patient suddenly develops loss of hearing in their right ear. They also tell you that “ I feel like I have lost my balance when I try to walk”. Which medication below carries a black box warning for ototoxicity?

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27. A patient has just started the Depo Provera contraceptive. The patient asks when do they need their next injection. Which of following is correct?


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Care Plans

28. Which nursing diagnosis would be the highest priority to focus on for a patient in the hospital with pneumonia?



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Central Lines

29. If your patient hears a whooshing sound in the same ear on the side where they have a central line (and an antibiotic infusing), what do you do next?


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A patient is discharging. They have a central line that needs to be removed. In what position should the patient be placed before pulling the central line?



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31. A 3 month old baby's skin and nails becomes blue upon crying, feeding, and/or having a bowel movement. Which heart defect is this MOST likely describing?



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