Chapter 20 Postoperative Nursing Management

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Chapter 20  Postoperative Nursing Management

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
What is the first assessment the recovery room nurse makes on a newly admitted patient?

A) Heart rate B) Nail perfusion C) Core temperature D) Patency of the airway

2.
In what position should an unconscious patient be placed until he or she regains consciousness?
A)
Side-lying with chin extended
C)
Prone
B)
Dorsal with knees slightly flexed
D)
Semi-Fowler’s

3.
Upon admission to the postanesthesia care unit, a patient’s blood pressure was 130/90 and the pulse was 68. After 30 minutes, the patient’s blood pressure is 120/65, and the pulse is 100. The patient’s skin is cold, moist, and pale. The patient is showing symptoms of which of the following?
A)
Hypothermia
C)
Neurogenic shock
B)
Hypovolemic shock
D)
Malignant hypothermia

4.
The patient is in the recovery room following chest surgery and complains of severe nausea. The nurse should first:
A)
Administer an analgesic.
B)
Apply a cool cloth to the patient’s forehead.
C)
Offer the patient a small amount of ice chips.
D)
Turn the patient completely to one side.

5.
A nurse is caring for a patient after abdominal surgery in the postanesthesia-care unit. The patient’s blood pressure has increased and the patient is restless. The patient’s oxygen saturation is 97%. What is the likely cause for the increase in blood pressure and restlessness?
A)
The patient’s temperature is low.
C)
The patient is in pain.
B)
The patient is in shock.
D)
The patient is nauseated.

 

Answer Key

1.
D
2.
A
3.
B
4.
D
5.
C

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