Chapter 60 Assessment of Neurologic Function

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Chapter 60  Assessment of Neurologic Function

 

 

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1.
The nurse assessing a patient with a head injury due to a motor vehicle accident who is experiencing temporary blindness in the left eye would be correct in documenting this abnormal finding as corresponding to which of the following cerebral lobes?

A) Temporal B) Occipital C) Parietal D) Frontal

2.
A nurse completing a neurological exam on a patient with Ménière’s disease is assessing cranial nerve VIII. The nurse would be correct in identifying the function of this nerve as which of the following?
A)
Movement of the tongue
C)
Sense of smell
B)
Visual acuity
D)
Hearing and equilibrium

3.
The nurse assessing a patient who exhibits an uncoordinated gait knows that which of the following brain structures affects balance and coordination?

A) Cerebellum B) Pons C) Medulla D) Midbrain

4.
A patient is scheduled for an electroencephalography (EEG) to aid in the diagnosis of a seizure disorder. Appropriate patient teaching for this diagnostic test would include which of the following?
A)
Sedation will be given prior to the test.
B)
The patient will be NPO prior to the test.
C)
The patient may be sleep deprived prior to the test.
D)
Coffee can be consumed in the meal prior to the test.

5.
To assess function of cranial nerve VIII, the nurse would be correct in completing which of the following assessment techniques?
A)
Have the patient identify familiar odors with his eyes closed
B)
Assess papillary reflex
C)
Utilize the Snellen chart
D)
Test for air and bone conduction (Rinne’s test)

 

Answer Key

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

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