Chapter 62 Cerebrovascular Disorders

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Chapter 62  Cerebrovascular Disorders

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
A patient is on the floor for monitoring after being admitted following an ischemic stroke. The nurse who knows the importance of the principles of body alignment and correct positioning will prevent joint deformities by:
A)
Placing the patient in the prone position, laying flat, for 30 minutes a day
B)
Assisting the patient in acutely flexing the thigh to promote movement
C)
Placing a pillow in the axilla when there is limited external rotation
D)
Placing the patient’s hand in pronation

2.
A patient who just suffered a hemorrhagic stroke is admitted through the emergency room. The nurse’s primary assessment is focused on:
A)
Cardiac and respiratory status
C)
Urinary output
B)
Seizure activity
D)
Fluid and electrolyte balance

3.
The nurse is caring for a patient on t-PA (tissue plasminogen activation) administration. The most common side effect of this infusion is:

A) Bleeding B) Hypertension C) Migraine headache D) Flaccid paralysis

4.
The nurse is aware that an absolute contraindication for thrombolytic therapy is seen in a patient:
A)
Who is anticoagulated
B)
Who is hypertensive
C)
With evidence of stroke evolution
D)
With symptom onset of less than 3 hours prior to admission

5.
A patient experiencing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) is scheduled for a carotid endarterectomy. The nurse explains that this procedure will be done to:
A)
Decrease cerebral edema
B)
Prevent seizure activity that is common following a TIA
C)
Prevent a stroke by removing atherosclerotic plaques blocking cerebral flow
D)
Determine the cause of the TIA

 

Answer Key

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

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