Chapter 65 Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders

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Chapter 65  Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
The nurse is likely to expect to find which of the following symptoms upon assessment of a patient with an acoustic neuroma who has been admitted to the oncology unit?
A)
Loss of hearing, tinnitus, and vertigo
B)
Loss of vision, change in mental status, and hyperthermia
C)
Loss of hearing, increased sodium retention, and hypertension
D)
Loss of vision, headache, and tachycardia

2.
The family of a patient with brain metastases who is not receiving treatment questions the nurse about the length of time the patient has to live. The nurse’s best response is that patients with this condition generally have a mean survival time of:

A) 2 weeks B) 1 month C) 6 months D) 1 year

3.
The nurse has determined that an appropriate nursing diagnosis for a patient with a brain tumor is anxiety related to lack of control over the health care needs and situation. The nurse will identify which measure as appropriate for the plan of care of this patient?
A)
The patient will receive antianxiety medications every 4 hours.
B)
The patient’s family will be instructed on measures to implement when providing care for the patient.
C)
The patient will be encouraged to verbalize concerns related to the disease and its treatment.
D)
The patient will begin a busy schedule of therapy so that he will forget about the anxiety.

4.
A patient with a suspected spinal cord tumor is undergoing diagnostic testing for loss of motor function and sensation possibly related to compression of the spinal cord. In preparation for diagnostic studies, the nurse will inform the patient that the most commonly used study to diagnose spinal cord compression from a tumor is a(n):

A) X-ray B) Ultrasound C) CT scan D) MRI scan

5.
A patient has returned to the unit after surgery for a tumor within the spine. When positioning the patient for comfort and to reduce injury to the surgical site, the nurse will position the patient in which of the following positions?
A)
Lithotomy position
C)
Trendelenburg position
B)
Flat side-lying position
D)
Reverse Trendelenburg position

 

Answer Key

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

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