Chapter 67 Musculoskeletal Care Modalities

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Chapter 67  Musculoskeletal Care Modalities

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
The nurse is caring for a patient who has had a plaster leg cast applied. Immediately post-application, the nurse should inform the patient that:
A)
The cast will cool in 5 minutes.
B)
The cast should be covered with a towel.
C)
The cast should be supported on a board while drying.
D)
The cast will only have full strength when dry.

2.
A male patient with an arm cast states that he is unable to straighten his fingers. The nurse notes that the patient is experiencing Volkmann’s contracture, which is due to:
A)
Obstructed arterial blood flow to the forearm and hand
B)
Obstructed venous blood flow from the forearm and hand
C)
The cast being applied too loosely
D)
Muscle spasm of the forearm

3.
The nurse has administered analgesics and elevates the limb for a patient complaining of pain to the leg, which is casted. Thirty minutes after administering the analgesics, the patient states the pain is unrelieved. This may be a sign of:
A)
Edema
C)
Compartment syndrome
B)
A pressure ulcer
D)
Disuse syndrome

4.
The nurse is assessing a patient presenting with a lower extremity fracture. Which of the following signs and symptoms best represents peroneal nerve injury?
A)
Numbness and burning of the foot
C)
Cyanotic toes
B)
Numbness and burning of the hand
D)
Inadequate capillary refill

5.
When instructing a patient who is being discharged with a leg cast, the most appropriate information for the nurse to give the patient is:
A)
Use a knitting needle to scratch under the cast.
B)
Keep the cast covered with a plastic bag to prevent moisture damage.
C)
If any part of the cast breaks, glue it immediately.
D)
Cushion the rough edges of the cast with tape.

 

Answer Key

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

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