Chapter 69 Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Trauma

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Chapter 69  Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Trauma

 

 

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1.
The emergency room nurse delivers a report on a patient that is arriving on the orthopedic floor and states that the patient has a fracture of the nose that has resulted in a skin tear and involvement of the mucous membranes of the nasal passages. The orthopedic nurse is aware that this description likely indicates which type of fracture?

A) Compression B) Compound C) Impacted D) Transverse

2.
The nurse is preparing a care plan for a patient who has sustained a long bone fracture. Which intervention will the nurse include in the care plan to enhance fracture healing?
A)
Limit weight bearing and exercising
B)
Monitor color, temperature, and pulses of the affected extremity
C)
Avoid immobilization of the fracture fragments
D)
Administer high doses of corticosteroids

3.
An athletic patient presents to the ambulatory care facility complaining of pain in the right knee with weight bearing. He states that two days ago he ran 10 miles and woke up the next morning with knee pain. Upon examination, the nurse notes edema, tenderness, muscle spasms and, ecchymosis. Based upon these symptoms, the nurse anticipates the patient has experienced a:
A)
First-degree strain
C)
First-degree sprain
B)
Second-degree strain
D)
Second-degree sprain

4.
The nurse preparing the patient who has sustained a sprain of the left ankle for discharge from the emergency room to home correctly instructs the patient to:
A)
Apply heat for the first 24 to 48 hours after injury.
B)
Maintain the ankle in a dependent position.
C)
Exercise hourly by performing rotation exercises of the ankle.
D)
Apply an elastic compression bandage to the ankle.

5.
The nurse caring for a patient with an open fracture of the radius is developing a care plan for the patient. The nurse will assign priority to which of the following nursing diagnoses?
A)
Risk for infection
B)
Risk for activity intolerance
C)
Risk for imbalanced nutrition, less than body requirements
D)
Risk for powerlessness

 

Answer Key

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

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