Chapter 71 Emergency Nursing

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Chapter 71  Emergency Nursing

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
Which patient would the nurse prioritize as needing emergent treatment, assuming no other injuries are present except the ones outlined below?
A)
A patient with a blunt chest trauma with some difficulty breathing
B)
A patient with a sore neck that was immobilized in the field on a backboard with a cervical collar
C)
A patient with a possible fractured tibia with adequate pedal pulses
D)
A patient with confusion

2.
The nurse notes that the family members of a patient who was injured in an accident are blaming each other for the event. The nurse appropriately lets the family members express their remorse, while explaining that there was probably little they could do to prevent the injury. The family is in which stage of crisis?

A) Anxiety and denial B) Remorse and guilt C) Anger D) Grief

3.
The physician notes that an unconscious patient brought to the emergency room needs emergency surgery. No family members are present, and the patient does not have identification. Which of the following actions by the nurse is most important regarding obtaining consent to examine and treat the patient?
A)
Ask the social worker to come and sign the consent.
B)
Contact the police to obtain the patient’s identity.
C)
Obtain a court order to treat the patient.
D)
Document in the patient’s chart the level of consciousness and health status of patient.

4.
The patient is experiencing respiratory insufficiency and is unable to maintain spontaneous respirations. The nurse expects that the physician will perform or insert which of the following airway management techniques or devices?
A)
Oropharyngeal airway
C)
Endotracheal intubation
B)
Jaw thrust maneuver
D)
Cricothyroidotomy

5.
The most appropriate nursing diagnosis for a patient who has difficulty maintaining a patent airway due to hemorrhage in the oral cavity would be:
A)
Ineffective airway clearance
C)
Risk for trauma
B)
Impaired swallowing
D)
Ineffective individual coping

 

Answer Key

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

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