Critical Care

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Question 1
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The population that is increasingly using critical care units and needing specialized nursing care is the population of

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elderly.

B

middle-age adults.

C

underserved pregnant women.

D

uninsured.

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Question 2
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The ICU nurse planning care for a critically ill client tries to arrange care to minimize the most disruptive stressor for the client, which is

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alteration in sleep.

B

fear of the unknown.

C

persistent pain.

D

sense of isolation.

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Question 3
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Critical care units (CCUs) have been developed in almost all hospitals because such units

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allow for concentration of expert personnel.

B

can offer special services to the family.

C

contain costs.

D

separate the seriously ill from the other clients.

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Question 4
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The nurse admitting clients to the critical care unit understands that priority clients for this area are those who need

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a cleaner environment to prevent nosocomial infections.

B

continuous physiologic monitoring.

C

frequent vital sign checks.

D

private rooms conducive to rest and sleep.

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Question 5
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The nurse admitting clients to an intensive care unit understands that research demonstrates best client outcomes when clients

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are in an area that allows liberal family visitation.

B

have consistent nurses caring for them.

C

have state of the art physiologic monitoring.

D

receive multidisciplinary care led by an intensivist.

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Question 6
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A nurse who is acting in a manner that respects and supports the client's and family's basic rights, values, and beliefs is functioning in which professional role?

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Advocate
B
Caregiver
C
Critical thinker
D
Manager
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Question 7
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A nurse working in critical care would plan interactions with clients' families based on the understanding that families most need

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knowledge.
B
respect.
C
sleep.
D
spiritual support.
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Question 8
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A nurse working in the critical care unit would assess the client's complexity by asking questions related to

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ability of the client and family to make sound decisions.
B
effect of family, stress, and environmental factors on the client.
C
interplay of multiple medical problems on the current condition.
D
the client's ability to use compensatory coping mechanisms.
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Question 9
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The essential nurse competency that the critical care nurse uses when providing best care practices is

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advocacy.
B
clinical inquiry.
C
clinical judgment.
D
systems thinking.
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Question 10
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A critical care nurse understands that stressors affecting both the client and the client's family include (Select all that apply)

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disorientation.
B
fear.
C
immobility.
D
pain.
E
privacy.
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