Fatigue

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Question 1
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Based on the significant effects of chronic idiopathic fatigue, what is the nurse's priority assessment?

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A

Cholesterol level and lipid profile

B

Creatinine and BUN levels

C

Memory loss testing

D

Mental health evaluation

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Question 2
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The nurse is assessing for fatigue in a patient diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Which self -reporting tool is best for the nurse to utilize?

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A

Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAF)

B

Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS)

C

Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI)

D

Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI)

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Question 3
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A patient presents to the clinic complaining of nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. Lab results reveal elevated BUN and creatinine levels. Which acute condition is this patient at most risk for developing?

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A

Influenza

B

Mononucleosis

C

Acute renal failure

D

Pneumonia

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Question 4
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The nurse is caring for a patient diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The nurse should assess for which priority problem?

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A

Fatigue

B

Bradypnea

C

Hypertension

D

Fall risk

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Question 5
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A patient with chronic kidney disease is most likely to complain of which symptom?

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A

Fatigue

B

Thirst

C

Constipation

D

Excess bleeding

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Question 6
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A patient has been recently diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and asks the nurse about the cause of this illness. What is the nurse's best response?

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A
"The provider will be able to tell you when the lab results are back."
B
"An exact cause may not be determined, but a treatment plan will be discussed."
C
"Stress is the main cause; a referral to a counselor may be helpful."
D
"This is considered a psychiatric illness requiring behavioral medicine."
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Question 7
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The nurse palpates swollen nodes in a patient's neck who presented to the clinic with complaints of fatigue lasting at least 2 weeks. What is the nurse's best action?

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A
Advise patient this finding is normal.
B
Review patient's thyroid labwork.
C
Perform deep tendon reflexes.
D
Notify the healthcare provider.
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Question 8
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The nurse is assessing a patient for risk factors of chronic fatigue syndrome. Which factors should the nurse identify as placing the patient at risk for chronic fatigue syndrome? (Select all that apply.)

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A
Feeling tired upon awakening
B
Chronic migraines
C
Tenderness under the jaw
D
5 episodes tonsillitis/past year
E
Swollen, painful knees
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Question 9
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The occupational health nurse is making rounds in a factory. Which employees need further education about energy conservation strategies?

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A
Workers reaching up to high shelf often to obtain cleaning supplies
B
Workers bending over to lift boxes onto conveyer belt
C
Workers who have delegated out parts of their activities
D
Workers standing for long periods
E
Workers standing at desks at waist level
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Question 10
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The nurse recognizes that which patients are at highest risk for physiologic fatigue? (Select all that apply.)

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A
Parents of a newborn
B
Adolesent with anorexia
C
25-year-old pregnant female
D
Grandmother who takes image mile walks
E
Businessman who consumes six cups coffee/day
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Question 11
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Which are treatment related causes of fatigue? (Select all that apply.)

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A
Blood transfusion
B
Chemotherapy
C
Radiation therapy
D
Surgery
E
Side effects of medications
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