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Question 1
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A patient presents to the emergency room complaining of vomiting with severe back and leg pain. The patient's home medications include daily oral corticosteroids. Vital signs reveal a low blood pressure and there are peaked T waves on the electrocardiogram. What is the nurse's priority intervention?

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A

Start an intravenous line

B

Collect urine specimen

C

Administer antiemetic

D

Administer narcotic analgesia

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Question 2
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Which important teaching point should the nurse include in the plan of care for a patient diagnosed with Cushing's disease?

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A

Daily weight using same scale

B

Wash hands frequently

C

Use exfoliating soaps when bathing

D

Avoid yearly influenza vaccine

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Question 3
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The nurse is caring for a patient diagnosed with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). What is the nurse's best action?

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A

Encourage increased fluid and water intake

B

Teach about risk for malignancies

C

Monitor for changes in level of consciousness

D

Assess labwork for potassium level changes

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Question 4
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Following a parathyroidectomy, which electrolyte should the nurse most closely monitor?

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A

Potassium

B

Sodium

C

Magnesium

D

Calcium

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Question 5
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Radioactive iodine is indicated for the treatment of hyperthyroidism. The nurse should include which teaching in this patient's plan of care?

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A

Isolation is required for 6-8 weeks

B

An additional dose may be needed

C

Thyroid replacement therapy is prescribed

D

An overnight hospital stay is required

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Question 6
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The nurse is caring for a patient who has undergone a thyroidectomy. Which patient complaint is highest priority requiring further evaluation?

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A
Pain at surgical site
B
Thirst
C
Hoarseness
D
Nausea
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Question 7
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Which statement made by a student nurse indicates the need for further teaching about pituitary insufficiency?

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A
"Synthetic human growth hormone may be prescribed for children who are small for gestational age."
B
"Testosterone supplements may be prescribed for women with gonadotropin deficiency."
C
"Estrogen is known to regulate the action of growth hormone in men and women."
D
"Chronic kidney disease treatment may include synthetic growth hormone replacement."
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