As part of a comprehensive cardiovascular examination, the nurse palpates the apical pulse. At what location should the nurse palpate?
• The apical pulse is palpated at the fifth intercostal space on the left midclavicular line. This is also known as the point of maximal impulse (PMI)
A nurse preceptor is teaching a student about treatments for hypoglycemia. Which blood glucose level is considered hypoglycemic?
A nurse is caring for a client with a dislocated right shoulder. What are the appropriate techniques for neurovascular assessment?
The nurse is reviewing lab results for a patient with Cushing's syndrome. Which of the following would indicate a corticotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma?
The nurse is caring for a critical patient with hypoparathyroidism. Which of the following complications should the nurse be alert for in a patient with severe hyposecretion of the parathyroid hormone?
A surgical floor nurse is caring for a post-operative client who has undergone a total thyroidectomy. Which of the following are important nursing assessment measures during postoperative care?
The nurse is assessing a patient in skeletal traction after sustaining a femur fracture. While assessing the pin sites, the nurse would expect to note:
While assessing a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the nurse should auscultate for bruits. Which location is the most common site for AAA formation?
The nurse is caring for a patient with an implanted pacemaker. While observing the cardiac monitor, the nurse notes extra pacer spikes that are not followed by a heart beat. The nurse suspects which condition?
While caring for a patient after shoulder arthroplasty, the nurse assesses for brachial plexus compromise by doing which of the following ulnar nerve tests?
A patient with diabetes mellitus is admitted to the hospital with lower back pain. The patient's blood glucose is 563 mg/dl upon admission. Which assessment finding would the nurse most likely note with this blood glucose level?
The nurse is caring for a client with an extremity fracture. While assessing the patient, what signs might indicate Fat Emboli Syndrome (FES)?