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Quiz 23 :

The Immune System

Quiz 23 :

The Immune System

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An older patient is diagnosed with bacteremia and asks what caused the condition. What should be included in the nurse's response? Select all that apply.
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B,D,E

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The nurse is reviewing the white blood cell count for an older patient. Which type of cell has memory and self recognition?
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C

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An acute care facility is working to decrease the risk of nosocomial infections in older patients. Which preventative action should be included?
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B

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The nurse is caring for a patient with shingles. How does the nurse best explain its etiology?
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The healthcare provider suggests that an older patient take daily vitamin supplements to enhance immunity. On which supplements should the nurse instruct the patient? Select all that apply.
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An older patient with pneumonia requests information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle for illness prevention. What should the nurse include? Select all that apply.
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An older patient is diagnosed with tuberculosis. What should be included in the nurse's disease process instruction? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is preparing a presentation to senior citizens about the influenza vaccination. Which information should the nurse include? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is planning care for an older patient recently diagnosed with HIV who wants to remain sexually active. Which would be a priority nursing diagnosis for this patient?
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An older patient with rheumatoid arthritis rates current pain as being a 3 on a scale from 1 to 10. Which nonpharmacological interventions can the nurse provide to help this patient? Select all that apply.
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An older patient is hesitant to receive a vaccination against shingles due to lack of knowledge. What will be included in the nurse's teaching?
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An older patient is surprised to learn of the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. What can the nurse explain to the patient about this disorder? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is caring for an older patient recently diagnosed with HIV. What best describes the delay in diagnosis?
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An older patient experienced an anaphylactic reaction after eating shrimp. How would the nurse best describe this response?
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The physician orders a pneumococcal vaccination for a 70-year-old patient. How does the nurse best describe this immunization?
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The nurse is caring for an older patient with a disease caused by a secondary immunodeficiency disorder. Which are secondary disorders? Select all that apply.
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A patient asks the nurse how the immune system protects the body. What is the nurse's best response?
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The nurse administers an annual flu vaccination to an older patient who asks if they need the pneumonia vaccination too. What is the nurse's best response?
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An older patient is diagnosed with asthma. What should the nurse teach the patient about this health problem? Select all that apply.
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For which older patient should the nurse suspect a decline in the responsiveness of the immune system?
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