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Gerontological Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 15 :

The Cardiovascular System

Quiz 15 :

The Cardiovascular System

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An older patient complains of prolonged and severe chest pain that occurs at the same time each day during rest with no precipitating factors. How should the nurse describe this type of pain?
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The nurse is providing instruction to an older patient regarding a new diuretic medication. Which should be included in the teaching?
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During a home visit, the nurse learns that an older patient with hypertension takes prescribed medications only when feeling tense. What instruction should the nurse provide to the patient?
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An older patient is prescribed a beta blocker to treat hypertension. What effects will the nurse instruct the patient to report to the healthcare professional? Select all that apply.
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The nurse anticipates that an older patient with right-sided heart failure would exhibit which symptoms? Select all that apply.
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An older patient asks the nurse what holistic actions can be used to help lower elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels. What information should the nurse provide to the patient? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is assessing an older patient diagnosed with heart failure several years ago. Which would indicate the patient is in the late stage of heart failure?
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The nurse is providing discharge instructions for an older patient who is prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for elevated cholesterol. What effects should the nurse advise the patient to report to the healthcare provider? Select all that apply.
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An older patient with a history of atrial fibrillation has a fall at home and is diagnosed with a hemorrhagic stroke. What will the nurse assess first to help determine the cause of this patient's bleeding? Select all that apply.
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An older patient is diagnosed with arterial peripheral vascular disease. What will the nurse assess in this patient? Select all that apply.
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During a blood pressure screening at a pharmacy, an older person experiences a fluttering in the chest. What should the nurse interpret this finding as being?
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An older patient who is prescribed doxazosin mesylate (Cardura) has a lying blood pressure of 124/76 mm Hg and a sitting blood pressure of 100/64 mm Hg. What additional observation is needed for this patient?
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The nurse is planning a presentation to a group of senior citizens on lifestyle modifications to manage high blood pressure. What major points will the nurse include in this presentation? Select all that apply.
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An older female patient experiences fatigue and nausea, is not sleeping well, and makes a vague complaint of intermittent chest discomfort. How should the nurse interpret these symptoms?
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An older patient being treated for hypertension experiences lightheadedness when getting up in the middle of the night to void and when making sudden movements. How should the nurse instruct this patient?
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The nurse is planning care for an older patient with hypertension who recently fell in the home. Which assessment would the nurse plan for this patient?
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The nurse is teaching an older patient with hypertension about foods on a low sodium diet. Which food choices best reflects a low sodium meal?
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The nurse is concerned that an older patient is at risk for developing metabolic syndrome. What manifestations would be present? Select all that apply.
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An older patient has an increase in pitting edema of both ankles and is experiencing breathlessness. The patient is not experiencing any pain. What action should the nurse take to help the patient at this time?
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An older patient has a blood pressure reading of 150/88. The patient reports no other symptoms or medical history of illness. What should the nurse instruct the patient to do?
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