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Quiz 44 :

Care of Patients with Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

Quiz 44 :

Care of Patients with Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

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The emergency department nurse is attempting to revive an unconscious,shivering person with extreme hypothermia (rectal temperature of 94° F).The nurse should be most alarmed with which change?
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Cessation of shivering indicates that the body's homeostatic response to generate heat has ceased and the patient's condition is deteriorating.Clenching hands are an insignificant finding.Reddened ears and returning reflexes would indicate warming.

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The nurse is teaching a group of CNAs about the fastest and simplest technique to reduce temperature in a patient with a fever.Which method should the nurse include in the teaching plan?
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Removing the patient's clothing and bed linen covering the patient is a quick,simple,and usually effective way to reduce temperature.The application of ice packs may result in excessive cooling and result in shivering,which acts to increase metabolic rate.Bathing in tepid water is effective but requires more time and interaction than simply removing clothing and bed linens.Chilled drinks will not adequately reduce the total body temperature.

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The nurse is teaching a CPR class.During the class,the nurse correctly includes which statement when discussing the Good Samaritan Law?
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The Good Samaritan Law is designed to protect passersby who render first aid so they will not be held liable for the outcome of emergency care.Individuals who choose to render care will be held to the standard consistent with their training.The law is not limited to medical personnel.It does not address limitations of liability.There is no definition of specific scenarios protected by the law.

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A spectator at the Little League playoffs in August in Texas faints in the sun-drenched stands.His face is flushed and his skin is hot to the touch.What action should the first responder take?
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The nurse cautions that,when cooling down a victim of heatstroke,one must be careful to prevent shivering.Shivering can lead to which complication?
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The nurse is caring for a conscious patient who has symptoms consistent with hypoglycemia.After a serum glucose reading supports this diagnosis,which substance is preferred to initially increase the patient's glucose level?
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The nurse is reviewing the physician's notes on a patient's chart.The nurse notes that the patient demonstrated Cullen sign.The nurse correctly recognizes that this patient most likely had which manifestation?
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An 80-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department after being found unconscious in her garage sitting in her car.Which assessment finding is most concerning to the nurse?
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A worker in a department store fell through a plate glass window,causing a deep laceration on the right mid-thigh that is pumping bright red arterial blood.Which initial action is most important for the first responder to take?
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A diving accident occurs at the community pool and the victim is conscious and in pain.Which intervention is most appropriate pending the arrival of emergency medical personnel?
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A delivery man comes to the emergency department with dog bites on his legs.He states that the dog ran away after the attack and could not be identified.After treating the bites,the nurse educates the man about which next step?
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The nurse has arrived on the scene of an accident.The victim is conscious and has a large bleeding laceration on his thigh.The nurse uses an available towel to provide compression to the wound.What action should the nurse perform next?
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A drowning victim is brought to shore and is semiconscious and breathing.The camp counselor recognizes that which positioning is the most appropriate for this victim?
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The nurse recognizes which indications of respiratory distress?
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A student nurse is assisting with the care of a 50-year-old man who is being treated in the emergency department for hypothermia.The student asks the charge nurse why the patient is having his heart monitored.How should the nurse best respond?
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The first responder to an automobile accident finds a victim with a sucking chest wound.What action should the responder take?
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A victim of a knife fight is found lying in a parking lot with a loop of bowel protruding from an abdominal wound.What should the first responder do first?
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The nurse is caring for a patient with frostbite.Which assessment findings would lead the nurse to conclude that the patient has second-degree frostbite?
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In the memory prompt for emergency care,ABCDE,what does the "E" represent?
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A restaurant patron sitting at a next table begins to choke and cough.The patron yells,"I'm choking! I can't breathe!" What action should the first responder take?
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