By Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN-10: 1437725589

ISBN-13: 9781437725582

The new sixth version of middle overview for severe Care Nursing is helping readers examine and construct their wisdom of serious care nursing as they arrange for the certification examination. The booklet contains 3 200-question pattern examinations that supply broad perform and assessment key content material. An in-depth reason, entire with references, is integrated for every query. Written lower than the authority of the yankee organization for Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this e-book is a perfect examine device to facilitate coaching for severe care nursing certification. This name contains extra electronic media while bought in print structure. For this electronic ebook variation, media content material isn't really included.

  • Based on center Curriculum for serious Care Nursing, sixth version, the overview is designed to keep on with besides the middle text.
  • Three separate pattern examinations every one tackle the entire variety of vital components in severe care nursing and problem readers' mastery of the...
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    The patient has bulging jugular veins, and heart tones are distant. Which of the following interventions is most appropriate to relieve the patient’s condition? A. Prepare for chest tube insertion B. Prepare for endotracheal intubation C. Prepare for pericardiocentesis D. Prepare for needle thoracostomy 1-81. A patient is admitted to the ICU with thoracic and facial bruises and abrasions sustained earlier that day in a motor vehicle crash. The patient was unrestrained in the car and indicates that he hit the steering wheel at the time of the incident.

    Contact the primary investigator on the study C. Enter the room and review the protocol with the patient D. Recognize that the staff member is a volunteer interested in gathering data for this important study 1-3. A patient is hospitalized for severe fractures of the pelvis and left femur. Two hours after the initial patient assessment, the nurse notes the following findings: increased anxiety and confusion, BP unchanged at 148/84 mm Hg, HR increased from 120 to 146/min, respiratory rate increased from 18 to 44/min.

    1-89. A 60-year-old patient is admitted to the ICU with a 3-day history of nausea, vomiting, and persistent diarrhea. Past medical history is significant for coronary artery disease and hypertension. Admitting vital signs reveal the following: temperature: 102° F; HR: 110/min, sinus tachycardia; BP: 90/40 mm Hg; RR: 30/min. 5 mg/dL; serum lactate: 6 mmol/L. Cultures (blood, urine, sputum, and stool) have been sent, and antibiotic therapy has been initiated. The critical care nurse should expect the patient’s immediate treatment to include the following: A.

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