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Chapter 29: Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient

Chapter 29: Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient

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Chapter 29: Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient
Jarvis: Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1.   At the beginning of rounds when entering the room, what should the nurse do first?
a.

Check the intravenous (IV) infusion site for swelling or redness.

b.

Check the infusion pump settings for accuracy.

c.

Make eye contact with the patient, and introduce him or herself as the patient’s nurse.

d.

Offer the patient something to drink.

 
2.   During an assessment, the nurse is unable to palpate pulses in the left lower leg. What should the nurse do next?
a.

Document that the pulses are nonpalpable.

b.

Reassess the pulses in 1 hour.

c.

Ask the patient turn to the side, and then palpate for the pulses again.

d.

Use a Doppler device to assess the pulses.

3.   During a morning assessment, the nurse notices that a patient’s urine output is below the expected amount. What should the nurse do next?
a.

Obtain an order for a Foley catheter.

b.

Obtain an order for a straight catheter.

c.

Perform a bladder scan test.

d.

Refer the patient to an urologist.

4.   What should the nurse assess before entering the patient’s room on morning rounds?
a.

Posted conditions, such as isolation precautions

b.

Patient’s input and output chart from the previous shift

c.

Patient’s general appearance

d.

Presence of any visitors in the room

5.   The nurse has administered a pain medication to a patient by an IV infusion. The nurse should reassess the patient’s response to the pain medication within _____ minutes.
a.

5

b.

15

c.

30

d.

60


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