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Nursing (NUR414) Exam 3, Questions And Answers

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Exam 3, questions and answers

The College of New Rochelle

Nursing (NUR414)

Sample Questions Exam 3:
1. There is a break in right femur. What would show you that’s definitely broken?
a) Pain in the right thigh
b) Swelling in the right leg
c) Shortened leg
d) Redness in the legs

2. A nurse assesses a client who is prescribed levothyroxine (Synthroid) for hypothyroidism.
Which assessment finding should alert the nurse that the medication therapy is effective?
a. Thirst is recognized and fluid intake is appropriate.
b. Weight has been the same for 3 weeks.
c. Total white blood cell count is 6000 cells/mm3.
d. Heart rate is 70 beats/min and regular.

3. Which nursing intervention will be included in the plan of care after a patient with a right
femur
fracture has a hip spica cast applied?
a. Avoid placing the patient in prone position.
b. Ask the patient about abdominal discomfort.
c. Discuss remaining on bed rest for several weeks.
d. Use the cast support bar to reposition the patient.
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4. A 32-year-old patient who has had an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of left
lower leg fractures continues to complain of severe pain in the leg 15 minutes after receiving
the prescribed IV morphine. Pulses are faintly palpable and the foot is cool. Which action
should the nurse take next?

a. Notify the health care provider.
b. Assess the incision for redness.
c. Reposition the left leg on pillows.
d. Check the patient’s blood pressure.

5. A patient who has had an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a hip fracture tells
the nurse that he is ready to get out of bed for the first time. Which action should the nurse
take?
a. Use a mechanical lift to transfer the patient from the bed to the chair.
b. Check the postoperative orders for the patient’s weight-bearing status.
a. Notify the health care provider.
b. Assess the incision for redness.
c. Reposition the left leg on pillows.
d. Check the patient’s blood pressure.
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c. Avoid administration of pain medications before getting the patient up.
d. Delegate the transfer of the patient to nursing assistive personnel (NAP).

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