Bates’ Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking 1st edition Hogan-Quigley, Palm, Bickley Test Bank

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  • Published: 2011
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Bates Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking Hogan-Quigley Test Bank

Chapter 2- Critical Thinking in Health Assessment

1. The nurse is working with a patient to identify health goals and interventions to achieve the goals. In which phase of the nursing process are the nurse and patient participating?
A) Assessment
B) Diagnosis
C) Planning
D) Evaluation
2. The nurse is changing a patient’s plan of care because identified goals have not been achieved. The nurse is working within which phase of the nursing process?
A) Assessment
B) Planning
C) Implementation
D) Evaluation
3. During an assessment, the nurse asks a patient with low back pain what has been used to try to alleviate the pain. The nurse is asking questions to determine which category of the mnemonic OLD CART?
A) Treatments
B) Duration
C) Location
D) Onset
4. The nurse is completing an assessment of a patient with cardiac and respiratory problems. Which data would the nurse categorize as subjective?
A) Blood pressure 168/94 mm Hg
B) Respiratory rate 28 and shallow
C) Heart rate 94 and irregular
D) Palpitations every morning
5. After completing an assessment, the nurse is generating the patient’s problem list. Which problem would have the highest priority for the patient?
A) Shoulder pain
B) Insomnia
C) Anxiety about work
D) Lack of appetite
6. The nurse has identified that a patient has 24 health issues to be included on the problem list. What can the nurse do to help focus on the patient’s most acute health care needs first?
A) Place the problems in alphabetical order.
B) Separate the list into active and inactive problems.
C) List the problems according to body system.
D) Ask the patient which problem is the highest priority.
7. The nurse is determining diagnoses that would be appropriate for a patient with heart failure. Which diagnosis would have the highest priority for the patient?
A) Activity intolerance related to shortness of breath and fatigue
B) Ineffective health maintenance related to last mammogram being 2 years ago
C) Knowledge deficit related to lack of information regarding low-sodium diet
D) Anxiety related to hospitalization and inability to attend to home and work needs
8. The nurse is developing nursing diagnosis for a patient. Which health concerns would be appropriate for the nurse to identify as health maintenance problems? (Select all that apply.)
A) Prescribed medication to treat prostate cancer
B) Instruction needed on newly prescribed renal diet
C) Importance of having pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination
D) Exercises for range of motion and mobility due to arthritis
E) Schedule for hemodialysis to start three times each week
9. The nurse has completed a plan of care for a patient having a total knee replacement. What should the nurse do prior to implementing this plan of care?
A) Discuss the plan of care with the nurse manager.
B) Share the assessment and plan with the admitting health care provider.
C) Ask the patient for opinions and willingness to proceed with the interventions.
D) Identify which quality improvement activities will be included in the plan of care.
10. After reassessing a patient with a foot wound, the nurse identifies a new health problem of reduced breath sounds in both lung bases. What should the nurse do with this information? (Select all that apply.)
A) Notify the nurse manager.
B) Formulate a nursing diagnosis.
C) Add interventions to the care plan.
D) Add the new problem to the problem list.
E) Nothing because this is an expected finding.

Answer Key

1. C
2. D
3. A
4. D
5. A
6. B
7. A
8. B, C, D
9. C
10. B, C, D

Bates Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking Hogan-Quigley Test Bank