Management of patients with neurologic dysfunction quiz

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Management of patients with neurologic dysfunction

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1. Initial compensatory vital sign changes with increased ICP include all of the following except:

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2. Nursing care for a patient who is experiencing a convulsive seizure includes all of the following except:

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3. ICP can be increased by a:

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4. The earliest sign of serious impairment of brain circulation related to increasing ICP is:

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5. As ICP rises, the nurse knows that she may be asked to give a commonly used osmotic diuretic:

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6. The first priority of treatment for a patient with altered level of consciousness is:

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7. A seizure characterized by loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the trunk and extremities, rapidly followed by repetitive generalized clonic jerking, is classified as a:

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8. The majority of cases of epilepsy occur in those:

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9. Long-term use of antiseizure medication in women leads to an increased incidence of:

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10. A nurse knows that a patient experiencing Cushing’s triad would not exhibit:

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11. A nurse assessing urinary output as an indicator of diabetes insipidus knows that an hourly output of what volume over 2 hours may be a positive indicator?

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12. An indicator of compromised respiratory status significant enough to require mechanical ventilation for an average-weight adult patient with a neurologic dysfunction would be:

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13. Nursing care activities for a patient with increased ICP would not include:

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14. Postcraniotomy cerebral edema is at a maximum how long after brain surgery?

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15. The most severe neurologic impairments are evidenced by abnormal body posturing defined as:

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16. Headaches classified as primary would include all of the following except:

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17. Irreversible neurologic dysfunction occurs when the CPP is:

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18. The normal range of intracranial pressure (ICP) is:

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19. Neurologic and neurosurgical approaches to pain relief would include:

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20. A nutritional approach for seizure management includes a diet that is:

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21. A beta-blocking agent commonly used for the treatment of a migraine headache is:

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22. Unconsciousness may have what type of origin?

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23. A nurse assesses the patient’s level of consciousness using the Glasgow Coma Scale. What score indicates severe impairment of neurologic function?

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24. A patient is admitted to the hospital with an ICP reading of 20 mm Hg and a mean arterial pressure of 90 mm Hg. The nurse knows that the cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) would be calculated at:

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