Postoperative Nursing Management Quiz

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Postoperative Nursing Management Quiz

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1. Patients remain in the recovery room or postanesthesia care unit (PACU) until they are fully recovered from anesthesia. This is evidenced by:

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2. It is estimated that health-care associated infections occur in the surgical site in what percentage of surgical patients?

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3. A major postoperative nursing responsibility is assessing for cardiovascular function by monitoring:

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4. A nursing measure for evisceration is to:

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5. Postoperatively, the nurse monitors urinary function. An abnormal outcome that should be reported to the physician is a 2-hour output that is:

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6. The primary nursing goal in the immediate postoperative period is maintenance of pulmonary function and prevention of:

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7. Most surgical patients are encouraged to be out of bed:

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8. Unless contraindicated, any unconscious patient should be positioned:

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9. In the immediate postoperative period, a nurse should immediately report:

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10. One of the major dangers associated with deep venous thrombosis is:

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11. When a PACU room scoring guide is used, a patient can be transferred out of the recovery room with a minimum score of:

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12. When vomiting occurs postoperatively, the most important nursing intervention is to:

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13. The nurse recognizes that a clean-contaminated wound has a relative probability of infection of:

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14. With the PACU room scoring guide, a nurse would give a patient an admission cardiovascular score of 2 if the patient’s blood pressure is what percentage of his or her preanesthetic level?

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15. A wound that has hemorrhaged carries an increased risk of infection, because:

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16. One of the most common postoperative respiratory complications in elderly patients is:

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17. Nursing measures to prevent thrombophlebitis include:

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18. One of the most effective nursing procedures for reducing nosocomial infections is:

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19. Postoperative abdominal distention seems to be directly related to:

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20. The characteristic sign of a paralytic ileus is:

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21. A nurse documents the presence of granulation tissue in a healing wound. She describes the tissue as:

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22. A physician’s admitting note lists a wound as healing by second intention. The nurse expects to see:

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