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Preoperative care quiz 1

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1. A common reason that a nurse may need extra time when preparing older adults for surgery is their___

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2. What is the reason for using preoperative checklists on the day of surgery?

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3. During a preoperative physical examination, the nurse is alerted to the possibility of compromised respiratory function during or after surgery in a patient with which problem?

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4. The nurse asks a preoperative patient to sign a surgical consent form as specified by the surgeon and then signs the form after the patient does so. By this action, what is the nurse doing?

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5. The nurse is reviewing the laboratory results for a preoperative patient. Which study result should be brought to the attention of the surgeon immediately?

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6. Which procedures are done for curative purposes (select all that apply)?

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7. When the nurse asks a preoperative patient about allergies, the patient reports a history of seasonal environmental allergies and allergies to a variety of fruits. What should the nurse do next?

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8. A patient scheduled for hip replacement surgery in the early afternoon is NPO but receives and ingests a breakfast tray with clear liquids on the morning of surgery. What response does the nurse expect when the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) is notified?

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9. During a preoperative review of systems, the patient reveals a history of renal disease. This finding suggests the need for which preoperative diagnostic studies?

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10. A patient who is being admitted to the surgical unit for a hysterectomy paces the floor, repeatedly saying, “I just want this over.” What should the nurse do to promote a positive surgical outcome for the patient?


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