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Paper for the Staff Nurse Exam
A lumbar puncture is used to acquire CSF from a child who is suspected of having bacterial meningitis. Which of the following results does the nurse use to confirm the diagnosis?
(a) Clear CSF, increased protein, and lower glucose
(b) Clear CSF, lower pressure and higher protein levels (c) Cloudy CSF, higher protein and lower glucose levels (d) Cloudy CSF, lower protein and lower glucose levels
2. A customer with heart failure receives furosemide intravenously. When should the nurse start looking for signs of the drug’s action once it’s been administered?
a) 5-10 minutes b) 30-60 minutes c) 2-4 hours d) 6-8 hours a) 5-10 minutes b) 30-60 minutes c) 2-4 hours d) 6-8 hours a) 5-10 minutes
3. A 40-year-old man is diagnosed with essential hypertension, and his blood pressure is always at or above which of the following levels? a) 120/90 mm Hg b) 130/90 mm Hg c) 140/90 mm Hg d) 140/70 mm Hg a) 120/90 mm Hg b) 130/90 mm Hg c) 140/90 mm Hg d) 140/70 mm Hg
4. A pernicious anemia patient wonders why she must take vitamin B12 shots for the remainder of her life. What is the best answer from the nurse?
(a) The cause of your vitamin deficit is an inability to absorb vitamins due to a lack of acid in your stomach.
(a) Your vitamin insufficiency is caused by an inability to absorb vitamin because your stomach does not produce enough intrinsic factor.
(c) Your vitamin deficit is caused by an inability to absorb vitamin due to increased renal excretion.
(d) The increased requirement for vitamins due to fast RBC synthesis is the cause of your vitamin deficiency.
5. Because of its (a) antipyretic action (b) antithrombotic action (c) antiplatelet action (d) analgesic action, aspirin is given to a client who has had a MI.
6. The most important factor seen in a patient admitted shortly after a femur fracture.
(a) Compartment syndrome (b) PO2 level (c) Infection risk (d) Nerve damage associated with compartment syndrome
7. A customer with pneumonia has a temperature ranging from 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as diaphoresis. Which of the following nursing interventions would you prioritize based on this information?
(a) Stay in bed as much as possible.
(b) Provide oxygen
(c) Change the lines frequently.
(c) Ensure appropriate hydration.