Endocrine / Metabolic QuestionDifficulty
Your patient must be started on an insulin drip STAT. What kind of insulin can be safely administered intravenously? Select all that apply....
Your patient must have a head CT with contrast completed. Which of the following medications should you obtain further clarification from the physician about, due to potential kidney failure....
When rounding on your patient who has an insulin drip, you note them to be semi-concious and very difficult to arouse. A rapid blood glucose check revealed a blood sugar of 38. What should you first administer?...
A patient has just been admitted to the surgical nursing unit after a thyroidectomy. What position would be best for this particular patient?...
Your patient has just been admitted to your unit after a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and has an order for continuous bladder irrigation (CBI). Which electrolye imbalance must you monitor for that is indicative of the rare, but life-threatening complication of Transurthetral Resection of the Prostate Syndrome?...
You are educating your newly diagnosed type II diabetic patient about what to do when they are sick and not eating much due to the illness. Which of the following statements by the patient demonstrates that further education is necessary?...
You are admitting a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis. She has a history of Type I diabetes. She has told you that she doesn’t know why this happened because she’s been taking really good care of herself and her blood sugars have been “really really good.” Which of the following assessment data leads you to question this statement?...
Your patient had a pituitary tumor resection yesterday. You’ve gotten report on him for the day. The night shift nurse has told you that he didn’t sleep well, and his pain is not well controlled. His arterial line waveform is dampened. His oxygen is 96% on a humidifed oxygen tent. He’s had 700 ml oral intake and 825ml IV fluids in, and 6L out, 2.5L in the last hour. His morning labs showed a potassium of 3.4 and magnesium of 1.9. What concerns you most about him?...
Your patient has been diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease. You have provided teaching to them about their disease process and management. Which of the following statements by the patient will require additional teaching?...
What structure is being identified in this image?...
What structure is being identified in this image?...
The nurse is caring for a patient with a pituitary tumor. The nurse assesses the urine and reviews the lab results. The urine specific gravity is 1.075 and urine output is minimal. What would the nurse expect the sodium level to be in this patient?...
The nurse is caring for a patient with severe dehydration. After assessing the urine in the foley catheter what would the nurse expect the patients urine specific gravity to be?...
A nurse has just received a patient from the PACU and is reviewing the post operative orders. The PACU nurse states that the patient has been stable for the last 30 minutes. The nurse takes the vital signs and finds that the patient remains stable. After taking the blood glucose level and vital signs what should the nurse do first?...
After running an ABG on a patient and reviewing the results which value should the nurse report to the physician....
Upon reviewing the patients lab values, which laboratory value indicates a problem that should be managed?...
The nurse is caring for a client with cushings syndrome, the nurse knows that she will need to be prepared for what daily activity?...
A nurse is caring for a patient with diebetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the patient all of a sudden becomes confused, what action should the nurse take first?...
Identify which of the following signs and symptoms that a client with hypothyroidism might have. Select all that apply. Select all that apply....
The nurse is educating a client that is newly diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, which of the following should the nurse emphasize? Select all that apply....