Respiratory QuestionDifficulty
The client has a pulse oximeter reading of 91%, the nurse should implement which of the following measures first?...
A nurse walks in to a client who is in respiratory distress. The client has tracheal deviation to the right side. The nurse knows to prepare for which of the following emergent procedures?...
A client has had a chest tube placed for 10 hours and the nurse is assessing the color of the drainage. Which color would be concerning to the nurse?...
A client has fluid in his plueral space and the nurse is preparing for a chest tube insertion. The nurse knows that the insertion site will be located where?...
A client has air in his plueral space and the nurse is preparing for a chest tube insertion. The nurse knows that the insertion site will be located where?...
A nurse is caring for a patient with a chest tube, the nurse knows to never clamp a chest tube because which of the following could happen?...
The nurse is caring for a client with a chest tube that was placed one hour ago. The nurse measures the amount of drainage and notes that it is 100mL’s. What should the nurse do next?...
What should the nurse do if a clients chest tube is accidently pulled out?...
If a pneumothorax is present and the client has a chest tube, what type of bubbling would be expected in the water chamber?...
A nurse is assessing a client and notices the clients chest area looks like there are rice crispies under the skin. The nurse knows this is called which of the following?...
The nurse is caring for a client with a chest tube and is assessing the tubing. The nurse notes there is a clot in the tubing, what action is appropriate for the nurse to clear the tube of the clot?...
A doctor writes an order for a client to have their chest tube removed. Which of the following are appropriate reasons to discontinue a chest tube?...
A palliative care nurse works in the medical-surgical unit of the hospital to provide holistic care to patients who are critically ill; lately, the nurse has...
A patient who has developed respiratory shock is intubated and being cared for in the ICU. Because the patient is sedated while on the ventilator, the nurse...
Which best describes the purpose of pursed-lip breathing in the COPD patient?...
A nurse is reviewing the principles of good nutrition for a patient with COPD to support his overall health. Which of the following suggestions regarding...
Chronic dyspnea occurs as difficulty breathing develops over a period of weeks or months. Which of the following is an example of a cause of chronic dyspnea?...
A patient with heart disease has developed pulmonary edema and is having difficulties breathing. The nurse notes that the patient is breathing at a rate of...
A patient with lung disease has decided to receive palliative care at home. The patient does not want his mother to be nearby while he is recovering, even...
A nurse must position the patient prone after his diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Which of the following is a benefit of using this...