1) A nurse is caring for a patient with ARDS. The nurse views the ABG. What value should the nurse report to the physician?

A nurse is caring for a patient with ARDS. The nurse views the ABG. What value should the nurse report to the physician?

2) 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 position? Select all that apply.

3) A nurse wants to implement evidence-based practice into developing new standards of care for the patients on her unit. Evidence-based practice consists of the integration between research evidence, patient values and preferences, and:

4) A 25-year-old patient in the ICU is being treated for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The patient is on a ventilator and requires 80 percent FiO2. Which information would the nurse most likely need to report about the patient to the respiratory therapist working with her?

5) After deciding to utilize evidence-based practice for changing practice standards, a nurse looks up information using CINAHL. Which of the following statements about CINAHL is true?

6) A patient who has recovered from ARDS in the ICU is now malnourished and has lost a significant amount of weight. The physician orders TPN to add nutrition for the patient, who then develops re-feeding syndrome. Which of the following signs or symptoms would the nurse expect to see with re-feeding syndrome? Select all that apply.

7) A nurse is caring for a patient with ARDS. Which of the following clinical indicators would signify that this client is in respiratory failure? Select all that apply.

8) A nurse is caring for a patient who is in respiratory distress because of ARDS. Which of the following nursing diagnoses would most likely be associated with this condition?

9) 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?

10) A 26-year-old patient is admitted to the hospital in severe respiratory distress. His oxygen saturations are 80% despite supplemental oxygen provided by facemask. The provider decides to intubate the patient to help with his breathing oxygenation. Which medication would the nurse most likely administer when assisting with intubation?

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