1) The nurse on a neuro floor is caring for a patient with a spinal cord injury. The clients injury is outlined in the image. What would the nurse expect to find in this client?

The nurse on a neuro floor is caring for a patient with a spinal cord injury. The clients injury is outlined in the image. What would the nurse expect to find in this client?

2) A patient with a spinal cord injury has difficulty determining when he needs to empty his bladder. The nurse teaches him about tapping to stimulate voiding. How would the nurse describe tapping to this patient?

3) A nurse has gathered an interdisciplinary team to work together to coordinate care for a patient with a spinal cord injury. Which best describes the nurse's role in collaborating with other members of the team to provide care for this patient?

4) A 22-year-old patient has suffered a spinal cord injury in which he is experiencing spinal shock and cannot feel his legs. Twenty-four hours after the injury, the patient tells the nurse, This will be good for me. I can handle this and I'm doing fine. Which response from the nurse is most likely indicated?

5) A patient has suffered a spinal cord injury after a fall. When he is brought in for care, the patient experiences diaphoresis and headache; the nurse notes that his blood pressure is 148/102 mmHg. Which response should the nurse perform first?

6) A patient has suffered a spinal cord injury after a diving accident. When first brought to the emergency room, the patient is suffering from spinal shock. Which symptoms best describe this condition?

7) Which of the following factors increase the risk of spinal cord injury? Select all that apply.

8) The nursing care plan of a client with spinal cord injury should include what? Select all that apply.

9) The most appropriate prevention against spinal cord injury is what?

10) The client has a spinal cord injury and is suffering from spinal shock. What is a symptom you might expect?

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