The nurse is receiving report on a client who had a stroke. The offgoing nurse states, "Keep your eye on them, they keep trying to get up out of the bed and making really poor, impulsive decisions." The receiving nurse recognizes this as what kind of stroke?


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- Right hemisphere

- Left hemisphere

- Frontal lobe

- Occipital lobe


This client had a stroke in the right hemisphere of the brain because impulsivity, poor safety awareness, and impaired judgement are conducive of right sided injury. Left sided injury tends to have more language comprehension, cautious, and depressive deficits.


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