Anesthesia is quite safe for most people.
Some types of operations carry no risks.
Care given during a client’s recovery from cardiac bypass surgery will include
A. Using a lift device for positioning.
B. Using a wheelchair for all transfers.
C. Staying in bed until the incision has completely healed.
D. Encouraging short, frequent walks down the hall.
A pre-operative nurse works in the operating room.
One way to reduce the risks from surgery is to choose a surgeon who has plenty of experience performing the operation.
Some operations that used to need a large incision can now be done using only a few small cuts.
You are discharging your patient home from day surgery after a general anesthetic. What instruction would you give the patient prior to the patient leaving the hospital?
A. Eat a large meal at home
B. The patient is not to drive a vehicle
C. Do not sign important papers for the first 12 hours after surgery
D. The patient should have a glass of brandy the first night home to help him or her sleep
Your patient is in the recovery room following chest surgery. The patient complains of severe nausea. What would you do next?
A. Administer an analgesic
B. Turn the patient completely to one side
C. Apply a cool cloth to the patient’s forehead
D. Offer the patient a small amount of ice chips
What are the responsibilities of an anesthesiologist?
A. Use anesthesia to make a patient unconscious
B. Monitor the patient during the procedure
C. Wake the patient after the procedure
D. Keep the patients from gaining consciousnesses during the procedures
E. All above
Is an anesthesiologist required to be present during a procedure?
C. Presence is optional
D. They are not allowed to be present during a procedure
The most important responsibility a nursing assistant has to a client who has just returned from having surgery is to____.
A. be sure the client understands the importance of using the call bell.
B. report anything unusual about the client’s condition immediately to the nurse.
C. have the client cough and deep breath at least every hour.
D. take and record the client’s vital signs often.
Who determines the rate at which the oxygen should be delivered and how it should be given?
A. The nurse
B. The doctor
C. The respiratory therapist
D. The client or the resident
Your patient is a 78-year-old male who has had outpatient surgery. You are getting him up for his first walk postoperatively. To decrease the potential for orthostatic hypotension, what should you plan to have the patient do?
A. Sit in a chair for 10 minutes prior to ambulating (moving)
B. Drink plenty of fluids to increase circulating blood volume
C. Stand upright for 2 to 3 minutes prior to ambulating
D. Sit upright on the side of the bed for 15 minutes prior to ambulating
Surgery generally requires an overnight hospital stay.
Why are individuals important in the development of surgery?
A. People are interested in people.
B. People are memorable.
C. They make the actual discoveries which lead to breakthroughs – without them, no progress.
D. Individuals leave records about themselves.
You are doing teaching with a patient who has a leg ulcer. You are teaching about tissue repair and wound healing. Which of the following statements by the patient indicates that teaching has been effective?
A. “I’ll limit my intake of protein.”
B. “I’ll make sure that the bandage is wrapped tightly.”
C. “My foot should feel cold.”
D. “I’ll eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.”
Which of the following is not a skill necessary to become a surgeon?
A. Good social skills
B. Tennis ability
D. Steady hands
Most operations are performed because of a medical emergency.
There is always some pain with surgery.
Are there side affects to anesthesia?
A. No, anesthesia is completely safe
B. Yes, but there aren’t many serious ones
C. Yes, it is very dangerous
The supply of glucose to the brain must be continuous.
When caring for a client receiving supplemental oxygen through a nasal cannula, the nursing assistant will? Except
A. report an incorrect flow rate to the nurse immediately
B. remove the nasal cannula at mealtimes and during ADLs.
C. provide frequent oral care.
D. check the oxygen flow rate on the flow meter often.
E. check for skin irritation around his or her nostrils, cheeks, and ears.
The purpose of a pulse oximeter is to _____.
A. monitor the oxygen content of the blood.
B. add moisture to supplemental oxygen.
C. measure a person’s respiratory rate.
D. adjust the flow rate of oxygen.
The nursing assistant will immediately report a pulse oximeter reading that is below______.
Which of the following is an essential tool for surgery?
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