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Perioperative Nursing Care Quiz


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In the PACU, 10% of patients vomit. The nurse should not intervene until the patient vomits.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The immediate postoperative goal is to maintain ventilation and avoid hypoxia and hypercapnia.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


In order to assess the intraoperative patient’s care, nurses collect data from the patient and their medical records.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The doctor must inform the patient about surgery and obtain written consent.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Constant surveillance and meticulous aseptic technique are required to reduce the risk of contamination.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Rewarming a patient after surgery must be accomplished rapidly to prevent further hypothermia.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


During surgery, nurses ensure patient safety, coordinate the OR staff, and scrub and circulate.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Age alone is a clinical predictor of cardiovascular complications associated with anesthesia and surgery.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Complications of the lungs are the most common postoperative problem.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Deficiencies in protein for tissue repair and collagen deposition should be corrected nutritionally prior to surgery.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The first symptom of deep vein thrombosis may be a pain or a cramp in the calf.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The PACU nurse reviews vital information with the anesthesiologist or CRNA and the circulating nurse.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


To reduce bleeding risk, stop taking aspirin 7–10 days before surgery.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Smokers should quit 1–3 weeks before surgery to avoid pulmonary and wound complications.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Surgery classification based on the degree of urgency is considered emergent if it is scheduled within 24 to 30 hours.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE




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