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A patient converts from normal sinus rhythm at 80 beats/min to atrial fibrillation with a ventricular response at 166 beats/min. Blood pressure is 162/74 . Respiratory rate is 20/min with normal chest expansion and clear lungs bilaterally.
  IV heparin and Cardizem are given. The nurse caring for the patient understands that the primary goal of treatment is what?
  A) Decrease SA node conduction
  B) Control ventricular rate
  C) Improve oxygenation
  D) Maintain anticoagulation

Question 2

An older patient expresses anger about the loss of her husband to a younger, more attractive woman 4 years ago. She blames this for her physical and social decline. Which theory of aging supports this patient's belief?
  1. Activity Theory
  2. Disengagement Theory
  3. Jung's Theory of Individualism
  4. Erickson's Developmental Theory

Question 3

The nurse is planning a program about the Immunological Theory of Aging for a group of senior citizens. Which information should the nurse include in this program? Standard Text: Select all that apply.
  1. Restrict spending time with others who are ill.
  2. A healthy diet supports immune function in the older person.
  3. A healthy lifestyle supports immune function in the older person.
  4. Immune function improves after exposure to urinary tract infections and pneumonia.
  5. Obtaining an annual influenza vaccination supports immune function in the older person.

Question 4

A patient has been slated for cardiac conduction surgery. What would be the criteria for a patient to have this surgery?
  A) Sinus bradycardia not responsive to other treatments
  B) Functional rhythms not responsive to other treatments
  C) Atrial and ventricular tachycardias not responsive to other treatments
  D) Ventricular fibrillation not responsive to other treatments

Question 5

The graduate may practice in another state if he or she has passed the NCLEX-PN examination in his or her own state and meets the other state's educational requirements. This licensure from one state to another is called:
  a. auxiliary.
  b. co-licensure.
  c. endorsement.
  d. qualified licensure.

Question 6

A patient has returned from the operating room after having a permanent pacemaker implantation. What potential complication should the nurse assess for most closely in a postoperative patient immediately following permanent pacemaker implantation?
  A) Decreased urinary output
  B) Bleeding at the implantation site
  C) Decreased respiratory rate
  D) Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
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Answer to #2

Rationale: The Activity Theory promotes the need for the older adult to stay active and engaged.

Answer to #3

Rationale: Limiting exposure to pathogens can support immune function in the older person.

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Answer to #5

This licensure from one state to another is called endorsement.

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