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The provider's order says to administer Lasix 40 mg IV BID. The patient has the following morning labs: Na+ 148, BNP 1260, K+ 2.0, and BUN 10. Which of the following is a nursing priority? A. Administer the Lasix as ordered B. Hold the dose and notify the physician about the potassium level C. Notify the physician of the BNP level C. Assess the patient's lung sounds
Answer: B. The Potassium results are critical and the provider needs to be made aware. Lasix will affect potassium levels by reducing the amount by excretion.
Which is the force against which the heart has to contract to eject the blood: A. Contractility B. Preload C. Afterload
Answer: C. Preload is the initial stretching of the cardiac muscle before contraction. Contractility is the strength of the cardiac muscle. Afterload can be known as the ‘load’ to which the heart must pump against to eject the blood.
Subject: Medical Assistant
Medical assistants are responsible for collecting urine samples from patients during their doctor office visit. In order to obtain a sterile specimen the assistant should instruct the patient: : A. Instruct the patient to wash their hands, taking the supplied towelette or wash cloth, cleanse private area. Then they are to start to void in the toilet, then stop. Putting the cup under self to catch urine, obtain more until half full. B Give the patient the cup and ask for a urine sample. .
Answer: A. The patient should wash their hands, cleanse their private areas to maintain a sterile sample they are to also start the urine stream, stop, and then continue urinating in the specimen cup until half full. The assistant should then label the specimen cup with the patient's name after the sample is received.
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