A client is admitted to the telemetry unit for sustained paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. What medication should the nurse prepare to administer?
The nurse should prepare to administer Adenosine. This medication is used to treat irregular heart rhythms by slowing the heart rate and decreasing the conduction velocity through the heart.
If the name of a condition ends with -itis, what does that indicate? a) Inflamed b) Shrinking c) Dissolving d) Broken
The answer would be A, inflamed. The suffix -itis is added to a root word to describe what is inflamed. Ex. (Tendonitis- inflammation of a Tendon)
How many vertebral bones are there?
The spinal column is comprised of 24 vertebral bones. Of those, 7 make up the cervical portion of the spine, 12 make up the thoracic portion of the spine, and 5 are lumbar bones. This can be remembered by the times of day that the average person eats meals, and working down the spine from top (superior) to bottom (inferior). Ex. (7am-Breakfast, 12noon- Lunch, and 5pm Dinner)