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Cynthia C.
Nursing Educator for 13 years - Med-Surg & NCLEX Review
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Which of the following organizations focus on quality and strength of nursing care provided by hospitals?

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Answer:

a. The Joint Commission b. Magnet Recognition c. American Nursing Association d. State Board of Nursing Correct Answer: b. Magnet Recognition. This recognition by the American Credentialing Center is awarded to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing staff.

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A 45-year-old patient is recently diagnosed with hypertension and requires pharmacologic intervention. Medical history includes diabetes, COPD, and hypercholesterolemia. Which class of medications would the nurse question as a treatment for the patient?

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Answer:

a. thiazide diuretics b. non-selective beta blockers c. calcium channel blockers d, angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors Correct Answer: b. non-selective beta blockers. Non-selective beta blockers inhibit both beta 1 & 2 receptors. Patients with constrictive respiratory disorders should not take medications that can inhibit beta 2 receptors due to the risk of bronchoconstriction.

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An 85 year- old hospitalized patient has orders to start intravenous fluids. What is the nurses first priority?

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Answer:

a. Review labs values b. Auscultate lungs bilaterally c. Apply tourniquet 2" below the antecubital space d. Gather supplies needed to insert intravenous catheter Correct Answer: B - Auscultate the lungs bilaterally. Assessment is a priority over intervention. Due to an advanced age, assessment of lungs is required to determine risk for fluid volume overload.

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