Sunday, July 15, 2007

More True or False

The heart rate of a client with acute myocardial infarction reaches 168. The nurse should first check the client's magnesium and potassium levels.
FALSE. The nurse should first directly assess the client, not check their chart.

Placenta previa and abruptio placenta are the primary causes of antepartum third trimester bleeding.

When a unit of blood is removed from a refrigerator, it must be transfused within 4 hours.

A client with a newly inserted chest tube, experiences fluctuations in the waterseal chamber. This indicates an air leak.
FALSE. Fluctuations indicate expected fluid movement with respiration. Absence of fluctuations would indicate incorrect tube placement or problems with the chest drainage system.

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