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NCLEX Cardiac

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1. What is a good diagnosis for someone with right sided HF?

2. What does a swan ganz measure?

3. What is a therapeutic digoxin level?

4. What should you teach someone with arterial insufficiency?

5. What can result from left sided heart failure if left untreated?

6. What is the treatments for hypertension?

7. What should be checked in a patient on a beta blocker?

8. Where is the apex/mitral valve landmark on the chest?

9. Where should you place your stethescope to find the ERB's Point?

10. In what locations should you not place electrodes?

11. If 2 liters of fluid is left in the pericardial sac (cardiac tamponade) and goes untreated what could it cause?

12. What should be done is a patient on anticoagulants suffers from epistaxis for more than 15 mins?

13. What needs to be held during the placement of a femoral artery compression device?

14. What should happen if someone converts to asystole/flatline?

15. What is the hallmark clinical finding associated with pericarditis?

16. What is cardiac tamponade? Common causes?

17. What are the two common complications of pericarditis?

18. What is the most common cause of arterial insufficiency?

19. What is the treatment for myocardial infarction?

20. What disease can cause right sided heart failure?

21. What should you teach your patient about a holter monitor?

22. What are common risk factors for an MI?

23. What should you teach your patient about MRI?

24. How should you palpate the apical pulse?

25. What should you do immediately if you suspect someone of developing a hematoma?

26. What should you tell a patient who developed a hematoma in the hospital and is being discharged?

27. How is angina treated?

28. What should you teach your patient about a cardiac catheterization?

29. What should you teach someone after they have had a pacemaker placed?

30. What is the treatment for a pt. with ventricular tachycardia?

31. What should you teach your patient about an electrocardiogram (ECG)?

32. When would a nurse use an external femoral artery compression device?

33. What do calcium channel blockers do?

34. What should be done during the insertion of both a CVP catheter and a swan ganz catheter?

35. What should you do frequently for someone with a central line to help prevent pulmonary emboli?

36. What is labile hypertension?

37. What is a transthoracic echocardiograph (TTE)?

38. What are the nursing interventions for a pt. with ventricular tachycardia?

39. What factors place you at risk for HTN?

40. What is intermittent claudication?

41. What should you do to treat pulmonary edema?

42. What is angina? Stable vs. unstable?

43. What is the treatment for someone with right sided HF? How do you know working?

44. What landmarks should you be looking for on someone's chest?

45. What should you do when applying a femoral artery compression device?

46. What is the proper way to access and implanted venous access port (IVAP) (Mediport)?

47. Which type of patient shouldn't take nitrates?

48. What is impedance cardiography?

49. For what disease should you do the Allen's test?

50. What should you do if the PTT value is 80 for someone on heparin?