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NCLEX Cardiac

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1. What should you teach your patient about MRI?

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

3. What is a therapeutic digoxin level?

4. What is impedance cardiography?

5. What is characteristic of atrial fibrillation?

6. What are the nursing interventions for a patient in atrial fibrillation?

7. When should bleeding precautions be implemented?

8. What are the S&S of cardiac tamponade?

9. What is pulsus paradoxus?

10. What does an Allen's test determine?

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

12. What will a leg with arterial insufficiency look like?

13. What is important to remember when removing a CVC from a patient?

14. What is you see an NA placing cardiac monitor electrodes on a patient. She is placing (-) on the left and (+) on the right what should you do?

15. What SE should you look for with calcium channel blocker use?

16. What is a major complication of central line placement?

17. In what locations should you not place electrodes?

18. What should you do if the patient you are applying cardiac monitor electrodes to is hairy?

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

20. What should you always assume with a patient who has a central line placed and is experiencing SOB?

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

22. What is the antidote for coumadin?

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

24. What is a chemical stress test (persantine stress test)?

25. What should you know about your recovery period after having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)?

26. What is intermittent claudication?

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

28. What is the treatment for atrial fibrillation?

29. What is the purpose of compression devices?

30. What are the S&S of superior vena cava syndrome?

31. What are common risk factors for an MI?

32. When should you be concerned about premature ventricular contraction?

33. If you see a NA placing a patient with DVT in sitting position with legs dependent what should you do?

34. What is an air embolism?

35. Where should you place your stethescope to find the mitral (apex) valve?

36. What are the nursing interventions for a patient with premature ventricular contractions?

37. What is characteristic of ventricular tachycardia?

38. How long is contrast media in the body?

39. Should the tubing for a venous access port be included under the dressing site?

40. What is characteristic of complete heart block?

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

42. What is a nursing diagnosis for arterial occlusion? Tx

43. What are the five areas for listening to the heart?

44. What lab value is used to evaluate a patient on coumadin? What is the normal value?

45. What are the S&S of pulmonary embolism?

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

47. What do calcium channel blockers do?

48. What are the indications for a chemical stress test (persantine stress test)?

49. What should you teach a patient regarding discharge after a DVT?

50. What should be immediately done for a patient experiencing digoxin toxicity?