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NCLEX Cardiac

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. What is the treatments for hypertension?






2. What causes secondary hypertension?






3. What is a therapeutic digoxin level?






4. What should you watch for with PICC lines that have been in place for 6 months?






5. What are the steps for adult 2 rescuer CPR?






6. What is impedance cardiography?






7. What are the S&S of air embolism?






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






9. What should you tell someone about taking nitroglycerin tablets (SE)?






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






11. What should you suspect for someone who post cardiac cath and percutaneous coronary intervention reporting feeling a pop in her left groin followed by a saturated dressing - swelling around site - palpable 2 inch fullness - and a bruit is present?






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






13. 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?






14. What do calcium channel blockers do?






15. How does the blood flow through the heart? (valves?)






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






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






18. What are the nursing interventions for a patient in complete heart block?






19. What should you not allow if a patient has a negative Allen's test?






20. What is the treatment for myocardial infarction?






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






22. What body systems are affected by digoxin toxicity? S&S?






23. What is the treatment for someone in ventricular fibrillation?






24. In What time period is the greatest risk of sudden death from an MI?






25. What should you do to treat pulmonary edema?






26. What are the four types of pulmonary emboli?






27. What is a assessment finding with DVT?






28. What are coumadin and heparin used for?






29. What is characteristic of ventricular fibrillation?






30. Where is the aortic valve landmark on the chest?






31. What causes essential/primary hypertension?






32. What is characteristic of premature ventricular contractions?






33. What should be done immediately if a pulmonary embolism is suspected?






34. What should be taught upon discharge for someone going home on coumadin as a result of a PE?






35. What is the normal value for arterial pulse? Pulse amplitude? Edema? Reflex?






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






37. For which heart sounds should the bell be used?






38. How should you palpate the apical pulse?






39. What factors place you at risk for HTN?






40. When should a patient call 911 after having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed?






41. What should you teach your patient about an exercise ECG (stress test)?






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






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






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






45. How long is contrast media in the body?






46. How should you palpate the carotid arteries?






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






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






49. When should a patient call their doctor after having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed?






50. What things should you do to assess cardiovascular status?