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NCLEX Cardiac

Instructions:
  • 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. Test ending in Gram=?






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






3. What are the S&S associated with right sided heart failure?






4. What should you do if the PT value is 45 sec?






5. Where should you place your stethescope to find the aortic valve?






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






7. What is characteristic of complete heart block?






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






9. How should you palpate the apical pulse?






10. What factors place you at risk for HTN?






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






12. What are the S&S of aortic dissection?






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






14. What condition can cause left sided heart failure?






15. What is impedance cardiography?






16. What drugs are most commonly used for angina?






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






18. What should you teach your patient about angiography (arteriography)?






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






20. What are the proper steps to changing a central venous catheter dressing?






21. What are the two common complications of pericarditis?






22. What are the treatments/ S&S of peripheral venous disease?






23. What is Raynauds disease? Tx?






24. What should you remember while taking care of someone with a peripheral arterial occlusion?






25. What usually triggers angina pain?






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






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






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






29. What is characteristic of ventricular tachycardia?






30. What should be done for someone on bleeding precautions?






31. What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?






32. Where is the tricuspid valve landmark on the chest?






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






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






35. What will be the treatment for an acute episode of life threatening tamponade?






36. What are all the S&S of pericarditis?






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






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






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






40. What is more harmful a lot of little emboli or one large emboli?






41. 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?






42. In what locations should you not place electrodes?






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






44. What are the four types of pulmonary emboli?






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






46. What is intermittent claudication?






47. What is the treatment for a patient in complete heart block?






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






49. Without prompt surgery for an aortic dissection What is someone at risk for developing?






50. What is pericarditis?