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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. What will a leg with arterial insufficiency look like?






2. What is Raynauds disease? Tx?






3. Where is the right ventricle landmark on the chest?






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






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






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






7. What does plan of care include?






8. What are common risk factors for an MI?






9. What is the treatment for premature ventricular contractions?






10. During an Allen's test don't compress one artery _____ the other.






11. What signals an elevated venous pressure based on the internal jugular veins?






12. In what locations should you not place electrodes?






13. What do calcium channel blockers do?






14. What should you teach your patient about an abdominal ultrasonography?






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






16. What is cardioversion?






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






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






19. Where is the pulmonic valve landmark on the chest?






20. What should you do if you are going to ventilate someone with an ambu bag?






21. What is INR?






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






23. How is the Allen's test done?






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






25. What disease can cause right sided heart failure?






26. What places someone at risk for an aortic dissection?






27. What is the nursing care associated with chemical stress tests (persantine stress test)?






28. What are signs and symptoms of an MI?






29. What should you teach someone with arterial insufficiency?






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






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






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






33. Where should you place your stethescope to find the pulmonic valve?






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






35. What should you go when applying nitroglycerin ointment for angina?






36. What is the treatment for atrial fibrillation?






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






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






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






40. What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?






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






42. What drugs are most commonly used for angina?






43. What does an Allen's test determine?






44. If a victim is choking but can cough - speak - or breath what should you do?






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






46. What causes secondary hypertension?






47. What will the Transthoracic echocardiograph (TTE) show that will indicate cardiac tamponade?






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






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






50. What should you do prior to placing cardiac monitor electrodes on the skin (4 things)?