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NCLEX Cardiac

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

2. What is the purpose of compression devices?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What do calcium channel blockers do?

9. What are the steps for adult/child 1 rescuer CPR?

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

11. What are general guidelines to be followed by a patient who has an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)?

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

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

14. What is characteristic of ventricular tachycardia?

15. What usually triggers angina pain?

16. How should you palpate the apical pulse?

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

18. What is superior vena cava syndrome?

19. What is the necessary lab value to evaluate while a patient is on heparin? What is the normal value?

20. What should you do to treat pulmonary edema?

21. What is an acute peripheral arterial occlusion?

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

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

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

25. How is angina treated?

26. What is characteristic of complete heart block?

27. What should be done immediately for someone with PE?

28. Which jugular veins give a more accurate estimate of the jugular vein pressure and pressure in the right atrium?

29. Who would most likely have peripheral venous disease?

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

31. What type of surgery is done for an aortic dissection?

32. What is the maintenance for venous access port that isn't being regularly used?

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

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

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

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

37. What are the two common complications of pericarditis?

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

39. What could happen without immediate intervention for a hematoma?

40. What is CVP? Normal?

41. What should the plan of care include for a diagnosis of activity intolerance r/t right sided HF?

42. What is the treatment for atrial fibrillation?

43. What does a swan ganz measure?

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

45. What are coumadin and heparin used for?

46. What does vasotec (Enalapril Maleate) do/SE?

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

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

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

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