NCLEX quiz: Nursing and anesthesiology

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[10 questions]

A diabetic client who uses insulin is admitted on day of surgery, having followed directions to have all food and medications withheld. The client’s glucose is 320 mg/dL. The nurse should:

A 56-year-old female will undergo general anesthesia. Her potassium level is 3.2 mEq/L. The nurse’s first response should be to:

A member of the anesthesia team places an intravenous access catheter in the arm of a client who is positioned in the semi-Fowler’s position. Following the procedure, the client begins to rub her eyes, and requests facial tissue to blow her nose. Which intervention should the nurse perform first?

A preoperative nurse notes that a client scheduled to go under general anesthesia has difficulty tilting her head up while the nurse attempts a pupil assessment. The primary concern at this time is:

In postoperative patients, which of the following is an early sign of hypoxemia?

A nurse is recovering a patient who had spinal anesthesia. Which nerve system is not blocked by spinal anesthesia?

Clients who have spinal anesthesia are at higher risk for spinal headaches compared to clients with epidural anesthesia because:

The nurse assesses a client who received epidural anesthesia. Following vital signs, which of the following should the nurse assess next?

The nurse prepares a child for what to expect during anesthesia. Which of the following is the most appropriate description?

A gastrectomy client’s immediate postoperative vital signs were pulse 68, respirations 12, blood pressure 104/62, temperature 97.2. After 30 minutes, the client’s vital signs were pulse 98, respirations 18, blood pressure 142/88, temperature 102.2. After notifying the physician, the nurse should next:

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