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Oakland Community College NUR 4500 MedSurge Quiz 1 1)A nurse is admitting a patient with an immunodeficiency to the medical unit


Oakland Community College

NUR 4500

MedSurge Quiz 1

1)A nurse is admitting a patient with an immunodeficiency to the medical unit. In planning the care of this patient, the nurse should assess for what common sign of immunodeficiency?

2. A nurse is caring for a patient who has an immunodeficiency. What assessment finding should prompt the nurse to consider the possibility that the patient is developing an infection?

  1. The nurse is applying standard precautions in the care of a patient who has an immunodeficiency. What are key elements of standard precautions? Select all that apply.
  2. A home health nurse is reinforcing health education with a patient who is immunosuppressed and his family. What statement best suggests that the patient has understood the nurse's teaching?
  3. The nurse is preparing to administer IVIG to a patient who has an immunodeficiency. What nursing guideline should the nurse apply?
  4. A nurse has created a plan of care for an immunodeficient patient, specifying that care providers take the patient's pulse and respiratory rate for a full minute. What is the rationale for this aspect of care?
  5. A nurse is providing health education regarding self-care to a patient with an immunodeficiency. What teaching point should the nurse emphasize?
  6. A patient's primary immunodeficiency disease is characterized by the inability of white blood cells to initiate an inflammatory response to infectious organisms. What is this patient's most likely diagnosis?
  7. A nurse is working with a patient who was diagnosed with HIV several months earlier. The nurse should recognize that a patient with HIV is considered to have AIDS at the point when the CD4+ T-lymphocyte cell count drops below what threshold?
  8. A patient has been diagnosed with AIDS complicated by chronic diarrhea. What nursing intervention would be appropriate for this patient?
  9. An 18-year-old pregnant female has tested positive for HIV and asks the nurse if her baby is going to be born with HIV. What is the nurse's best response?
  10. Since the emergence of HIV/AIDS, there have been significant changes in epidemiologic trends. Members of what group currently have the greatest risk of contracting HIV?


  1. A hospital patient is immunocompromised because of stage 3 HIV infection and the physician has ordered a chest radiograph. How should the nurse most safely facilitate the test?
  2. A patient's current antiretroviral regimen includes nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). What dietary counseling will the nurse provide based on the patient's medication regimen?
  3. A nurse is performing the admission assessment of a patient who has AIDS. What components should the nurse include in this comprehensive assessment? Select all that apply.
  4. A patient is in the primary infection stage of HIV. What is true of this patient's current health status?
  5. A nurse is aware of the need to assess patients' risks for anaphylaxis. What health care procedure constitutes the highest risk for anaphylaxis?
  6. A patient with multiple food and environmental allergies tells the nurse that he is frustrated and angry about having to be so watchful all the time and wonders if it is really worth it. What would be the nurse's best response?
  7. A nurse is caring for a patient who has allergic rhinitis. What intervention would be most likely to help the patient meet the goal of improved breathing pattern?
  8. The nurse in an allergy clinic is educating a new patient about the pathology of the patient's health problem. What response should the nurse describe as a possible consequence of histamine release?
  9. A patient has presented with signs and symptoms that are consistent with contact dermatitis. What aspect of care should the nurse prioritize when working with this patient?
  10. A patient's rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has failed to respond appreciably to first-line treatments and the primary care provider has added prednisone to the patient's drug regimen. What principle will guide this aspect of the patient's treatment?
  11. A patient with SLE has come to the clinic for a routine check-up. When auscultating the patient's apical heart rate, the nurse notes the presence of a distinct “scratching” sound. What is the nurse's most appropriate action?
  12. A nurse is educating a patient with gout about lifestyle modifications that can help control the signs and symptoms of the disease. What recommendation should the nurse make?


  1. A nurse is planning the care of a patient who has a long history of chronic pain, which has only recently been diagnosed as fibromyalgia. What nursing diagnosis is most likely to apply to this woman's care needs?




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