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When I haven’t been studying for my next Pathophysiology exam (and its be a lot of not studying), I’ve been watching videos and reading nursing student blogs. I’ve found this link that posts questions similar to those found on the NCLEX exam. I got this week’s question right, but I think anyone with just a bit of health care experience could figure this out.

A nurse is caring for a client diagnosed with a distal tibia and mid-femur fracture. The client has had a closed reduction and application of a long leg plaster cast. Thirty-six hours after surgery, the client suddenly becomes confused, short of breath and spikes a temperature of 103 degrees Fahrenheit. What should be the first action by the nurse with a focus to collect data?

1.check the orientation to time, place, and person
2.obtain the pulse oximetry reading
3.check the distal circulation of the casted extremity
4.take the blood pressure lying and sitting in a Fowler’s position

Check the website and see if you can answer this correctly.

Question of the week


Written by stereotypicalone

March 23, 2009 at 06:45

Posted in NCLEX

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