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Please provide examples of other cultures approach to cure illness or achieve optimal health. 

Ying-yang approach, balancing good and bad external forces, using herbs or spices, eating hot or cold foods

Why is it important to develop a trusting relationship with your patient? 

Better acceptance of education, comfort level with patient, cooperation 


When conducting a health history, what is to be included?

Chief concern, history of presenting illness or problem, medical history, surgical history, personal history, social history, review of systems, medications


What is the normal range for an adult pulse? What is tachycardia and bradycardia?



Please give an example of an expected outcome statement in measurable terms. 

Client will report pain of less than 5 on a scale of 0-10.


When assessing a patient's home meds it is important assure the patient includes? Select all that apply. 

A. Prescribed Medications from all providers

B. Home remedies

C. Prescribed medications only from the provider they are seeing

D. Alternative treatments

E. Supplements 

A, B, D, E


Please give examples of how a nurse can promote a good rapport with their patient.

Eye contact, Sitting at patients level, active listening, open-ended questions, full attention


What are some factors that can inhibit the ability to obtain an initial assessment?

Pain, Non-cooperative, Bad rapport, Anxiety, Confusion

What is the normal range for respirations in an adult? What is tachypnea and bradypnea?



What are the steps of the nursing process

Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation


When conducting an assessment on a non English speaking patient what is appropriate to do to best facilitate communication?

Utilize an interpreter, Determine the patient's primary language, use culturally appropriate communication


Which of the following are communication techniques that can be utilized to promote a positive rapport?

A. Open-ended questions

B. Nonjudgmental questioning

C. Closed-ended questioning

D. Asking for clarification

A, B, D


When assessing a patient's drug and alcohol intake, what questions are appropriate to ask? Select all that apply.

A. On average, how many drinks do you have per week?

B. What type of alcohol do you drink?

C. On a drinking day, how many drinks do you have?

D. Do you currently, or have you ever used drugs?

A, C, D


How do we test for orthostatic hypotension?

Test patient's BP lying, sitting, and standing. Check for a decrease in BP with changing of positions 


What are some examples of nonpharmacologic pain relief interventions? 

Repositioning, massage, range of motion exercises, guided imagery, music


What cultural factors can contribute to a patient's food selections or meal times?

Beliefs, fasting practices, cultural practices


What is the definition of a focused health history?

An assessment that is utilized to assess the immediate need of the patient
What is the difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol withdrawal?

Dependence: adaptive state resulting from repeated substance abuse

Withdrawal: physiological symptoms from cessation of a substance


When a patient is experiencing dehydration, what can the nurse expect to find on assessment? Select all that apply. 

A. Hypertension

B. Hypotension

C. Decreased skin turgor

D. Tachycardia

E. Bradypnea

B, C, D


When taking a temperature on a comatose patient, which routes can be used?

Temporal, Rectal, Tympanic

Please give 3 examples of how patient care can be impacted by culture. 

Food preferences, beliefs and practices, communication, treatment preferences


What is the definition of the chief compliant?

The illness, disease, or symptoms that are to be addressed during their appointment or hospital stay


When the patient states, " I have a high tolerance. I drink a 12 pack of beer a day." How should the nurse interpret this finding?

The patient has a high tolerance for alcohol, meaning it takes an increased amount of the substance to produce the same effect


Why should the nurse avoid taking vitals on an infant when they are fussy? 

It can alter the vital signs. Assessment order should be RR, HR, BP, Tympanic Membranes

Please give examples of factors that can lead to inaccurate BP assessments.

Using too big or too small cuff, BP after exercise, BP after smoking, Obtaining VS after ROM assessment

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