Nursing the person with deteriorating health

1. Shock can best be described as:

  • An increase in cardiac output
  • Inadequate tissue perfusion
  • A poor urinary output
  • A hypermetabolic reaction
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2. Name the three (3) anatomical layers of brain from the inner most layer to the outer most layer

  • Pia mater, Arachnoid mater, Dura mater
  • Pia mater, Dura mater, Arachnoid mater
  • Dura mater, Pia mater, Arachnoid mater

3. Cushing’s Triad is defined as?

  • Decreased respiration's, decreases pulse rate and raised systolic blood pressure and widening pulse pressure
  • Narrowing pulse pressure, decreased systolic blood pressure and reduced respiration
  • Decrease in diastolic blood pressure, widening pulse pressure and a decreased pulse rate
  • Increased blood pressure, reduced respiration rate and increased pulse rate

4. What is meant by the term hypercapnia

  • A decrease in PaO2
  • An elevated PaCO2
  • An elevated serum calcium
  • A pH above 7.45

5. Myocardial infarction is defined as

  • Chest pain radiating into the jaw and left arm
  • Myocardial ischemia and necrosis
  • Loss of cardiac output
  • Chest pain


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