Critical Care Nursing
D&D Nursing Educators

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1) The charge nurse, along with the registered nurse (RN) staff, in the critical care unit is caring for clients with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Which client should the charge nurse assess first after receiving the change-of-shift report? *
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2) The intensive care unit (ICU) nurse is caring for a client on a ventilator who is exhibiting respiratory distress. The ventilator alarms are going off. Which intervention should the nurse implement first? *
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3) The charge nurse in the critical care unit is making rounds. Which client should the nurse see first? *
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4) The nurse is caring for clients in a surgical intensive care unit. Which client should the nurse assess first? *
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5) The charge nurse has received laboratory data on clients in the critical care unit. Which situation requires the charge nurse’s intervention first? *
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6) The primary nurse in the critical care unit is very busy. Which nursing task should be implemented first? *
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7) Which situation should the charge nurse in the critical care unit address first after receiving the shift report? *
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8) The nurse is caring for a client diagnosed with flail chest who has had a chest tube for 3 days. The nurse notes there is no fluctuation or tidaling in the water-seal compartment. Which intervention should the nurse implement first? *
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9) The ICU nurse and unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) are caring for a client with right-sided paralysis secondary to a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Which action by the UAP requires the nurse to intervene? *
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10) The UAP is bathing the client diagnosed with adult acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who is on a ventilator. The bed is in the high position with the opposite side rail elevated. Which action should the ICU nurse take? *
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