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Here's some more CEN Exam Review Questions for practice/review...
Here's some sample CEN like review questions. Try to answer them and write out a rationale. Try to justify why the answer you choose is correct and why the others are wrong.....
(1) Your patient is complaining of a painful right hand. She states it got hit one day ago, and now the hand is painful and swollen. On exam, the hand and fingers are swollen and there is a wound with dried blood over the third knuckle. You anticipate an order to:
A) Perform an iodine scrub to the finger
B) Administer oral antibiotics
C) Obtain an x-ray
D) Soak in cool saline
(2) A geriatric man arrives by EMS with reports of marked lethargy. The pt has been having a steady decline for approx 4 months. The pt appears lethargic but responsive with slow speech. Skin is pale, cool and dry. Rectal temperature is 94°F, pulse 52, resp 16, BP = 82/40. IV access is accomplished. Which is the most appropriate method for gradual re-warming of this patient?
A) Heated bladder irrigation via urinary catheter
B) Passive rewarming with warm blankets
C) Warmed IV fluids
D) Peritoneal lavage with warmed fluids
(3) A female is brought by her spouse for evaluation after she made several self-inflicted lacerations on her forearm which appear to be superficial. The spouse states that the pt has been very depressed and withdrawn for over a month since the death of their only child. The spouse also indicates the patient has taken to drinking heavily and not sleeping. What is the priority intervention for this patient:
A) Ask her if she has a plan to harm herself.
B) Bandage her wrists
C) Ask her what her usual coping mechanisms have been in the past
D) Take her to the registrar so you can get a chart started
Category: Professional/Legal Issues
(4) A 52-year-old man with a subarachnoid hemorrhage is identified as a potential organ donor. The patient’s family consists of his estranged wife, geriatric parents, a 20-year-old daughter, and 40-year-old sister. Who is the legal next of kin that can give permission?
A) His daughter
B) His sister
C) His parents
D) His wife
Category: Special Populations/Pediatrics(5) A 4-month-old female comes in with: low-grade fever, rhinorrhea, tachypnea, and poor feeding. You suspect which of the following?