Nursing Procedures & Protocols for Pre- and Post-Operative Care - Quiz & Worksheet

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You are a surgical nurse. Your first patient is May, a 64-year-old female, who presents for bowel resection. You review her past medical history and notice she has congestive heart failure which is we…

You are a surgical nurse. Your first patient is May, a 64-year-old female, who presents for bowel resection. You review her past medical history and notice she has congestive heart failure which is well managed. She is a smoker. All her preoperative lab work, including a complete blood count and chemical metabolic panel, is on the chart and is within normal limits. However, you do not see any other test results. While talking with May, she says 'I just can't wait till the surgery is over and I can have a cigarette .'

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Which of the following preoperative tests is notably missing from May's chart?

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1. May's comment would prompt you to make which of the following interventions?

2. You are May's postoperative nurse. You will closely monitor which of the following parameters?

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