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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The nurse best maximizes an older adult’s potential to avoid developing a postsurgical respiratory infection with which intervention? a. Walking the patient to the bathroom ins... tead of using the bedside commode b. Encouraging compliance with prescribed antibiotic therapy c. Evaluating the patient’s ability to effectively cough and deep breathe d. Offering fluids every hour while the patient is awake 2. An older adult’s pulmonary function studies indicate that his vital capacity is reduced and his residual volume is increased. Where does the nurse know these changes will manifest? a. Ineffective cough reflex b. Shallow breathing c. Slow respiratory rate d. Frequent respiratory infections 3. Because the older adult is not as likely to exhibit the typical signs of ineffective gas exchange, the nurse would assess which patient further? a. An afebrile patient with a nonproductive cough b. Irritability in a usually pleasant patient c. Pale nail beds in a patient of color d. Has an elevated white blood cell (WBC) 4. The nurse is preparing information for the caregivers of a patient with chronic respiratory issues. The nurse will make the greatest impact on their ability to provide quality care while maintaining the patient’s emotional well-being by including what information? a. Suggestions regarding proper nutrition and exercise b. An explanation on how to preserve the patient’s sense of autonomy c. Encouragement for the primary caregiver to take care of themselves d. Referrals to pulmonary rehabilitation or support groups [Show More]

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