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CCRN Nursing Exam Prep - Adult Critical Care

1 A patient has been admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of “rule out” Guillain-Barre syndrome. The nurse is completing the admission data base and asking about the patient’s history. What diagnosis might precipitate a diagnosis of Guillian-Barre syndrome?
  1. Myocardial infarction within the last 6 months
  2. Headache, nausea and nuchal rigidity
  3. Mild fevers, upper respiratory infection or a minor virus
  4. Slurred speech and weakness in one or both sides of the body
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2 Which of the following statements would reflect that the patient does not understand the long term effects of liver failure?
  1. “If I stop drinking, my liver will get better.”
  2. “I need to monitor and limit my salt intake.”
  3. “It is important that I get more rest.”
  4. “My skin might become more yellow and change in color.”
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3 What characteristics would the nurse most likely assess in a patient with reduced Renal Reserve (early stages of renal disease)?
  1. Elevated BUN (blood, urea, nitrogen) lab value.
  2. Mild anemia and hypertension
  3. Terminal uremia
  4. Nocturia
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