New assignments will be posted every Tuesday and the discussion will continue through Monday. Every Tuesday the previous week’s discussion thread will close and the discussion will move to the new assignment. I will be monitoring the discussion throughout the week and adding comments and instruction as we go. I encourage you to comment and ask for clarification as well.   ~ Wendy


Video Summary

Your assignments this week are as follows. Do your assignments and post the answers in the forum. Remember to cite your source.

At the end of the week, I’ll post a video summary.


If your last name starts with B, A, D, E, or F

  1. What do you do if the patient does not understand the surgical consent?
  2. 16-year-old is a mother and her child needs a surgery / who signs the consent form for the child?
  3. What lab test would show the therapeutic range of Coumadin? What would you expect that to be for a treated patient? It’s not a PT.
  4. After a patient has GI surgery, why do we tell them to cough and breathe?
  5. Bowie Dick test: what is measured?


If your last name starts with C, G, I, J, or K

  1. The patient has a low potassium, what can the nurse expect to see? (hypotension, dysrhythmias, bradycardia, something else).
  2. Your patient reports that she takes an herbal supplement for anxiety called Ginkgo. Why is this significant for a surgical patient?
  3. What position for craniotomy is most at risk for venous air embolism?
  4. You’re setting up the room for surgery. What type of bed is needed for the AAA patient?
  5. What is the first thing to do when a patient experiences a bronchospasm?


If your last name starts with S, L, N, O, or P

  1. What ethical principle means to do no harm?
  2. What is an advance directive?
  3. Does Hypothermia increase or decrease O2 Demand? Explain.
  4. A surgeon shaking his hands while performing the surgery, what would the nurse do? A. report to manager, B. Do an incident report, C. Report to state board of medical D. Report to chief of surgery.
  5. How do you position the chest rolls for a patient in prone for optimal chest expansion during respiration?


If your last name starts with H, Q, R, T, or U

  1. Which instrument is a grasper in Orthopedic surgery?  Elevator, curette, Bennett retractor, bone hook?
  2. What is event related sterility?
  3. What is this ABG and how would you treat it? pH 7.30, CO2 49, HCO3 26?
  4. What would you expect the PT/PTT, platelets and fibrinogen levels to look like for a patient in DIC?
  5. What is the reversal for morphine?


If your last name starts with M, V, W, X, Y, or Z

  1. What is the treatment for this ABG? pH 7.29, CO2 32, HCO3 19?
  2. Can rubber and cords be steam sterilized?
  3. A woman is in the OR getting prepared for a C-Section, Before Anesthesia begins why is the patient placed on their left side?
  4. How do you treat an anaphylactic reaction to latex?
  5. What is the peak, onset and frequency of Toradol?

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