New assignments will be posted every Wednesday and the discussion will continue through Tuesday. End of day on 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




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

Next Wednesday, I’ll post a video summary.  


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

  1. If a patient presents with restlessness and hemoptysis what do you expect? Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary edema, Cardiogenic shock, MI??
  2. What drug do you expect to give a patient who has had an adrenalectomy preoperatively?
  3. What is the most common type of emboli after a long bone procedure?
  4. The patient had a complicated hysterectomy and is complaining of inner thigh numbness post operatively. What possible complication does the nurse suspect?
  5. Which herbal can cause liver damage if the patient is given propofol?


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

  1. A patient with OSA is being monitored in the PACU, what airway device do you expect to utilize?
  2. How should you communicate with an autistic patient? How should you approach them?
  3. What is the difference between type 1 and type 2  postobstructive pulmonary edema (POPE)?
  4. A women 32 weeks pregnant s/p lap chole is experiencing low back pain and vaginal drainage what do you expect is happening?
  5. Which method best prevents SSI concerning hair at the surgical site? Clip outside the OR, Clip inside the OR, Cut hair with scissors, do not remove hair.?


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

  1. A nurse shuts off an alarm on a pacu patient and does not see when the patient goes into a lethal rhythm, what is this nurse guilty of? Breach of Duty, Damages, Causation, Duty?
  2. How do you treat this ABG pH 7.32, CO2 38, HCO3 19?
  3. A patient is having surgery and reports a strong family history of reactions to anesthesia, what would you suspect this patient suffers from Pseudocholinesterase deficiency, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Muscular Dystrophy?
  4. A patient with a spinal cord injury above T6 returns from surgery diaphoretic, tachycardic, etc., what nursing interventions do you do first? Administer an adrenergic drug, check that the foley is patent and draining, Sedation?
  5. What is the surgical treatment for Myasthenia Gravis? 


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

  1. A patient returns from surgery and is experiencing an anaphylactic reaction, what medication do you prepare?
  2. What is the treatment for postobstructive pulmonary edema (POPE)?  
  3. A patient is in the PACU and you discover that he has a hx of cocaine abuse and he used cocaine that morning, what do you look out for?
  4. What are the early s/s of LAST?
  5. Which herbals prolong anesthesia?


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

  1. First thing to do in an internal / external disaster?
  2. Where does the exposure control plan for blood borne pathogens requirement originate?
  3. When transporting a patient with a chest tube, what is the most appropriate action?
  4. A patient is s/p oral maxillofacial surgery, what do you make sure they know before discharge?
  5. Explain negative pressure pulmonary edema. Cause and treatment?

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