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.

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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. What is the stir up method?
  2. There are five patients in PACU. One s/p T&A 8-year-old who is awake with mom at the bedside. One s/p pyloromyotomy two-month-old infant who is awake, two total joint patients both drowsy but stable and one intubated s/p exploratory laparotomy patient who is sedated and resting on the vent. How many nurses are required?
  3. Your two-year-old patient s/p meatotomy performed with moderate sedation and local is being discharged to home. Who is required to be in the car with the child?
  4. When caring for a patient with increased ICP, how does the nurse decrease elevation in ICP during care?
  5. Explain the relationship between acetylcholine and acetylcholinesterase.


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

  1. What is the staffing for an ICU patient in the PACU?
  2. What is dumping syndrome and how do you instruct the patient to avoid it after discharge?
  3. Your cholecystectomy patient is received fentanyl, sevoflurane, and glycopyrrolate in the OR. On admission, his vital signs are normal, he is arousable but sleeping and has pupils 2mm and responsive. What in the patient’s OR report would explain the admission assessment?
  4. What do you teach a patient about the CPAP?
  5. The patient’s sensation stops at the xyphoid process She has had an epidural and is awaiting transport to the OR. What dermatome do you document the level of effectiveness?


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

  1. What is tardive dyskinesia?
  2. What is the second thing to return after a block?
  3. What does the nurse teach the patient being discharged with a scopolamine patch?
  4. What stage of anesthesia is the patient at highest risk for aspiration?
  5. The patient has crepitus around the chest tube. What does this indicate? 


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

  1. After a lumpectomy do you instruct the patient to whey a sports bra, no bra, loose comfy bra?
  2. Define the bruit and thrill for your AV fistula patient. What do they mean?
  3. What cranial nerve is being affected when the patient presents with oculomotor syndrome?
  4. How long after a peg placement can feeding begin? In 24 hours, when bowel sounds return, or right away.  
  5. How do you instruct the patient to navigate stairs with crutches?


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

  1. What is the nurse-to-patient ratio in Phase II?
  2. What is given preoperatively for pain control for cataract surgery?
  3. What is the normal range for the PT/INR? Explain what this shows you about the patient.
  4. Which is a trigger for malignant hyperthermia? Sevoflurane, Rocuronium, Thiopental Sodium
  5. The TB patient has been receiving Rifampin for 2 weeks before surgery. How is the patient treated in PACU?

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