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




Video Summary


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. Mom reports that her six-year-old daughter has nocturnal enuresis. You should tell the mother that: A. This is normal for a six-year-old, she’ll get over it, B. she should seek a behavior therapist. This is a behavior issue, C. something else.
  2. According to ASPAN minimum staffing recommendations, a phase 2 would be appropriately staffed with: med sug RN and one phase 2 competent LPN, phase 2 competent RN an one med surg LPN, c.a single phase 2 competent RN?
  3. The diuretic used to treat patients with fluid overload due to cirrhosis is:
  4. How do you position a patient after a vitrectomy?
  5. What does early rejection of a renal transplant look like?


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

  1. What are the s/s of a thyroid storm?
  2. Post shoulder surgery, what should the patient do in terms of hand/arm activity?
  3. How do you check for correct placement of an LMA?
  4. You’re preparing the 6-month-old infant for hydrocele repair when mom asks ‘Isn’t he to young for this surgery?’ You respond: A. Age doesn’t matter, B. Most who get this surgery wait until adulthood, C. The younger the better.
  5. What are the s/s of an epidural hematoma?


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

  1. What are the indications and possible complications of a supraclavicular block?
  2. Can you accept an admission coming out from the OR when your other patient is a six year old resting with a parent at the bedside?
  3. What dermatome is at the level of the knee?
  4. What are the s/s of TRALI and how do you treat?
  5. A 21-year-old patient needs blood transfusion parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses and say that they refuse blood. What does the nurse do? 


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

  1. What is the reversal agent for Valium?
  2. The nurse receives an order to monitor a patient’s atrial pressure after CABG surgery to evaluate the patient’s preload status. The nurse understands that the preload refers to the: a. percentage of blood in the ventricle, b. end-diastolic volume, c. pressure against which the ventricles must pump  
  3. What is the purpose of a passive motion device?
  4. How long after surgery before the AV fistula will be used for dialysis?
  5. Why would a post thyroidectomy patient have numbness and tingling?


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

  1. What is this rhythm and how does the perianesthesia nurse respond?
  2. What is the pediatric dose for Narcan?
  3. Black coffee at 0400 surgery 0730. What does the nurse do?
  4. What is important to prepare for post op adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma?
  5. Alzheimer patient is yelling, screaming at RN, what do you do?

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