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Clinical Nursing Skills

Check Your Understanding Questions

Clinical Nursing SkillsCheck Your Understanding Questions

Check Your Understanding Questions

1 .
The nurse is caring for a patient who experienced a traumatic brain injury during a motor vehicle accident. The patient’s wife asked the nurse why the patient is having trouble breathing if his lungs were not affected by the accident. How should the nurse respond?
2 .
The nurse is performing a neurological assessment on an 88-year-old patient. What normal age-related changes should the nurse be aware of?
3 .
The nurse is caring for a 20-year-old college student. The nurse is concerned the patient may have meningitis, based on the patient’s presentation and chief complaint. What clinical manifestations are common with this infectious neurological disorder?
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