Neurological Stroke & Parkinson's Flashcards Preview

MedSurg > Neurological Stroke & Parkinson's > Flashcards

Flashcards in Neurological Stroke & Parkinson's Deck (4)
Loading flashcards...
1

41. A client is being monitored for transient ischemic attacks. She is oriented, can open her eyes spontaneously, and follows commands. What is her Glasgow Coma Scale score?

_________points.

2

42. The nurse is teaching a client about taking prophylactic warfarin sodium (Coumadin). Which statement indicates that the client understands how to take the drug? Select all that apply.
1. The drug's action peaks in 2 hours'
2. Maximum dosage is not acheived until 3 to 4 days after starting medication.
3. Effects of the drug continue for 4 to 5 days after discontinuing the medication
4. Protamine sulfate is the antidote for warfarin
5. I should have my blood levels tested periodically.

a

3

43. Regular oral hygeine is essential for the client who has had a stroke. Which of the following nursing measures is not appropriate when providing oral hygiene?
1. placing the client on the back with a small pillow under the head.
2. keeping portable suctioning equipment at the bedside
3. opening the client's mouth with a padded tongue blade
4. cleaning the client's mouth and teeth with a toothbrush.

a

4

44. A client arrives in the emergency department with an ischemic stroke and receives tissue plasminogen activator (t-Pa) administration. The nurse should first
1. ask what medications the client is taking
2. complete a history and health assessment
3. identify the time of onset of stroke
4. determine if the client is scheduled for any surgical procedures.

a