Potential for Compications of Diagnostic Tests/Treatments/Procedures

by Diana Shenefield, PhD

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    This section for NCLEX review is called Potential for Complications of Diagnostics Tests, Treatments, and Procedures. Again this goes with risk potential, and reducing that risk potential that you are going to make sure that you know for the NCLEX review. My name is Diana Shenefield, let’s get started. So why is that we need to know about complications? Well, you probably are answering that for yourself, because as nurses we need to make sure our patients are safe. Risk reduction is a big part of what we do as nurses, so it’s a big part of the NCLEX exam, to make sure that you are competent to take care of your patients, so no matter what’s happening with them, whether they are having testing or whether they are having procedures that you know what to watch for, what to monitor for, so that your patient doesn’t become distressed, the patient doesn’t have any complications, and if unfortunately there's complications, that you know what to do to help your patient through those. And make sure you read through the learning outcomes, make sure you understand what this section is about, and make sure that you are prepared to take this section of the NCLEX exam. So let’s just go through a few things, just to kind of refreshing your mind. We are going to start with a question: Which of the following nursing interventions is appropriate for a patient who is suffering from a fever? We get patients with fevers all the time, so you may be asking yourself “Well, how would I know?” Well you know what a fever does to the body. So let’s read through these answers and see which one you picked. A, avoid giving the patient food. B, provide oxygen, C, all of the above...

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Potential for Compications of Diagnostic Tests/Treatments/Procedures by Diana Shenefield, PhD is from the course Physiological Integrity. It contains the following chapters:

    • Potential for Complications of Diagnostic
    • Potential Complications
    • Interventions
    • Responding to the Complications
    • Proper Positioning

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Dyspnea
    2. Fever
    3. Hypotension
    4. Localized bloody drainage on the dressing
    5. Report of pain at the puncture site
    1. Oxygen
    2. Sterile water
    3. Enclosed hemostat clamps
    4. Indwelling urinary catheter
    5. Occlusive dressing
    1. Perform the Valsalva maneuver
    2. Lie on the left side
    3. Cough at regular intervals
    4. Use incentive spirometer

    Author of lecture Potential for Compications of Diagnostic Tests/Treatments/Procedures

     Diana Shenefield, PhD

    Diana Shenefield, PhD

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