ATI MED SURG PROCTORED 2019-STUDY GUIDE
1.A nurse is assessing a client who is 12hr postoperative following a colon resection. Which of the following findings should the nurse report to the surgeon?
1. Heart rate 90/min
2. Absent bowel sounds → normal findings after major bowel surgery; takes several days to return to normal.
3. Hgb 8.2 g/dl
4. Gastric pH of 3.0
Rationale: Normal Hgb is 13-18M g/dl, 12-16 g/dl. This may indicate a possible hemorrhaging.
2. A nurse is caring for a client who has diabetes insipidus. Which of the following medications should the nurse plan to administer?
b. Regular insulin
d. Lithium carbonate
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