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Mobility Practice Questions

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  • Q1

    A 55-year-old postmenopausal woman with a history of osteoporosis presents to the clinic. She has been taking alendronate, a bisphosphonate medication, for the past two years. During the assessment, the nurse learns that the patient has developed heartburn. Which action should the nurse take?

    Recommend the patient take alendronate with a full glass of water and remain upright for at least 30 minutes after each dose.

    Advise the patient to continue taking alendronate and monitor for any worsening symptoms.

    Instruct the patient to stop taking alendronate immediately and switch to a calcium supplement.

    Suggest the patient discontinue alendronate and start hormone replacement therapy to improve bone density.

  • Q2

    A 70-year-old male patient is diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his knees. He is experiencing pain and stiffness in the affected joints. The nurse is discussing pain management strategies with the patient. Which intervention should the nurse recommend as the initial approach for pain relief in osteoarthritis?

    High-dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for long-term pain relief.

    Weight loss, physical therapy, and acetaminophen as needed for pain.

    Corticosteroid injections directly into the knee joints for immediate pain relief.

    Immediate surgical joint replacement to alleviate the pain and stiffness.

  • Q3

    A 60-year-old patient is scheduled for a total hip replacement surgery. The patient has a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and a previous hip surgery. During the preoperative assessment, the nurse identifies that the patient is taking multiple medications, including an oral antidiabetic medication and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor for blood pressure control. Which nursing action is the highest priority for this patient prior to surgery?

    Collaborate with the healthcare provider to adjust the patient's medication regimen, taking into account fasting requirements and potential drug interactions.

    Confirm the patient's understanding of the surgical procedure and obtain informed consent.

    Administer the ACE inhibitor as scheduled to maintain blood pressure control during the perioperative period.

    Ensure the patient receives the prescribed oral antidiabetic medication on the morning of surgery.

  • Q4

    A 30-year-old patient has undergone an above-the-knee amputation due to a traumatic injury. The patient is experiencing significant pain in the residual limb. Which nursing intervention is a priority for pain management in the immediate post-operative period?

    Encouraging the patient to engage in vigorous physical therapy to distract from the pain.

    Elevating the residual limb to the level of the heart to enhance blood flow and decrease pain.

    Administering opioid pain medication as ordered by the healthcare provider.

    Applying cold packs to the residual limb to reduce swelling and alleviate pain.

  • Q5

    A 30-year-old patient was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained multiple long bone fractures. Several days after the accident, the patient is showing signs of a fat embolism syndrome. Which clinical manifestations are associated with fat embolism syndrome?

    Decreased heart rate, bronchospasm, and hypotension.

    Decreased respiratory rate, cold extremities, and tachycardia.

    Increased urine output, decreased respiratory rate, and clear mental status.

    Chest pain, dyspnea, and confusion.

  • Q6

    A 65-year-old client is admitted to the orthopedic unit with a fractured hip. Traction has been prescribed as part of the treatment plan. The nurse is responsible for ensuring effective care during traction. Which statement by the nurse demonstrates an understanding of proper traction care?

    "I'll maintain the patient's affected leg in a position of slight flexion to reduce tension on the traction."

    "I'll check the patient's body alignment and the weights for proper alignment every 8 hours."

    "I'll lubricate the ropes and pulleys regularly to ensure smooth movement of the traction system."

    "I'll release the traction periodically to allow the patient to move the affected leg and prevent stiffness."

  • Q7

    The purpose of applying cryotherapy to a client who has had a knee replacement is to help with pain, hematoma formation, and ________.

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  • Q8

    A 65-year-old patient has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The nurse educates the patient and their family about the condition. Which statement made by the patient indicates a correct understanding of Parkinson's disease?

    "Parkinson's disease only affects the elderly and is not seen in younger individuals."

    "Parkinson's disease is primarily caused by a genetic mutation."

    "The main feature of Parkinson's disease is muscle weakness."

    "Dopamine deficiency and impaired movement control are key characteristics of the disease."

  • Q9

    A 30-year-old patient has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The patient is experiencing an acute exacerbation of the disease with significant motor weakness and difficulty walking. Which treatment option is commonly used to manage acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis?

    Long-term use of corticosteroids.

    Immediate initiation of disease-modifying therapy (DMT).

    Lumbar puncture to assess cerebrospinal fluid changes.

    Physical therapy to address muscle weakness.

  • Q10

    A back brace is prescribed for a client who had a laminectomy. Which information would the nurse include in the client's teaching plan?

    Obtain a soft mattress for resting when the brace is off.

    Apply the brace before getting out of bed.

    Wear the brace when performing twisting physical therapy exercises.

    Use the brace when your back feels tired.


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