25 Jun

OK I have been a lazy nurse blogger.

I should study for the PCCN exam! Yaay! (not) It is so hard to get back to test prep.

Anyhow…..Here goes a test question– an easier one on the pretest

1.  A patient with admitted with heart failure is on a diuretic and fluid restriction. Assessment indicates atrial tachycardia with a rate of 130, presence of crackles in all lung fields,  an S3 heart sound at the left apex and a blood pressure of 90/40 (previously 130/60). The patient reports feeling short of breath. The nurse should anticipate the administration of………….

(mulitple choice question–pick 1)

A.  a fluid bolus to enhance preload

B. dopamine to support the blood pressure

C. dobutamine to augment cardiac output

D. adenosine to reverse the tachycardia

wOOt! who knows the answer?!? (answer below)












C. dobutamine!!!!


2 Responses to “Lazy”

  1. Sean June 25, 2009 at 23:14 #

    woo Hoo!
    I got it right. ( I damn well better)

    • seejanenurse June 29, 2009 at 02:17 #

      w00t! we rock! More to come in the future…I have to start studying….I have lazy-itis.

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