1. A woman has come to the clinic to seek help with a substance-abuse problem. She admits to using cocaine just before arrival. Which of these assessment findings would the FNP expect to find when examining the woman?
- Dilated pupils, pacing, and psychomotor agitation
- Dilated pupils, unsteady gait, and aggressiveness
- Pupil constriction, lethargy, apathy, and dysphoria
- Constricted pupils, euphoria, and decreased temperature
- The nurse should focus on performing a full cardiac assessment.
- The nurse should focus on psychosomatic complaints because he has just learned that his wife has cancer.
- This patient is not in any danger at present, so the nurse should send him home with instructions to contact his physician.
- It is unclear what is happening with this patient, so the nurse should perform an assessment in both the physical and the psychosocial realms.
- Administer the FACT test.
- Ask him to describe his first job.
- Give him the Four Unrelated Words Test.
- Ask him to describe what television show he was watching before coming to the clinic.
4. During the health history the FNP asks a female patient “how many alcoholic drinks do you have a week?” Which answer by the patient would indicate at risk drinking?
- I may have one or two drinks a week.
- I usually have three or four drinks a week.
- I have a glass or two of wine every now and then.