Nursing Board Questions about Integumentary Disorders (6-10)


6. When assessing a client with partial thickness burns over 60% of the body, which of the following should the nurse report immediately?

a. Complaints of intense thirst
b. Moderate to severe pain
c. Urine output of 70 ml the 1st hour
d. Hoarseness of the voice

7. A client who was bitten by a wild animal is admitted to an acute care facility for treatment of rabies. Which type of isolation does this client require?

a. Strict isolation
b. Contact isolation
c. Respiratory isolation
d. Enteric isolation

8. A client with second- and third-degree burns on the arms receives autografts. Two days later, the nurse finds the client doing arm exercises. The nurse knows that this client should avoid exercise because it may:

a. dislodge the autografts.
b. increase edema in the arms.
c. increase the amount of scarring.
d. decrease circulation to the fingers.

9. The nurse is providing care for a client who has a sacral pressure ulcer with a wet-to-dry dressing. Which guideline is appropriate for a wet-to-dry dressing?

a. The wound should remain moist from the dressing.
b. The wet-to-dry dressing should be tightly packed into the wound.
c. The dressing should be allowed to dry out before removal.
d. A plastic sheet-type dressing should cover the wet dressing.

10. When planning care for a client with burns on the upper torso, which nursing diagnosis should take the highest priority?

a. Ineffective airway clearance related to edema of the respiratory passages
b. Impaired physical mobility related to the disease process
c. Disturbed sleep pattern related to facility environment
d. Risk for infection related to breaks in the skin


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