FREE NACE Questions and Answers


Drooling is prolonged and swallowing is impeded in stroke patients with right-sided paralysis. What kind of suctioning is recommended?

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For a patient who has had a stroke, has right-sided paralysis, persistent drooling, and poor swallowing, oropharyngeal suctioning is recommended. This procedure, which uses a Yankauer nozzle to suction mucous secretions from the mouth to prevent the patient from aspirating them, is the least invasive and irritating for the patient. For suctioning, patients should be positioned semi-Fowler's or upright.

To what temperature should ground beef be cooked to avoid food poisoning?

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Ground beef needs to be cooked to 160° F to avoid food poisoning. Because ground beef is more likely to be contaminated than solid pieces of meat due to the grinding process, it should not be served rare because the surface contamination of solid pieces of meat is more quickly eliminated while cooking. In addition, poultry should always be cooked to a least of 165° F and to a well-done state, however many experts advise cooking to 180° F.

The type of crisis that a patient is most likely going through if she is getting close to 65 and is really unhappy is?

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A patient who is distressed because she is getting close to 65 is probably going through a life transitional crisis. Life transitions are predictable changes (such as high school graduation, marriage, aging, divorce, and moving) that the patient may feel they have no control over and may be unsure of how to handle, even if the transition is ultimately positive.

The is measured using peak flow meters.

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When someone is forced to exhale, peak flow meters record the highest airflow. Patients with moderate to severe asthma are typically evaluated for their peak flow since it can help identify when airflow is compromised. The meters are typically programmed for each patient, with a green range signifying good health, a yellow range signifying decreased airflow and the potential for intervention, and a red range signifying an emergency requiring immediate medical attention.

What is the best crutch gait to use if a patient is not permitted to put any weight on their left leg?

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The best crutch gait is three-point if a patient is not allowed to put any weight on their left leg. With this gait, the crutches initially carry all of the weight. The person advances both crutches as the unaffected leg moves forward and then takes all the weight. Normally, the left leg is kept slightly bent, or if that isn't possible, it is stretched slightly in front.

Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for adults.

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Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations are recommended for adults once only. The Td booster, which serves as a booster for tetanus and diphtheria but not pertussis, should thereafter be given to the patient every ten years. Tdap vaccinations are often administered to children between the ages of 11 and 12, but adults who have not yet had this shot should do so right away. The Tdap vaccine should also be given to expectant mothers in order to protect the unborn child from pertussis.

The most frequent cause of bacterial food poisoning in patients who show symptoms within 30 minutes of eating is?

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The most frequent cause of bacterial food poisoning in patients who show symptoms within 30 minutes of eating is Staphylococcus aureus. Compared to other forms of food poisoning, staphylococcus infections happen considerably more quickly, albeit in some people the symptoms may not appear for up to 7 hours. Typically, the symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Supportive care, electrolyte supplementation, and antiemetics are also part of the treatment.

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