Hesi Parkinson’s Disease

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D. Sinemet is converted to dopamine and provides an exogenous form of dopamine replacement
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D. Instruct Nancy to bring Leo to the healthcare provider’s office now
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C. Impaired physical mobility related to muscle rigidity and motor weakness
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B. Encourage Nancy to provide a soft diet with mainly thick liquids
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A. Demonstrate how to walk with a wide-based stance
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D. Occupational therapist
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B. Provide Leo with information about a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
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C. Suggest that Nancy call a neighbor to witness the signature
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C. Assess Leo’s bowel sounds and check his abdomen for distention
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B. Discuss providing supplemental feedings between meals
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B. Allow Nancy to cry and discuss her feelings
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B. Stand directly in front of Leo when he is speaking
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B. “A chemical imbalance in the brain leads to movement and coordination problems
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C. “There is really no known specific cause for Parkinson’s disease”
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B. “If you and Leo are financially qualified, Medicaid will pay for the home.”
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D. “Ask the director of nursing for the names and phone numbers of persons willing to serve as references for the facility”
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A. “You may want to visit at different times, rather than following a routine visiting schedule”
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D. “Bring some pictures and personal items from home and decorate the room”
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C. Help leo ambulate down the hall to the shower area
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A. Instruct the UAP to go to the nurse’s station
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B. Ensure that an informed consent for the PEG tube placement has been signed
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C. Assess the insertion site for signs of bleeding
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B. Placing Leo in a semi-Fowlers position helps prevent aspiration of tube feeding
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C. Check the residual volume
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A. Crush the tablets and dissolve in warm water prior to administering via PEG tube
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D. Assess Leo’s serum potassium level
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A. “To be eligible for hospice care, Leo must have less than 6 months to be alive”
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D. “The hospice nurses and staff will help keep Leo comfortable at home until he dies”
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B. Medicare Hospice Benefit will cover the cost for Medicare beneficiaries
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B. It is an order that will prevent paramedics from starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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