HESI EXIT COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW B
100 REVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Which information is most concerning to the nurse when caring for an older client with bilateral cataracts?
A. States having difficulty with color perception
B. Presents with opacity of the lens upon assessment
C. Complains of seeing a cobweb-type structure in the visual field
D. Reports the need to use a magnifying glass to see small print
Visualization of a cobweb- or hairnet-type structure is a sign of a retinal detachment, which constitutes a medical emergency. Clients with cataracts are at increased risk for retinal detachment. Distorted color perception, opacity of the lens, and gradual vision loss are expected signs and symptom of cataracts but do not need immediate attention.
2. When caring for a client hospitalized with Guillain-Barr&eactue; syndrome, which information is most important for the nurse to report to the primary health care provider?
A. Ascending numbness from the feet to the knees
B. Decrease in cognitive status of the client
C. Blurred vision and sensation changes
D. Persistent unilateral headache
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