Quiz 23: Mobility

Concepts For Nursing Practice

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Q1
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A patient who has been in the hospital for several weeks is about to be discharged. The patient is weak from the hospitalization and asks the nurse to explain why this is happening. The nurses best response is You are weak because

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A) your iron level is low. This is known as anemia.
B) of your immobility in the hospital. This is known as deconditioning.
C) of your poor appetite. This is known as malnutrition.
D) of your medications. This is known as drug induced weakness.
Answer:
B) of your immobility in the hospital. This is known as deconditioning.

Explanation:
When a person is ill and immobile the body becomes weak. This is known as deconditioning. Anemia, malnutrition, and medications may have an adverse effect on the body, but this is not known as deconditioning.
Q2
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A patient is talking with the nurse about hip fractures. The patient would like to know the best approach to strengthen the bones. The nurses best response is which of the following?

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A) Walk at least 5 miles every day for exercise.
B) Wear proper fitting shoes to prevent tripping.
C) Talk with your physician about a calcium supplement.
D) Stand up slowly so you dont feel faint.
Answer:
C) Talk with your physician about a calcium supplement.

Explanation:
Calcium strengthens the bones. A calcium supplement will help strengthen bones as they may be affected by aging, illness, or trauma. Walking several miles will help strengthen the bones but a calcium supplement is a good addition. Wearing proper shoes and standing slowly to prevent dizziness is important but they will not prevent fractures.
Q3
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Mobility for the patient changes throughout the life span; this is known as the process of

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A) aging and illness.
B) illness and disease.
C) health and wellness.
D) growth and development.
Answer:
D) growth and development.

Explanation:
Growth and development happens from infancy to death. Muscular changes are always happening, and these changes affect the individual and his or her performance in life. Aging, illness, health, and wellness do have an effect on a person, but they dont always affect mobility.
Q4

The nurse is talking to the unlicensed assistive personnel about moving a patient in bed. The nurse knows the unlicensed assistive personnel understands the concept of mobility and proper moving techniques when he or she states, Patients must

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A) have a trapeze over the bed to move properly.
B) move themselves in bed to prevent immobility.
C) always have a two-person assist to move in bed.
D) be moved correctly in bed to prevent shearing.
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Q5

The nurse and a student nurse are discussing the effects of bed immobility on patients. The nurse knows that the student nurse understands the concept of mobility when she states, Patients with impaired bed mobility

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A) have an increased risk for pressure ulcers.
B) like to have extra visitors.
C) need to have a mechanical soft diet.
D) are prone to constipation.
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Q6

What percentage of hip fractures are the result of falls?

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A) 50%
B) 80%
C) 90%
D) 100%
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Q7

The lack of weight bearing leads to bone _________ and __________ from the skeletal system.

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