Test your nursing knowledge
Denise D. Hayes MSN, RN, CRNP

June 2011 
Volume 41  Number 6
Pages 61 - 61
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1. A patient's erythrocytes have neither A nor B surface antigens, but both anti-A and anti-B antibodies are in the patient's plasma. What donor blood type is compatible? a. type O or type A b. type O or type B c. type O only d. type O, A, B, or AB2. A patient is experiencing a blood transfusion reaction. What is the priority nursing intervention? a. Obtain blood and urine specimens. b. Notify the healthcare provider. c. Notify the blood bank. d. Stop the blood transfusion.3. What best describes the ventilation/perfusion ratio in a patient with pulmonary embolism? a. Ventilation matches perfusion. b. Ventilation is greater than perfusion. c. Perfusion is greater than ventilation. d. Perfusion is greater than ventilation at the lung bases.4. A patient is admitted with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). What is the priority nursing diagnosis? a. imbalanced nutrition b. deficient knowledge c. fatigue d. impaired gas exchange5. While caring for

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