1.A nurse is providing postoperative education for a client following a laparoscopic
cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis. Which of the following client statements indicates an
understanding of the teaching?
a- “The adhesive bandages on my incision will fall off as the incision heals.”
b- “I will be able to take a shower in 1 week.”
c- “I will need to follow a liquid diet for the first 3 days after surgery.”
d- “I can begin to resume my normal activity level in 2 weeks.
CORRECT: a- The nurse should instruct the client that the small adhesive bandages will lose
their adhesiveness in 7 to 10 days. The client can then remove the bandages or allow the bandages
to fall off over time as the incision heals.
b- The nurse should instruct the client that she can shower or bathe the day following the
c- The nurse should instruct the client to resume a regular diet following surgery and slowly
introduce foods containing fat to determine tolerance.
d- The nurse should instruct the client to rest for the first 24 hours following surgery and then
begin resuming normal activities. The client should be able to resume usual activities within 1
2. A nurse is assessing a client who has Graves’ disease. Which of the following findings should the
b- Cold intolerance
d- Dry, scaly skin
CORRECT: c- The nurse should expect a client who has Graves’ disease, an autoimmune form
of hyperthyroidism, to experience exophthalmos, which is protrusion of the eyeballs.
a- The nurse should expect a client who has hyperthyroidism to experience insomnia.
Somnolence is a common manifestation of Hypothyroidism.
b- The nurse should expect a client who has hyperthyroidism to experience heat intolerance. cold
intolerance is a common manifestation of Hypothyroidism