we are given a study guide to help with our final exam. i have every single answer except for a question that deals with CHF.
which is an early sign of CHF that the nurse should recognize?
c. inability to sweat
d. increased urine output
now from what i have from the textbook, i know that pulmonary congestion, anxiousness, restlessness, dyspnea @ rest, orthopnea, and a dry hacking cough (progresses to frothy) are signs of CHF (left sided failure). i also know that dependent edema, hepatomegaly, nausea, anorexia, generalized weakness, and nocturia are signs of CHF (right sided failure).
and i know that as a nurse, i should promote rest with a quiet environment, increase the force and efficiency of heart contractions (with drugs), and eliminate excess fluid accumulation (lasix).
so please don't think i haven't looked for the information to my original question. i've looked. several times in fact. and i see absolutely nothing about tachypnea or bradycardia. and i honestly don't think C or D is the correct answer.
can someone help me please
Nov 26, '02
Last edit by neneRN on Nov 26, '02