January 4, 2012

NCLEX-RN Practice Question Challenge!

Correct Answer: 1

1: CORRECT |  Headaches are a common side effect of a lumber puncture procedures. However, assessing for leakage of cerebrospinal fluid or the presence of a hematoma (that may increase the likelihood of complications) is required to determine if further interventions are indicated at this time
2: Appropriate action, assess before intervening
3: Assessment of BP is appropriate, but assessing the site takes precedence because it may be directly linked to symptoms
4: Appropriate action if the patient is not following the pre-procedure and post-procedure instructions, assess before intervening