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29 Cards in this Set

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A statement made by a patient diagnosed with a cranial indicates that they need more education
children diagnosed with brain tumors tend to have a poor prognosis
A patient that the nurse would suspect having a brain tumor
A woman with headache and double viwsion who had anorexia as a child
If a patient is diagnosed with a brain tumor and presents with vision disturbances and seizures the nurse will suspect the tumor is located in which lobe
If a patient diagnosed with a brain tumor presents with the loss of the ability to write, seizures, and spatial disorientation, the nurse will suspect the tumor is in which lobe
Exams used to diagnose a brain tumor
Neurological exam, MRI, biopsy
What medication would the nurse not administer to a pt diagnosed with a brain tumor
The most common type of brain tumor in children is
A nurse assessing a patient for a potential brain tumor. S/s that could indicate a tumor
HA, Vomiting, Papilledema
What does a positive Kernigs and Brudzinskis sign indicate
Damage to the meninges
A patient is admitted for surgical removal of a brain tumor. The nurse must assess cranial nerves 9 and 10 pre-operatively and post opratively to assess for
Gag Reflex
The most common type of brain tumor in adults
The only factor that might create a predisposition to develop a rain tumor
Genetic syndrome
What is the most common early symptom of a brain tumor
Projectile vomiting
A client suspected of having a brain tumor presents to the ED in teh middle of the afternoon, dressed in her nightgown, crying and saying she is looking for her father. When asked where hr father might be, she sharts laughing. The client most likely to have a brain tumor in which lobe
A client with suspected brain tumor is scheduled for a CT scan. What nursing priority should be performed before the CT scan
Assess for allergise to iodine or shellfish
Recurring HA, specifically at what time of day can be indicative of a brain tumor
What percentage of brain tumors are benign
A common symptom of a frontal lobe tumor would be
Personality changes
An elderly female patient is admitted to the hospital due to sudden onset of blindness and seizures. The most significant finding in this patient's history would be
History of breast cancer
A concerned mother brings her 8 YO son to the ED with complaints of projectile vomiting. This symptom coupled with what symptom would be indicative fo a brain tumor
Symptoms of a brain tumor
N/V, HA, Unsteady Gait
Your patient presents with the following s/s spatial disorientation, inability to write, and loss of recognition of body parth. These are most closely associated with a tumor in which area
Parietal lobe
Functions of Astrocytes
Regulation of contents of extracellular space, cleaning up brain debris, transporting nutrients to neurons
Your patient with a brain tumor is learnign about treatment options for a newly diagnosed brain tumor. What statement might you make to the patient
Early diagnosis is best because there is no regeneration of brain cells that have died.
what test would be most helpful in diagnosing/detecting brain tumors
A 53 yo patient is admitted to the ED with the following symptoms unsteadiness, persistent HA, and peripheral vision loss, what would you suspect
Brain tumor
these cells are involved in the blood brain barrier and form the lining of the ventricles in teh brain
Ependymal cells
Name two common brain tumor sites
brain stem, cerebellum
A brain tumor patient underwent a craniotomy a few hours ago, his BP is 156/98, his pulse is 54 and his respiratory rate is 14 per minute. What post craniotomy complication is he experiencing
Increased intracranial pressure