Iconsulted with my first teacher and my first doctor—Dr Seuss, and I offer 5 quotes of inspiration from him for success on certification examinations.

  • 1. A patient who received 4 units of packed red blood cells in the past 7 hours for an upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleed is now complaining of shortness of breath and generalized muscle cramping. Lung auscultation reveals inspiratory and expiratory wheezing. Which laboratory value would the nurse anticipate?

    • Potassium 4.7 mEq/L

    • Magnesium 2.1 mEq/L

    • Calcium 6.5 mg/dL

    • Sodium 131 mEq/L

Test plan topic: Renal and GI, Endocrine, Heme/Immune, Integumentary, 20% of the CCRN questions

  • 2. On the second postoperative day following mechanical aortic valve replacement, a patient was started on warfarin and low-molecular-weight heparin. While reviewing the morning (am) laboratory results on postoperative day 5,

    Post-operative day

    15
    Hemoglobin (Hgb),...

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