Which of the followingchanges in the care of this patientcould decrease thechance of apostoperative wound infection?a.
Increasing the length of the preoperativehospital stay toprophylacticallytreat the asthma with steroids
Treating the urinary infection priorto surgery
Shaving the a
domen the nightprior to surgeryd.
Continuing the prophylactic anti
ioticsfor three postoperative dayse.
Use of a closed drainage system
rought out through theoperativeincision11.
Signs and symptoms associatedwith early sepsis include:a.
Decreased cardiac outputc.
Increased arteriovenous oxygen difference
The most common physiologiccause of hypoxemia is:a.
Incomplete alveolar oxygen diffusion
Pulmonary shunt flowe.
Elevated erythrocyte 2,3-diphosphoglycerate level (2,3-DPT)13.
Major alterations in pulmonary function associated with adult respiratorydistress syndrome(ARDS) include:
Increased pulmonary compliancec.
Increased resting lung volumed.
Increased functional residual capacitye.
Decreased dead space ventilation14.
-year-old woman develops urticaria and wheezing after an injection of penicillin. Her
lood pressure is 120/60 mm Hg, heart rate is 155
eats/min, andrespiratory rate is 30
reaths/min. Immediatetherapy should include: