Sunday, December 17, 2006

NCLEX Pearls

1. What is the nurse's priority for a child being treated for scoloisis with a Milawaukee brace?

Answer: Skin integrity

2. A woman at 30 wks gestation has sudden painless bright red vaginal bleeding, this would be indicative of?

Answer: Placenta previa

3. What blood test result would confirm a patient has cancer of the prostate?

Answer: Elevated acid phosphatase

4. What test should be done to screen for the presence of neural tube defects in the fetus?

Answer: Serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)

5. A nurse would know that a pregnant 14 year-old female patient would be at risk for?

Answer: Iron deficiency anemia

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