Saturday, April 28, 2007

NCLEX Practice Questions


1. A client who is terminally ill tells the nurse that when the time comes, he does not want to be resuscitated. The greatest priority for the nurse would be talk to the client’s family about his wishes.

FALSE: The greatest priority would be to notify the MD to provide a written order.

2. A cesarean section is always performed when the client has current pelvic inflammatory disease.

FALSE: PID does not have a direct influence on the method of delivery.

3. A client has just undergone gastric resection and is being transferred to the post-anesthesia recovery room. The nurse knows that the first priority assessment in caring for this client, is airway and oxygenation assessment.

TRUE: Anesthetic agents affect respiratory rate and quality

4. A male client is admitted to the hospital for incision and drainage of an abscess. He has a current history of narcotics addiction. The nurse would expect him to experience flu-like symptoms of withdrawal.

TRUE: Withdrawal from narcotics also includes restlessness and anxiety

5. The staff nurse in the pediatrics unit has just finished reading over the end-of-shift report. Which of the following clients should he assess first?

A. A child with asthma who has retractions
B. A toddler who had surgery for phimosis and is incontinent
C. An infant with acute gastroenteritis, with green liquid stools
D. A child with sickle cell anemia complaining of chest pain

Answer: D. The chest pain could signal the development of acute chest syndrome, a serious complication of sickle cell anemia, which is similar to pneumonia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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