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  • 1. 
    A client has developed thrombophlebitis of the left leg. Which nursing intervention should be given the highest priority?
    • A. 

      Elevate leg on 2 pillows

    • B. 

      Apply support stockings

    • C. 

      Apply warm compresses

    • D. 

      Maintain complete bed rest


  • 2. 
    A 2 month-old child has had a cleft lip repair by a student nurse. The selection of which restraint would require no further action by the charge nurse?
    • A. 

      Elbow

    • B. 

      Mummy

    • C. 

      Jacket

    • D. 

      Clove hitch


  • 3. 
    Which of these is an example of a variation in the newborn resulting from the presence of maternal hormones?
    • A. 

      Engorgement of the breasts

    • B. 

      Mongolian spots

    • C. 

      Edema of the scrotum

    • D. 

      Lanugo


  • 4. 
    The nurse is assigned to a newly delivered woman with HIV/AIDS. The student asks the nurse about how it is determined that a person has AIDS other than a positive HIV test. The nurse responds
    • A. 

      "The complaints of at least 3 common findings."

    • B. 

      "The absence of any opportunistic infection."

    • C. 

      "CD4 lymphocyte count is less than 200."

    • D. 

      "Developmental delays in children."


  • 5. 
    The nursing care plan for a client with decreased adrenal function should include
    • A. 

      Encouraging activity

    • B. 

      Placing client in reverse isolation

    • C. 

      Limiting visitors

    • D. 

      Measures to prevent constipation


  • 6. 
    The nurse is planning care for a client with pneumococcal pneumonia. Which of the following would be most effective in removing respiratory secretions?
    • A. 

      Administration of cough suppressants

    • B. 

      Increasing oral fluid intake to 3000 cc per day

    • C. 

      Maintaining bed rest with bathroom privileges

    • D. 

      Performing chest physiotherapy twice a day


  • 7. 
    While assessing a client in an outpatient facility with a panic disorder, the nurse completes a thorough health history and physical exam. Which finding is most significant for this client?
    • A. 

      Compulsive behavior

    • B. 

      Sense of impending doom

    • C. 

      Fear of flying

    • D. 

      Predictable episodes


  • 8. 
    The nurse is reviewing a depressed client's history from an earlier admission. Documentation of anhedonia is noted. The nurse understands that this finding refers to
    • A. 

      Reports of difficulty falling and staying asleep

    • B. 

      Expression of persistent suicidal thoughts

    • C. 

      Lack of enjoyment in usual pleasures

    • D. 

      Reduced senses of taste and smell


  • 9. 
    The nurse is caring for a client in the coronary care unit. The display on the cardiac monitor indicates ventricular fibrillation. What should the nurse do first?
    • A. 

      Perform defibrillation

    • B. 

      Administer epinephrine as ordered

    • C. 

      Assess for presence of pulse

    • D. 

      Institute CPR


  • 10. 
    A nurse who is evaluating a mentally retarded 2 year-old in a clinic should stress which goal when talking to the child's mother?
    • A. 

      Teaching the child self care skills

    • B. 

      Preparing for independent toileting

    • C. 

      Promoting the child's optimal development

    • D. 

      Helping the family decide on long term care


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