Immune System Problem Quiz Questions!

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Immune System Problem Quiz Questions!

Do you have what it takes to answer the Immune system problem quiz questions below? HIV affects the immune system of a person suffering from it, and there are specific measures that a nurse is expected to use when handling a patient with such issues. Do you know these measures, and can you call on the right ones in a real medical setting? This quiz will help test out how true your assumption is. Check it out!.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Start oxygen at 4 L/min using a nasal cannula.

    • B. 

      Obtain IV access with a large-bore IV catheter.

    • C. 

      Administer epinephrine (Adrenalin) 0.3 mL subcutaneously

    • D. 

      Give albuterol (Proventil) with a nebulizer

  • 2. 
    As the nurse manager in a public health department, you are responsible for  developing a plan to reduce the incidence of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the community. Which nursing action is best delegated to health assistants working for the agency?  
    • A. 

      Supply injection drug users with bleach solution for cleaning needles and syringes

    • B. 

      Provide pretest and post-test counseling to those patients who are seeking HIV testing

    • C. 

      Educate high-risk community members about the use of condoms in HIV prevention

    • D. 

      Determine which population groups to target for educational based on community assessment

  • 3. 
    You are working with a student nurses who is assigned to care for an HIV-positive patient with severe esophagitis caused by Candida albicans. Which action by the student indicates that you need to intervene most quickly?  
    • A. 

      The student puts on a mask and gown before entering the patient roo

    • B. 

      The student gives the patient a glass of water after the oral nystatin (Mycostatin) suspension.

    • C. 

      The student offers the patient a choice of chicken soup or chile con carne for lunch.

    • D. 

      The student places a “No Visitors” sign on the door of the patient’s room

  • 4. 
    You are evaluating an HIV-positive patient who is receiving IV pentamidine (Pentam) as a treatment for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Which information is most important to communicate to the physician?  
    • A. 

      The blood pressure decreased to 104/76 during administration

    • B. 

      The patient is complaining of pain at the site of the infusion.

    • C. 

      The patient is not taking in an adequate amount of oral fluids

    • D. 

      Blood glucose is 55 mg/dL after the medication administration.

  • 5. 
    You are completing an assessment and health history for an HIV-positive patient who is considering starting antiretroviral therapy with several medications. Which patient information concerns you the most?
    • A. 

      Patient has been HIV positive for 8 years and has never been on any drug therapy for the HIV infectio

    • B. 

      Patient tells you that he never has been very consistent about taking medications in the past.

    • C. 

      Patient continues to be sexually active with multiple partners and says that he is careful to use condoms.

    • D. 

      Patient has many questions and concerns regarding how effective and safe the medications are