Psychiatric Nursing Practice Test 3 (Exam Mode) By Rnpedia.Com

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Francis who is addicted to cocaine withdraws from the drug. Nurse Ron should expect to observe:
    • A. 

      Hyperactivity

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Suspicion

    • D. 

      Delirium

  • 2. 
    Nurse John is aware that a serious effect of inhaling cocaine is?
    • A. 

      Deterioration of nasal septum

    • B. 

      Acute fluid and electrolyte imbalances

    • C. 

      Extra pyramidal tract symptoms

    • D. 

      Esophageal varices

  • 3. 
    A tentative diagnosis of opiate addiction, Nurse Candy should assess a recently hospitalized client for signs of opiate withdrawal. These signs would include:
    • A. 

      Rhinorrhea, convulsions, subnormal temperature

    • B. 

      Nausea, dilated pupils, constipation

    • C. 

      Lacrimation, vomiting, drowsiness

    • D. 

      Muscle aches, papillary constriction, yawning

  • 4. 
    A 48 year old male client is brought to the psychiatric emergency room after attempting to jump off a bridge. The client’s wife states that he lost his job several months ago and has been unable to find another job. The primary nursing intervention at this time would be to assess for:
    • A. 

      A past history of depression

    • B. 

      Current plans to commit suicide

    • C. 

      The presence of marital difficulties

    • D. 

      Feelings of excessive failure

  • 5. 
    Before helping a male client who has been sexually assaulted, nurse Maureen should recognize that the rapist is motivated by feelings of:
    • A. 

      Hostility

    • B. 

      Inadequacy

    • C. 

      Incompetence

    • D. 

      Passion

  • 6. 
    Joy who has just experienced her second spontaneous abortion expresses anger towards her physician, the hospital and the “rotten nursing care”. When assessing the situation, the nurse recognizes that the client may be using the coping mechanism of:
    • A. 

      Projection

    • B. 

      Displacement

    • C. 

      Denial

    • D. 

      Reaction formation

  • 7. 
    The most critical factor for nurse Linda to determine during crisis intervention would be the client’s:
    • A. 

      Available situational supports

    • B. 

      Willingness to restructure the personality

    • C. 

      Developmental theory

    • D. 

      Underlying unconscious conflict

  • 8. 
     Nurse Trish suggests a crisis intervention group to a client experiencing a developmental crisis.These groups are successful because the:
    • A. 

      Crisis intervention worker is a psychologist and understands behavior patterns

    • B. 

      Crisis group supplies a workable solution to the client’s problem

    • C. 

      Client is encouraged to talk about personal problems

    • D. 

      Client is assisted to investigate alternative approaches to solving the identified problem

  • 9. 
    Nurse Ronald could evaluate that the staff’s approach to setting limits for a demanding, angry client was effective if the client:
    • A. 

      Apologizes for disrupting the unit’s routine when something is needed

    • B. 

      Understands the reason why frequent calls to the staff were made

    • C. 

      Discuss concerns regarding the emotional condition that required hospitalizations

    • D. 

      No longer calls the nursing staff for assistance

  • 10. 
    Nurse John is aware that the therapy that has the highest success rate for people with phobias would be:
    • A. 

      Psychotherapy aimed at rearranging maladaptive thought process

    • B. 

      Psychoanalytical exploration of repressed conflicts of an earlier development phase

    • C. 

      Systematic desensitization using relaxation technique

    • D. 

      Insight therapy to determine the origin of the anxiety and fear

  • 11. 
    When nurse Hazel considers a client’s placement on the continuum of anxiety, a key in determining the degree of anxiety being experienced is the client’s:
    • A. 

      Perceptual field

    • B. 

      Delusional system

    • C. 

      Memory state

    • D. 

      Creativity level

  • 12. 
    In the diagnosis of a possible pervasive developmental autistic disorder. The nurse would find it most unusual for a 3 year old child to demonstrate:
    • A. 

      An interest in music

    • B. 

      An attachment to odd objects

    • C. 

      Ritualistic behavior

    • D. 

      Responsiveness to the parents

  • 13. 
    When working with children who have been sexually abused by a family member it is important for the nurse to understand that these victims usually are overwhelmed with feelings of:
    • A. 

      Humiliation

    • B. 

      Confusion

    • C. 

      Self blame

    • D. 

      Hatred