Psychiatric Nursing Practice Test 10 (Exam Mode) By Rnpedia.Com

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  • 1. 
    Flumazenil (Romazicon) has been ordered for a client who has overdosed on oxazepam (Serax). Before administering the medication, the nurse should be prepared for which common adverse effect?   
    • A. 

      Seizures

    • B. 

      Shivering

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Chest pain

  • 2. 
    The nurse is caring for a client diagnosed with bulimia. The most appropriate initial goal for a client diagnosed with bulimia is to:
    • A. 

      Avoid shopping for large amounts of food.

    • B. 

      Control eating impulses.

    • C. 

      Identify anxiety-causing situations.

    • D. 

      Eat only three meals per day.

  • 3. 
    A client who's at high risk for suicide needs close supervision. To best ensure the client's safety, the nurse should: 
    • A. 

      Check the client frequently at irregular intervals throughout the night

    • B. 

      Assure the client that the nurse will hold in confidence anything the client says

    • C. 

      Repeatedly discuss previous suicide attempts with the client

    • D. 

      Disregard decreased communication by the client because this is common in suicidal clients

  • 4. 
    Which of the following drugs should the nurse prepare to administer to a client with a toxic acetaminophen (Tylenol) level? 
    • A. 

      Deferoxamine mesylate (Desferal)

    • B. 

      Succimer (Chemet)

    • C. 

      Flumazenil (Romazicon)

    • D. 

      Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst)

  • 5. 
    A client is admitted to the substance abuse unit for alcohol detoxification. Which of the following medications is the nurse most likely to administer to reduce the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal? 
    • A. 

      Naloxone (Narcan)

    • B. 

      Haloperidol (Haldol)

    • C. 

      Magnesium sulfate

    • D. 

      Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)

  • 6. 
    During postprandial monitoring, a client with bulimia nervosa tells the nurse, "You can sit with me, but you're just wasting your time. After you sat with me yesterday, I was still able to purge. Today, my goal is to do it twice." What is the nurse's best response? 
    • A. 

      "I trust you not to purge."

    • B. 

      "How are you purging and when do you do it?"

    • C. 

      "Don't worry. I won't allow you to purge today."

    • D. 

      "I know it's important for you to feel in control, but I'll monitor you for 90 minutes after you eat."

  • 7. 
    A client admitted to the psychiatric unit for treatment of substance abuse says to the nurse, "It felt so wonderful to get high." Which of the following is the most appropriate response? 
    • A. 

      "If you continue to talk like that, I'm going to stop speaking to you."

    • B. 

      "You told me you got fired from your last job for missing too many days after taking drugs all night."

    • C. 

      "Tell me more about how it felt to get high."

    • D. 

      "Don't you know it's illegal to use drugs?"

  • 8. 
    For a client with anorexia nervosa, which goal takes the highest priority? 
    • A. 

      The client will establish adequate daily nutritional intake

    • B. 

      The client will make a contract with the nurse that sets a target weight

    • C. 

      The client will identify self-perceptions about body size as unrealistic

    • D. 

      The client will verbalize the possible physiological consequences of self-starvation

  • 9. 
    When interviewing the parents of an injured child, which of the following is the strongest indicator that child abuse may be a problem?
    • A. 

      The injury isn't consistent with the history or the child's age

    • B. 

      The mother and father tell different stories regarding what happened.

    • C. 

      The family is poor.

    • D. 

      The parents are argumentative and demanding with emergency department personnel.

  • 10. 
    For a client with anorexia nervosa, the nurse plans to include the parents in therapy sessions along with the client. What fact should the nurse remember to be typical of parents of clients with anorexia nervosa? 
    • A. 

      They tend to overprotect their children.

    • B. 

      They usually have a history of substance abuse.

    • C. 

      They maintain emotional distance from their children

    • D. 

      They alternate between loving and rejecting their children

  • 11. 
    In the emergency department, a client with facial lacerations states that her husband beat her with a shoe. After the health care team repairs her lacerations, she waits to be seen by the crisis intake nurse, who will evaluate the continued threat of violence. Suddenly the client's husband arrives, shouting that he wants to "finish the job." What is the first priority of the health care worker who witnesses this scene?
    • A. 

      Remaining with the client and staying calm

    • B. 

      Calling a security guard and another staff member for assistance

    • C. 

      Telling the client's husband that he must leave at once

    • D. 

      Determining why the husband feels so angry

  • 12. 
    The nurse is caring for a client with bulimia. Strict management of dietary intake is necessary. Which intervention is also important?
    • A. 

      Fill out the client's menu and make sure she eats at least half of what is on her tray.

    • B. 

      Let the client eat her meals in private. Then engage her in social activities for at least 2 hours after each meal.

    • C. 

      Let the client choose her own food. If she eats everything she orders, then stay with her for 1 hour after each meal.

    • D. 

      Let the client eat food brought in by the family if she chooses, but she should keep a strict calorie count.

  • 13. 
    The nurse is assigned to care for a suicidal client. Initially, which is the nurse's highest care priority? 
    • A. 

      Assessing the client's home environment and relationships outside the hospital

    • B. 

      Exploring the nurse's own feelings about suicide

    • C. 

      Discussing the future with the client

    • D. 

      Referring the client to a clergyperson to discuss the moral implications of suicide

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