Treating Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Or Hyperplasia Patients! Nursing Quiz

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Treating Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Or Hyperplasia Patients! Nursing Quiz

Have you ever heard of treating benign prostatic hypertrophy or hyperplasia? It is a condition in which the prostate in men enlarges in size, partly or entirely blocking the urethra that passes through it. This blockage can cause a urinary problem, including excessive urination and urine retention in the bladder. This helpful quiz will test your knowledge about this subject. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     A client is admitted to the hospital with benign prostatic hyperplasia, the nurse most relevant assessment would be:
    • A. 

      Flank pain radiating in the groin

    • B. 

      Distention of the lower abdomen

    • C. 

      Perineal edema

    • D. 

      Urethral discharge

  • 2. 
    Romeo Diaz, age 78, is admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). He is scheduled for a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). It would be inappropriate to include which of the following points in the preoperative teaching?   
    • A. 

      TURP is the most common operation for BPH.

    • B. 

      Explain the purpose and function of a two-way irrigation system.

    • C. 

      Expect bloody urine, which will clear as healing takes place.

    • D. 

      He will be pain free.

  • 3. 
    An eighty five year old man was admitted for surgery for benign prostatic hypertrophy. Preoperatively he was alert, oriented, cooperative, and knowledgeable about his surgery. Several hours after surgery, the evening nurse found him acutely confused, agitated, and trying to climb over the protective side rails on his bed. The most appropriate nursing intervention that will calm an agitated client is
    • A. 

      Limit visits by staff.

    • B. 

      encourage family phone calls.

    • C. 

      Position in a bright, busy area.

    • D. 

      Speak soothingly and provide quiet music.

  • 4. 
    After undergoing a transurethral resection of the prostate to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy, a patient is retuned to the room with continuous bladder irrigation in place. One day later, the patient reports bladder pain. What should the nurse do first?   
    • A. 

      Increase the I.V. flow rate

    • B. 

      Notify the doctor immediately

    • C. 

      Assess the irrigation catheter for patency and drainage

    • D. 

      Administer meperidine (Demerol) as prescribed

  • 5. 
    What question would be most important to ask a male client who is in for a digital rectal examination?  
    • A. 

      “Have you noticed a change in the force of the urinary system?”

    • B. 

      “Have you noticed a change in tolerance of certain foods in your diet?”

    • C. 

      “Do you notice polyuria in the AM?”

    • D. 

      “Do you notice any burning with urination or any odor to the urine?”

  • 6. 
    The nurse is administering a psychotropic drug to an elderly client who has history of benign prostatic hypertrophy. It is most important for the nurse to teach this client to:   
    • A. 

      Add fiber to his diet.

    • B. 

      Exercise on a regular basis.

    • C. 

      Report incomplete bladder emptying

    • D. 

      Take the prescribed dose at bedtime.

  • 7. 
    The obstructive and irritative symptom complex caused by benign prostatic hypertrophy is termed
    • A. 

      prostatism.

    • B. 

      Prostatitis.

    • C. 

      prostaglandin.

    • D. 

      prostatectomy.

  • 8. 
    Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is associated with all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Outpatient procedure in most cases

    • B. 

      Transfusion rate of 2-4%

    • C. 

      Retrograde ejaculation in 50% of men

    • D. 

      Most effective long term treatment

    • E. 

      Erectile dysfunction in 2%

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is true of laser therapy?
    • A. 

      Laser light exhibits all photons i phase (coherence)

    • B. 

      The photons travel at right angles (collimation)

    • C. 

      The photons have varying wavelenghts (polychromicity)

    • D. 

      May be legally performed in 48 of the 50 US states

    • E. 

      Cause eye damage in most surgeons after prolonged use

  • 10. 
    Alpha blockers in the treatment of BPH are associated with all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Improvment in symptoms in 2-3 weeks

    • B. 

      Side effects of dizziness and fatigue

    • C. 

      Once daily dosing

    • D. 

      25% decrease in prostate size

    • E. 

      Minimal changes in blood pressure

  • 11. 
    How common is BPH?
    • A. 

      10% of men in their 60s

    • B. 

      30% of men in their 60s

    • C. 

      50% of men in their 60s

    • D. 

      90% of men in their 60s

  • 12. 
    What is the relationship between prostate cancer and the condition of an enlarged prostate, also known as BPH?
    • A. 

      BPH and prostate cancer are unrelated

    • B. 

      BPH causes prostate cancer

    • C. 

      BPH is a symptom of prostate cancer

  • 13. 
    Of the options below, which is NOT a symptom of BPH? 
    • A. 

      Urinary incontinence

    • B. 

      Difficulty urinating

    • C. 

      Intestinal pain

    • D. 

      Sexual dysfunction

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