Bowel Elimination: Fundamentals Of Nursing! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Bowel Elimination means eliminating or getting rid of waste products or solid wastes from the body naturally. This whole process includes the digestive system where all the types of foods and water you drink forces to discharge stool through the digestive tract. Sometimes, it's not all easy to eliminate stool. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about the factors responsible for poor bowel elimination and constipation. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The gastrointestinal tract is also known as...
  • 2. 
    Waste products of digestion is called
  • 3. 
    True or False: The ileocecal (aka ileocolic) valve is the connection between the ileum of the small intesitne and the large intestine
  • 4. 
    The large intestine in adults is approximately how long?
    • A. 

      4 ft

    • B. 

      7 ft

    • C. 

      5 ft

    • D. 

      12 ft

    • E. 

      2 ft

  • 5. 
    From the cecum, the digestive contects travel through the colon, which consists of several segments. Cecum --> _____ colon ---> ______  _____ (turn) ---> _____ colon ---> _____  _____ (turn) ---> ____ colon --> _____ colon
  • 6. 
    The colon is enervated by the _________ nervous system
  • 7. 
    Which of the following is true
    • A. 

      The sympathetic nervous system promotes movements relating to bowel

    • B. 

      The parasympathetic nervous system inhibits movements relating to bowel

    • C. 

      Peristalsis is the contractions of circular and longitudinal muscles of the intestine and occur every 3 to 12 minutes

    • D. 

      Hemorrhoids are if the arteries in the rectum become abnormally distended

  • 8. 
    _________ often occurs after food has been ingested, accounting for the urge to defecate that often occurs after meals.
  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the definition of intestinal gas?
    • A. 

      Flatulence

    • B. 

      Fart

    • C. 

      Flatus

    • D. 

      Fleetus

  • 10. 
    Which sphincter is under conscious/voluntary control?
  • 11. 
    What refers to the emptying of te large intestine?
    • A. 

      Defecation

    • B. 

      Stool

    • C. 

      Bowel movement

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not a muscle used to create pressure in aiding in defecation?
    • A. 

      Thigh muscles

    • B. 

      Diaphragm

    • C. 

      Pelvic floor muscles

    • D. 

      Abdominal wall muscles

    • E. 

      Pectoral muscles

  • 13. 
    What is the term used to descibe the technique of "bearing down" when passing a bowel movement?
    • A. 

      Hemorrhoids

    • B. 

      Defecation

    • C. 

      Valsalva maneuver

    • D. 

      Bowel elmination

  • 14. 
    True or False:A psychological variable in bowel elimination is: age affects what a person eats and the body's ability to digest nutrients and eliminate wastes.
  • 15. 
    Is the stool from formula milk or breast milk more likely to be brown?
  • 16. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Breast-fed infants usually pass 1-2 stools per day

    • B. 

      Bottle-fed infants usually pass 2-10 stools per day

    • C. 

      Daytime bowel control is normally attained by 30 months

    • D. 

      Psychological maturity is the first priority for successful bowel training

  • 17. 
    At what age are the internal and external anal sphincters fully developed, leading to the voluntary control of defecation?
    • A. 

      12-26 months

    • B. 

      30 months

    • C. 

      18-30 months

    • D. 

      28 months

    • E. 

      18-24 months

  • 18. 
    Which of the following accurately describe constipation?
    • A. 

      Changes in place can lead to consitpation

    • B. 

      When the feces remain in the rectum, water is reabsorbed, makming the stool hard

    • C. 

      Constipation is often a chronic problem for older adults

    • D. 

      Dietary manipulation is the initial treatment for constipation

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    ______ foods increase the bulk in fecal material. Bulkier feces increase pressure on the intestinal wall, which serves as a stiimulus for peristalsis.
  • 20. 
    Certain fruits and vegetables, bran, chocolate, alcohol, and coffee have a...
    • A. 

      Laxative effect

    • B. 

      Constipating effect

    • C. 

      Gas-producing effect

    • D. 

      It depends

  • 21. 
    Anxiety is correlated to____; whereas chronic worry is correlated with _____
    • A. 

      Gas; constipation

    • B. 

      Constipation; diarrhea

    • C. 

      Gas; diarrhea

    • D. 

      Diarrhea; gas

    • E. 

      Diarrhea; constipation

  • 22. 
    Medication with the potential to cause gastrointestinal bleeding (e.g. anticoagulants, aspirin, etc) may cause the stool to appear:
    • A. 

      Black

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Pink

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    What type of medication may result in a white discoloration or speckling of stool?
  • 24. 
    In what order should one perform an abdominal assessment?
    • A. 

      Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation

    • B. 

      Inspection, percussion, auscultation, palpation

    • C. 

      Inspection, percussion, palpation, auscultation

    • D. 

      Percussion, palpation, auscultation, inspection

    • E. 

      Auscultation, inspection, percussion, palpation

  • 25. 
    True or False: Paralytic ileus is the direct manipulation of bowel to temporarily inhibit perstalsis. Lasts from 12-24 hours.
  • 26. 
    A typical range for bowel sounds is 5 - ___ per minute, depending on the rate of peristalsis.
  • 27. 
    Bowel sounds are descibed as audible, inaudible, ______, __________.
  • 28. 
    When optaining a stool specimen, observe _________ aspetic techniques.
  • 29. 
    ______ in stool is blood that his hidden in the specimen or cannot be seen on gross examination. Can be deteced with simple screening tests.
  • 30. 
    What colour stool intdicate upper gastrointestinal bleeding, such as from a peptic ulcer.
  • 31. 
    Bright-red blood in stool is an indicator of __________ bleeding, such as from _________ or polyps.
    • A. 

      Upper gastrointestinal; peptic ulcer

    • B. 

      Lower gastrointestinal; peptic ulcer

    • C. 

      Upper gastrointestinal; hemorrhoids

    • D. 

      Lower gastrointestinal; hemorrhoids

    • E. 

      Upper gastrointestinal; hernia

  • 32. 
    When preserving a specimen en-route to the laboratory, the most efficient method is:
    • A. 

      Preservatives

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Refrigeration

    • D. 

      Freezing

  • 33. 
    _________ is the visual examination of the large intestine from the anus to the ileocecal valve.
  • 34. 
    _______ is the direct visual examination of body organs or cavities.
  • 35. 
    ________ is the visual examination fo the sigmoid colon, the rectum, and the anal canal.
  • 36. 
    _________ is the visual examination of the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum.
    • A. 

      Duodenoscopy

    • B. 

      Complete endoscopy

    • C. 

      Esophagealscopy

    • D. 

      Gastroesophogealscopy

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 37. 
    What is used to visualize gastrointestinal structures and reveal any inflammation, ulcers, tumours, strictures, or other lesions.
  • 38. 
    ___ ____ ___ tests are used to detect gastrointestinal bleeding
  • 39. 
    What type of examination is useful in also obtaining a biopsy tissue sample?
  • 40. 
    When seating a patient in bed to use a bed pan, situate the head of the bed between ____ and ____ degrees.
    • A. 

      30; 90

    • B. 

      30; 45

    • C. 

      45; 90

    • D. 

      45; 55

    • E. 

      30; 55

  • 41. 
    The primary organ of bowel elimination is...
    • A. 

      Small intestine

    • B. 

      Rectum

    • C. 

      Large intestine

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 42. 
    The _____ is the first part of the large intestine