Gastrointestinal Disorders Questions! Trivia Quiz! Test

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Gastrointestinal Disorders Questions! Trivia Quiz! Test

Do you know anything about gastrointestinal disorders? Do you feel you can pass this quiz? If you are experiencing gastrointestinal discomfort of any sort, the best thing to do is to visit the gastroenterologist. This specialist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating people with digestive tract problems. It is imperative to investigate, as diseases of the digestive tract prevent your body from running smoothly. See how much you know about gastrointestinal disorders by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A client is admitted to the health care facility with a diagnosis of a bleeding gastric ulcer. The nurse expects this client's stools to be:
    • A. 

      Coffee-ground-like.

    • B. 

      Clay-colored.

    • C. 

      Black and tarry.

    • D. 

      Bright red.

  • 2. 
    A client is admitted with increased ascites related to cirrhosis. Which nursing diagnosis should receive top priority?
    • A. 

      Fatigue

    • B. 

      Excessive fluid volume

    • C. 

      Ineffective breathing pattern

    • D. 

      Imbalanced nutrition: Less than body requirements

  • 3. 
    Nursing Test banks question a client that comes to the emergency department complaining of acute GI distress. When obtaining the client's history, the nurse inquires about family history. Which disorder has a familial basis?
    • A. 

      Hepatitis

    • B. 

      Iron deficiency anemia

    • C. 

      Ulcerative colitis

    • D. 

      Chronic peritonitis

  • 4. 
    The physician orders a stool culture to help diagnose a client with prolonged diarrhea. The nurse who obtains the stool specimen should:
    • A. 

      Take the specimen to the laboratory immediately.

    • B. 

      Apply a solution to the stool specimen.

    • C. 

      Collect the specimen in a sterile container.

    • D. 

      Store the specimen on ice.

  • 5. 
    While palpating a client's right upper quadrant (RUQ), the nurse would expect to find which of the following structures?
    • A. 

      Sigmoid colon

    • B. 

      Appendix

    • C. 

      Spleen

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 6. 
    The nurse is caring for a client with a colostomy. The client tells the nurse that he makes small pin holes in the drainage bag to help relieve gas. The nurse should teach him that this action:
    • A. 

      Destroys the odor-proof seal.

    • B. 

      Won't affect the colostomy system.

    • C. 

      Is appropriate for relieving the gas in a colostomy system.

    • D. 

      Destroys the moisture-barrier seal.

  • 7. 
    The nurse is caring for a client with a colostomy. The client tells the nurse that he makes small pin holes in the drainage bag to help relieve gas. The nurse should teach him that this action:
    • A. 

      Destroys the odor-proof seal.

    • B. 

      Won't affect the colostomy system.

    • C. 

      Is appropriate for relieving the gas in a colostomy system.

    • D. 

      Destroys the moisture-barrier seal.

  • 8. 
    Nursing board exams questions about a client with severe abdominal pain is being evaluated for appendicitis. What is the most common cause of appendicitis?
    • A. 

      Rupture of the appendix

    • B. 

      Obstruction of the appendix

    • C. 

      A high-fat diet

    • D. 

      A duodenal ulcer

  • 9. 
    A client is scheduled for bowel resection with anastomosis involving the large intestine. Because of the surgical site, the nurse formulates the nursing diagnosis of Risk for infection. To complete the nursing diagnosis statement, the nurse should add which "related-to" phrase?
    • A. 

      Related to major surgery required by bowel resection

    • B. 

      Related to the presence of bacteria at the surgical site

    • C. 

      Related to malnutrition secondary to bowel resection with anastomosis

    • D. 

      Related to the presence of a nasogastric (NG) tube postoperatively

  • 10. 
    A client with advanced cirrhosis has a prothrombin time (PT) of 15 seconds, compared with a control time of 11 seconds. The nurse expects to administer:
    • A. 

      Spironolactone (Aldactone).

    • B. 

      Phytonadione (Mephyton).

    • C. 

      Furosemide (Lasix).

    • D. 

      Warfarin (Coumadin).

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