Guillain Barre Syndrome NCLEX Quiz Questions

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Are you well-prepared to answer this Guillain barre syndrome NCLEX quiz questions? Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-but-RAY) syndrome is known as a rare disorder that causes your body's immune system to attack your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your feet, as well as hands, are usually the first symptoms. These questions will better your understanding of the syndrome, and you will also understand how to deal with a patient suffering from this issue. Let's go for it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A female client with Guillain-Barré syndrome with paralysis affecting the respiratory muscles. The client requires mechanical ventilation. How should the nurse respond when the client asks the nurse about the paralysis?
    • A. 

      “You may have difficulty believing this, but the paralysis caused by this disease is temporary.”

    • B. 

      “You’ll have to accept the fact that you’re permanently paralyzed. However, you won’t have any sensory loss.”

    • C. 

      “It must be hard to accept the permanency of your paralysis.”

    • D. 

      “You’ll first regain use of your legs and then your arms.”

  • 2. 
    A female client is admitted to the hospital who has a diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The nurse asks during the nursing admission interview if the client has history of:
    • A. 

      Seizures or trauma to the brain

    • B. 

      Meningitis during the last 5 years

    • C. 

      Back injury or trauma to the spinal cord

    • D. 

      Respiratory or gastrointestinal infection during the previous month.

  • 3. 
    Paralysis that accompanies Guillain-Barré syndrome is only temporary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A female client who has Guillain-Barré syndrome has ascending paralysis. She is intubated and receiving mechanical ventilation. Which strategy would the nurse incorporate in the plan of care to assist the client cope with this illness?
    • A. 

      Giving client full control over care decisions and restricting visitors

    • B. 

      Providing positive feedback and encouraging active range of motion

    • C. 

      Providing information, giving positive feedback, and encouraging relaxation

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    A male client who has Guillain-Barré syndrome develops respiratory acidosis because of reduced alveolar ventilation. Which combination of arterial blood gas values confirms respiratory acidosis?
    • A. 

      PH, 5.0; PaCO2 30 mm Hg

    • B. 

      PH, 7.40; PaCO2 35 mm Hg

    • C. 

      pH, 7.35; PaCO2 40 mm Hg

    • D. 

      PH, 7.25; PaCO2 50 mm Hg

  • 6. 
    A client with Guillain-Barré syndrome has remained on a ventilator for three weeks and can communicate only with eye blinks because of quadriplegia. The intensive care nursing staff usually have no time for this tedious communication process. How should the nurse reply to the family’s request for exemption from visiting hours?
    • A. 

      Arrange for a volunteer to stay with the client during the day to provide for socialization needs and to facilitate communication with staff.

    • B. 

      Explain to the family that consistency in enforcing rules is important to prevent complaints from the families of other clients.

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      Make an exception to visiting regulations because of the long-term nature of the client’s recovery and the need for family support.

  • 7. 
    Guillain-Barré syndrome will never cause fear and anxiety.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which patient should be with the traveling nurse who is new to neurologic nursing care and has been on the neurologic unit for 1 week?
    • A. 

      A 34-year-old patient recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS)

    • B. 

      A 68-year-old patient who has chronic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    • C. 

      A 56-year-old patient who has Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in respiratory distress

    • D. 

      A 25-year-old patient who is admitted with CA level spinal cord injury (SCI)

  • 9. 
    A disease that ends in degeneration of the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex.
    • A. 

      multiple sclerosis

    • B. 

      Myasthenia gravis

    • C. 

      Huntington’s disease

    • D. 

      Guillain-Barre syndrome

  • 10. 
    A male client gets hospitalized with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. ______ is the most significant.
    • A. 

      Even, unlabored respirations

    • B. 

      Soft, nondistended abdomen

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of these

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