Medical Surgical Nursing Practice Test Part 2- Www.Rnpedia.Com

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Medical Surgical Nursing Practice Test Part 2- Www.Rnpedia.Com

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A patient is admitted to the medical surgical unit following surgery. Four days after surgery, the patient spikes a 38.9 degrees C oral temperature and exhibits a wet, productive cough. The nurse assesses the patient with understanding that an infection that is acquired during hospitalization is known as:  
    • A. 

      A community acquired infection

    • B. 

      An iatrogenic infection

    • C. 

      A nosocomial infection

    • D. 

      An opportunistic infection

  • 2. 
    A client with anemia has a hemoglobin of 6.5 g/dL. The client is experiencing symptoms of cerebral tissue hypoxia. Which of the following nursing interventions would be most important in providing care?  
    • A. 

      Providing rest periods throughout the day

    • B. 

      Instituting energy conservation techniques

    • C. 

      Assisting in ambulation to the bathroom

    • D. 

      Checking temperature of water prior to bathing

  • 3. 
    A client was involved in a motor vehicular accident in which the seat belt was not worn. The client is exhibiting crepitus, decrease breath sounds on the left, complains of shortness of breath, and has a respiratory rate of 34 breaths per minute. Which of the following assessment findings would concern the nurse most?  
    • A. 

      Temperature of 102 degrees F and productive cough

    • B. 

      ABG with PaO2 of 92 and PaCO2 of 40 mmHg

    • C. 

      Trachea deviating to the right

    • D. 

      Barrel-chested appearance

  • 4. 
    The proper way to open an envelop-wrapped sterile package after removing the outer package or tape is to open the first position of the wrapper:
    • A. 

      Away from the body

    • B. 

      To the left of the body

    • C. 

      To the right of the body

    • D. 

      Toward the body

  • 5. 
    Assessment of a client with possible thrombophlebitis to the left leg and a deep vein thrombosis is done by pulling up on the toes while gently holding down on the knee. The client complains of extreme pain in the calf. This should be documented as:
    • A. 

      Positive tourniquet test

    • B. 

      Positive homan’s sign

    • C. 

      Negative homan’s sign

    • D. 

      Negative tourniquet test

  • 6. 
    Thomas Elison is a 79 year old man who is admitted with diagnosis of dementia. The doctor orders a series of laboratory tests to determine whether Mr. Elison’s dementia is treatable. The nurse understands that the most common cause of dementia in this population is:  
    • A. 

      AIDS

    • B. 

      Alzheimer’s disease

    • C. 

      Brain tumors

    • D. 

      Vascular disease

  • 7. 
    Which of the following nursing interventions is contraindicated in the care of a client with acute osteomyelitis?  
    • A. 

      Apply heat compress to the affected area

    • B. 

      Immobilize the affected area

    • C. 

      Administer narcotic analgesics for pain

    • D. 

      Administer OTC analgesics for pain