Burn Injury Nursing Management | NCLEX Quiz 157

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Burn Injury Nursing Management NCLEX Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The RN has assigned a client who has an open burn wound to the LPN. Which instruction is most important for the RN to provide the LPN?
    • A. 

      Administer the prescribed tetanus toxoid vaccine.

    • B. 

      Assess wounds for signs of infection.

    • C. 

      Encourage the client to cough and breathe deeply.

    • D. 

      Wash hands on entering the client’s room.

  • 2. 
    Three days after a burn injury. the client develops a temperature of 100° F. white blood cell count of 15.000/mm3. and a white. foul-smelling discharge from the wound. The nurse recognizes that the client is most likely exhibiting symptoms of which condition?
    • A. 

      Acute phase of the injury

    • B. 

      Autodigestion of collagen

    • C. 

      Granulation of burned tissue

    • D. 

      Wound infection

  • 3. 
    Twelve hours after the client was initially burned. bowel sounds are absent in all four abdominal quadrants. Which is the nurse’s best action?
    • A. 

      Administers a laxative

    • B. 

      Documents the finding

    • C. 

      Increases the IV flow rate

    • D. 

      Repositions the client onto the right side

  • 4. 
    What intervention will the nurse implement to reduce a client’s pain after a burn injury?
    • A. 

      Administering morphine 4 mg intravenously.

    • B. 

      Administering hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 4 mg intramuscularly.

    • C. 

      Applying ice to the burned area

    • D. 

      Avoiding tactile stimulation

  • 5. 
    What statement indicates the client needs further education regarding the skin grafting (allografting)?
    • A. 

      “Because the graft is my own skin. there is no chance it won’t ‘take.'”

    • B. 

      “For the first few days after surgery. the donor sites will be painful.”

    • C. 

      “I will have some scarring in the area when the skin is removed for grafting.”

    • D. 

      “I am still at risk for infection after the procedure.”

  • 6. 
    When providing care for a client with an acute burn injury. which nursing intervention is most important to prevent infection by autocontamination?
    • A. 

      Avoiding sharing equipment such as blood pressure cuffs between clients

    • B. 

      Changing gloves between wound care on different parts of the client’s body

    • C. 

      Using the closed method of burn wound management

    • D. 

      Using proper and consistent handwashing

  • 7. 
    Which assessment finding assists the nurse in confirming inhalation injury?
    • A. 

      Brassy cough

    • B. 

      Decreased blood pressure

    • C. 

      Nausea

    • D. 

      Headache

  • 8. 
    The client has burns on both legs. These areas appear white and leather-like. No blisters or bleeding are present. and there is just a “small amount of pain.” How will the nurse categorize this injury?
    • A. 

      Full-thickness

    • B. 

      Partial-thickness superficial

    • C. 

      Partial-thickness deep

    • D. 

      Superficial

  • 9. 
    Which finding indicates to the nurse that a client with a burn injury has a positive perception of his appearance?
    • A. 

      Allowing family members to change his dressings

    • B. 

      Discussing future surgical reconstruction

    • C. 

      Performing his own morning care

    • D. 

      Wearing the pressure dressings as ordered

  • 10. 
    Which finding indicates to the nurse that the client understands the psychosocial impact of his severe burn injury?
    • A. 

      “It is normal to feel depressed.”

    • B. 

      “I will be able to go back to work immediately.”

    • C. 

      “I will not feel anger about my situation.”

    • D. 

      “Once I get home. things will be normal.”

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