Psychiatric Nursing | NCLEX Quiz 183

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  • 1. 
    Nurse Amy is aware that the client is at highest risk for suicide?
    • A. 

      One who appears depressed frequently thinks of dying and gives away all personal possessions

    • B. 

      One who plans a violent death and has the means readily available

    • C. 

      One who tells others that he or she might do something if life doesn’t get better soon

    • D. 

      One who talks about wanting to die

  • 2. 
    Nurse Penny is aware that the following medical conditions is commonly found in clients with bulimia nervosa?
    • A. 

      Allergies

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Diabetes mellitus

    • D. 

      Hepatitis A

  • 3. 
    Kellan. a high school student is referred to the school nurse for suspected substance abuse. Following the nurse’s assessment and interventions. what would be the most desirable outcome?
    • A. 

      The student discusses conflicts over drug use

    • B. 

      The student accepts a referral to a substance abuse counselor

    • C. 

      The student agrees to inform his parents of the problem

    • D. 

      The student reports increased comfort with making choice

  • 4. 
    A male client who reportedly consumes  one (1) qt of vodka daily is admitted for alcohol detoxification. To try to prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Dr. Smith is most likely to prescribe which drug?
    • A. 

      Clozapine (Clozaril)

    • B. 

      Thiothixene (Navane)

    • C. 

      Lorazepam (Ativan)

    • D. 

      Lithium carbonate (Eskalith)

  • 5. 
    A male client is being treated for alcoholism. After a family meeting. the client’s spouse asks the nurse about ways to help the family deal with the effects of alcoholism. Nurse Lily should suggest that the family join which organization?
    • A. 

      Al-Anon

    • B. 

      Make Today Count

    • C. 

      Emotions Anonymous

    • D. 

      Alcoholics Anonymous

  • 6. 
    A female client is admitted to the psychiatric clinic for treatment of anorexia nervosa. To promote the client’s physical health. nurse Tair should plan to:
    • A. 

      Severely restrict the client’s physical activities

    • B. 

      Weigh the client daily. after the evening meal

    • C. 

      Monitor vital signs. serum electrolyte levels. and acid-base balance

    • D. 

      Instruct the client to keep an accurate record of food and fluid intake

  • 7. 
    Kevin is remanded by the courts for psychiatric treatment. His police record. which dates to his early teenage years. includes delinquency. running away. auto theft. and vandalism. He dropped out of school at age 16 and has been living on his own since then. His history suggests maladaptive coping. which is associated with:
    • A. 

      Antisocial personality disorder

    • B. 

      Borderline personality disorder

    • C. 

      Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

    • D. 

      Narcissistic personality disorder

  • 8. 
    Macoy and Helen seek emergency crisis intervention because he slapped her repeatedly the night before. The husband indicates that his childhood was marred by an abusive relationship with his father. When intervening with this couple. nurse Gerry knows they are at risk for repeated violence because the husband:
    • A. 

      Has only moderate impulse control

    • B. 

      Denies feelings of jealousy or possessiveness

    • C. 

      Has learned violence as an acceptable behavior

    • D. 

      Feels secure in his relationship with his wife

  • 9. 
    A client whose husband just left her has a recurrence of anorexia nervosa. Nurse Vic caring for her realizes that this exacerbation of anorexia nervosa results from the client’s effort to:
    • A. 

      Manipulate her husband

    • B. 

      Gain control of one part of her life

    • C. 

      Commit suicide

    • D. 

      Live up to her mother’s expectations

  • 10. 
    A male client has approached the nurse asking for advice on how to deal with his alcohol addiction. Nurse Sally should tell the client that the only effective treatment for alcoholism is:
    • A. 

      Psychotherapy

    • B. 

      Total abstinence

    • C. 

      Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

    • D. 

      Aversion therapy

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