Psychiatric Nursing | NCLEX Quiz 186

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Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse teaches the parents of a mentally retarded child regarding her care. The following guidelines may be taught except:
    • A. 

      Overprotection of the child

    • B. 

      Patience. routine. and repetition

    • C. 

      Assisting the parents set realistic goals

    • D. 

      Giving reasonable compliments

  • 2. 
    The parents express apprehensions on their ability to care for their maladaptive child. The nurse identifies what nursing diagnosis:
    • A. 

      Hopelessness

    • B. 

      Altered parenting role

    • C. 

      Altered family process

    • D. 

      Ineffective coping

  • 3. 
    A 5-year-old boy is diagnosed to have autistic disorder. Which of the following manifestations may be noted in a client with autistic disorder?
    • A. 

      Aargumentativeness. disobedience. angry outburst

    • B. 

      Intolerance to change. disturbed relatedness. stereotypes

    • C. 

      Distractibility. impulsiveness. and overactivity

    • D. 

      Aggression. truancy. stealing. lying

  • 4. 
    The therapeutic approach in the care of an autistic child includes the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Engage in diversionary activities when acting -out

    • B. 

      Provide an atmosphere of acceptance

    • C. 

      Provide safety measures

    • D. 

      Rearrange the environment to activate the child

  • 5. 
    According to Piaget. a 5-year-old is at what stage of development:
    • A. 

      Sensorimotor stage

    • B. 

      Concrete operations

    • C. 

      Pre-operational

    • D. 

      Formal operation

  • 6. 
    Situation: The nurse assigned to the detoxification unit attends to various patients with substance-related disorders. A 45 years old male revealed that he experienced a marked increase in his intake of alcohol to achieve the desired effect This indicates:
    • A. 

      Withdrawal

    • B. 

      Tolerance

    • C. 

      Intoxication

    • D. 

      Psychological dependence

  • 7. 
    The client admitted for alcohol detoxification develops increased tremors. irritability. hypertension. and fever. The nurse should be alert for impending:
    • A. 

      Delirium tremens

    • B. 

      Korsakoff’s syndrome

    • C. 

      Esophageal varices

    • D. 

      Wernicke’s syndrome

  • 8. 
    What would be the best approach for a wife who is still living with her abusive husband?
    • A. 

      “Here’s the number of a crisis center that you can call for help .”

    • B. 

      “It’s best to leave your husband.”

    • C. 

      “Did you discuss this with your family?”

    • D. 

      “ Why do you allow yourself to be treated this way.”

  • 9. 
    Another client is brought to the emergency room by friends who state that he took something an hour ago. He is actively hallucinating. agitated. with an irritated nasal septum.
    • A. 

      Heroin

    • B. 

      Cocaine

    • C. 

      LSD

    • D. 

      Marijuana

  • 10. 
    A client is admitted with needle tracks on his arm. stuporous and with pin point pupil will likely be managed with:
    • A. 

      Naltrexone (Revia)

    • B. 

      Narcan (Naloxone)

    • C. 

      Disulfiram (Antabuse)

    • D. 

      Methadone (Dolophine)

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