Quiz: NCLEX Practice Questions On Integumentary System Disorders

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  • 1. 
    The clinic nurse notes that the physician has documented a diagnosis of herpes zoster (shingles) in the male client’s chart. Based on an understanding of the cause of this disorder. the nurse determines that this definitive diagnosis was made following which diagnostic test?
    • A. 

      Patch test

    • B. 

      Skin biopsy

    • C. 

      Culture of the lesion

    • D. 

      Woo’s light examination

  • 2. 
    The nurse is assigned to care for a female client with herpes zoster (Shingles). Which of the following characteristics would the nurse expect to note when assessing the lesions of this infection?
    • A. 

      Clustered skin vesicles

    • B. 

      A generalized body rash

    • C. 

      Small blue-white spots with a red base

    • D. 

      A fiery red. edematous rash on the cheeks

  • 3. 
    When assessing a lesion diagnosed as malignant melanoma. the nurse in-charge most likely expects to note which of the following?
    • A. 

      An irregular shaped lesion

    • B. 

      A small papule with a dry. rough scale

    • C. 

      A firm. nodular lesion topped with crust

    • D. 

      A pearly papule with a central crater and a waxy border

  • 4. 
    The nurse prepares discharge instructions for a male client following cryosurgery for the treatment of a malignant skin lesion. Which of the following should the nurse include in the instruction?
    • A. 

      Avoid showering for 7 to 10 days

    • B. 

      Apply ice to the site to prevent discomfort

    • C. 

      Apply alcohol-soaked dressing twice a day

    • D. 

      Clean the site with hydrogen peroxide to prevent infection

  • 5. 
    Nurse Kevin reviews the client’s chart and notes that the physician has documented a diagnosis of paronychia. Based on this diagnosis. which of the following would the nurse expect to note during the assessment?
    • A. 

      Red shiny skin around the nail bed

    • B. 

      White taut skin in the popliteal area

    • C. 

      White silvery patches on the elbows

    • D. 

      Swelling of the skin near the parotid gland

  • 6. 
    A male client arrives at the emergency room and has experienced frostbites to the right hand. Which of the following would the nurse note on assessment of the client’s hand?
    • A. 

      A pink. edematous hand

    • B. 

      A fiery red skin with edema in the nail beds

    • C. 

      Black fingertips surrounded by an erythematous rash

    • D. 

      A white color to the skin. which is insensitive to touch

  • 7. 
    The evening nurse reviews the nursing documentation in the male client’s chart and notes that the day nurse has documented that the client has a stage II pressure ulcer in the sacral area. Which of the following would the nurse expect to note on assessment of the client’s sacral area?
    • A. 

      Intact skin

    • B. 

      Full-thickness skin loss

    • C. 

      Exposed bone. tendon. or muscle

    • D. 

      Partial-thickness skin loss of the dermis

  • 8. 
    Nurse Imee is implementing a teaching plan to a group of adolescents regarding the causes of acne. Which of the following is an appropriate nursing statement regarding the cause of this disorder?
    • A. 

      “Acne is caused by oily skin”

    • B. 

      “The actual cause is not known”

    • C. 

      “Acne is caused by eating chocolate”

    • D. 

      “Acne is caused as a result of exposure to heat and humidity”

  • 9. 
    The nurse is reviewing the healthcare record of a male clients scheduled to be seen at the health care clinic. The nurse determines that which of the following individuals is at the greatest risk for development of an integumentary disorder?
    • A. 

      An adolescent

    • B. 

      An older female

    • C. 

      A physical education teacher

    • D. 

      An outdoor construction worker

  • 10. 
    A male client schedule for a skin biopsy is concerned and asks the nurse how painful the procedure is. The appropriate response by the nurse is:
    • A. 

      “There is no pain associated with this procedure”

    • B. 

      “The local anesthetic may cause a burning or stinging sensation”

    • C. 

      A preoperative medication will be given so you will be sleeping and will not feel any pain”

    • D. 

      “There is some pain. but the physician will prescribe an opioid analgesic following the procedure”

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