Psychiatric Nursing | NCLEX Quiz 180

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Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the emergency department. a client with facial lacerations states that her husband beat her with a shoe. After the health care team repairs her lacerations. she waits to be seen by the crisis intake nurse. who will evaluate the continued threat of violence. Suddenly the client’s husband arrives. shouting that he wants to “finish the job.” What is the first priority of the health care worker who witnesses this scene?
    • A. 

      Remaining with the client and staying calm

    • B. 

      Calling a security guard and another staff member for assistance

    • C. 

      Telling the client’s husband that he must leave at once

    • D. 

      Determining why the husband feels so angry

  • 2. 
    Nurse Mary is caring for a client with bulimia. Strict management of dietary intake is necessary. Which intervention is also important?
    • A. 

      Fill out the client’s menu and make sure she eats at least half of what is on her tray.

    • B. 

      Let the client eat her meals in private. Then engage her in social activities for at least 2 hours after each meal

    • C. 

      Let the client choose her own food. If she eats everything she orders. then stay with her for 1 hour after each meal

    • D. 

      Let the client eat food brought in by the family if she chooses. but she should keep a strict calorie count.

  • 3. 
    Nurse Mary is assigned to care for a suicidal client. Initially. which is the nurse’s highest care priority?
    • A. 

      Assessing the client’s home environment and relationships outside the hospital

    • B. 

      Exploring the nurse’s own feelings about suicide

    • C. 

      Discussing the future with the client

    • D. 

      Referring the client to a clergyperson to discuss the moral implications of suicide

  • 4. 
    A 24-year old client with anorexia nervosa tells the nurse. “When I look in the mirror. I hate what I see. I look so fat and ugly.” Which strategy should the nurse use to deal with the client’s distorted perceptions and feelings?
    • A. 

      Avoid discussing the client’s perceptions and feelings

    • B. 

      Focus discussions on food and weight

    • C. 

      Avoid discussing unrealistic cultural standards regarding weight

    • D. 

      Provide objective data and feedback regarding the client’s weight and attractiveness

  • 5. 
    Nurse Alice is caring for a client being treated for alcoholism. Before initiating therapy with disulfiram (Antabuse). the nurse teaches the client that he must read labels carefully on which of the following products?
    • A. 

      Carbonated beverages

    • B. 

      Aftershave lotion

    • C. 

      Toothpaste

    • D. 

      Cheese

  • 6. 
    Nurse Harry is developing a plan of care for a client with anorexia nervosa. Which action should the nurse include in the plan?
    • A. 

      Restrict visits with the family until the client begins to eat

    • B. 

      Provide privacy during meals

    • C. 

      Set up a strict eating plan for the client

    • D. 

      Encourage the client to exercise. which will reduce her anxiety

  • 7. 
    Nurse Taylor is aware that the victims of domestic violence should be assessed for what important information?
    • A. 

      Reasons they stay in the abusive relationship (for example. lack of financial autonomy and isolation)

    • B. 

      Readiness to leave the perpetrator and knowledge of resources

    • C. 

      Use of drugs or alcohol

    • D. 

      History of previous victimization

  • 8. 
    A male client is hospitalized with fractures of the right femur and right humerus sustained in a motorcycle accident. Police suspect the client was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Laboratory tests reveal a blood alcohol level of 0.2% (200 mg/dl). The client later admits to drinking heavily for years. During hospitalization. the client periodically complains of tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. Nurse Gian realizes that these symptoms probably result from:
    • A. 

      Acetate accumulation

    • B. 

      Thiamine deficiency

    • C. 

      Triglyceride buildup.

    • D. 

      A below-normal serum potassium level

  • 9. 
    A parent brings a preschooler to the emergency department for treatment of a dislocated shoulder. which allegedly happened when the child fell down the stairs. Which action should make the nurse suspect that the child was abused?
    • A. 

      The child cries uncontrollably throughout the examination

    • B. 

      The child pulls away from contact with the physician.

    • C. 

      The child doesn’t cry when the shoulder is examined

    • D. 

      The child doesn’t make eye contact with the nurse.

  • 10. 
    When planning care for a client who has ingested phencyclidine (PCP). nurse Wayne is aware that the following is the highest priority?
    • A. 

      Client’s physical needs

    • B. 

      Client’s safety needs

    • C. 

      Client’s psychosocial needs

    • D. 

      Client’s medical needs

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