Psychiatric Nursing | NCLEX Quiz 192

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Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse understands that electroconvulsive therapy is primary used in psychiatric care for the treatment of:
    • A. 

      Anxiety disorders.

    • B. 

      Depression.

    • C. 

      ManiA.

    • D. 

      Schizophrenia.

  • 2. 
    A client taking the MAOI phenelzine (Nardil) tells the nurse that he routinely takes all of the medications listed below. Which medication would cause the nurse to express concern and therefore initiate further teaching?
    • A. 

      Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

    • B. 

      Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

    • C. 

      Furosemide (Lasix)

    • D. 

      Isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil)

  • 3. 
    The nurse is administering a psychotropic drug to an elderly client who has a history of benign prostatic hypertrophy. It is most important for the nurse to teach this client to:
    • A. 

      Add fiber to his diet.

    • B. 

      Exercise on a regular basis.

    • C. 

      Report incomplete bladder emptying

    • D. 

      Take the prescribed dose at bedtime.

  • 4. 
    The nurse correctly teaches a client taking the Benzodiazepine Oxazepam (Serax) to avoid excessive intake of:
    • A. 

      Cheese

    • B. 

      Coffee

    • C. 

      Sugar

    • D. 

      Shellfish

  • 5. 
    The nurse provides a referral to Alcoholics Anonymous to a client who describes a 20-year history of alcohol abuse. The primary function of this group is to:
    • A. 

      Encourage the use of a 12-step program.

    • B. 

      Help members maintain sobriety.

    • C. 

      Provide fellowship among members.

    • D. 

      Teach positive coping mechanisms.

  • 6. 
    Which client outcome is most appropriately achieved in a community approach setting in psychiatric nursing?
    • A. 

      The client performs activities of daily living and learns about crafts.

    • B. 

      The client is able to prevent aggressive behavior and monitors his use of medications.

    • C. 

      The client demonstrates self-reliance and social adaptation.

    • D. 

      The client experience experiences anxiety relief and learns about his symptoms.

  • 7. 
    A client with panic disorder experiences an acute attack while the nurse is completing an admission assessment. List the following interventions according to their level of priority.
    • A. 

      Remain with the client.

    • B. 

      Encourage physical activity.

    • C. 

      Encourage low, deep breathing.

    • D. 

      Reduce external stimuli.

    • E. 

      Teach coping measures.

  • 8. 
    The doctor has prescribed haloperidol (Haldol) 2.5 mg. I.M. for an agitated client. The medication is labeled haloperidol 10 mg/2 ml. The nurse prepares the correct dose by drawing up how many milliliters in the syringe?
    • A. 

      0.3

    • B. 

      0.4

    • C. 

      0.5

    • D. 

      0.6

  • 9. 
     The nurse enters the room of a client with a cognitive impairment disorder and asks what day of the week it is: what the date. month. and year are; and where the client is. The nurse is attempting to assess:
    • A. 

      Confabulation

    • B. 

      Delirium

    • C. 

      Orientation

    • D. 

      Perseveration

  • 10. 
    Which of the following will the nurse use when communicating with a client who has a cognitive impairment?
    • A. 

      Complete explanations with multiple details

    • B. 

      Picture or gestures instead of words

    • C. 

      Stimulating words and phrases to capture the client’s attention

    • D. 

      Short words and simple sentences

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