Quiz: NCLEX Practice Questions On Maternal And Child Health Nursing

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  • 1. 
    A postpartum patient was in labor for 30 hours and had ruptured membranes for 24 hours. For which of the following would the nurse be alert?
    • A. 

      Endometritis

    • B. 

      Endometriosis

    • C. 

      Salpingitis

    • D. 

      Pelvic thrombophlebitis

  • 2. 
    A client at 36 weeks gestation is scheduled for a routine ultrasound prior to an amniocentesis. After teaching the client about the purpose for the ultrasound. which of the following client statements would indicate to the nurse in charge that the client needs further instruction?
    • A. 

      The ultrasound will help to locate the placenta

    • B. 

      The ultrasound identifies blood flow through the umbilical cord

    • C. 

      The test will determine where to insert the needle

    • D. 

      The ultrasound locates a pool of amniotic fluid

  • 3. 
    While the postpartum client is receiving heparin for thrombophlebitis. which of the following drugs would the nurse expect to administer if the client develops complications related to heparin therapy?
    • A. 

      Calcium gluconate

    • B. 

      Protamine sulfate

    • C. 

      Methylergonovine (Methergine)

    • D. 

      Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)

  • 4. 
    When caring for a 3-day-old neonate who is receiving phototherapy to treat jaundice. the nurse in charge would expect to do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Turn the neonate every 6 hours

    • B. 

      Encourage the mother to discontinue breastfeeding

    • C. 

      Notify the physician if the skin becomes bronze in color

    • D. 

      Check the vital signs every 2 to 4 hours

  • 5. 
    A primigravida in active labor is about 9 days post-term. The client desires a bilateral pudendal block anesthesia before delivery. After the nurse explains this type of anesthesia to the client. which of the following locations identified by the client as the area of relief would indicate to the nurse that the teaching was effective?
    • A. 

      Back

    • B. 

      Abdomen

    • C. 

      Fundus

    • D. 

      Perineum

  • 6. 
    The nurse is caring for a primigravida at about 2 months and 1-week gestation. After explaining self-care measures for common discomforts of pregnancy. the nurse determines that the client understands the instructions when she says:
    • A. 

      “Nausea and vomiting can be decreased if I eat a few crackers before arising.”

    • B. 

      “If I start to leak colostrum. I should cleanse my nipples with soap and water.”

    • C. 

      “If I have a vaginal discharge. I should wear nylon underwear.”

    • D. 

      “Leg cramps can be alleviated if I put an ice pack on the area.”

  • 7. 
    Forty-eight hours after delivery. the nurse in charge plans discharge teaching for the client about infant care. By this time. the nurse expects that the phase of postpartum psychological adaptation that the client would be in would be termed which of the following?
    • A. 

      Taking in

    • B. 

      Letting go

    • C. 

      Taking hold

    • D. 

      Resolution

  • 8. 
    A pregnant client is diagnosed with partial placenta previa. In explaining the diagnosis. the nurse tells the client that the usual treatment for partial placenta previa is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Activity limited to bed rest

    • B. 

      Platelet infusion

    • C. 

      Immediate cesarean delivery

    • D. 

      Labor induction with oxytocin

  • 9. 
    The nurse plans to instruct the postpartum client about methods to prevent breast engorgement. Which of the following measures would the nurse include in the teaching plan?
    • A. 

      Feeding the neonate a maximum of 5 minutes per side on the first day

    • B. 

      Wearing a supportive brassiere with nipple shields

    • C. 

      Breast-feeding the neonate at frequent intervals

    • D. 

      Decreasing fluid intake for the first 24 to 48 hours

  • 10. 
    When the nurse on duty accidentally bumps the bassinet. the neonate throws out its arms. hands opened. and begins to cry. The nurse interprets this reaction as indicative of which of the following reflexes?
    • A. 

      Startle reflex

    • B. 

      Babinski reflex

    • C. 

      Grasping reflex

    • D. 

      Tonic neck reflex

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