Newborn Nursing care NCLEX Quiz 3

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Newborn Nursing Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse decides on a teaching plan for a new mother and her infant. The plan should include:
    • A. 

      Discussing the matter with her in a non-threatening manner

    • B. 

      Showing by example and explanation how to care for the infant

    • C. 

      Setting up a schedule for teaching the mother how to care for her baby

    • D. 

      Supplying the emotional support to the mother and encouraging her independence

  • 2. 
    Which action best explains the main role of surfactant in the neonate?
    • A. 

      Assists with ciliary body maturation in the upper airways

    • B. 

      Helps maintain a rhythmic breathing pattern

    • C. 

      Promotes clearing mucus from the respiratory tract

    • D. 

      Helps the lungs remain expanded after the initiation of breathing

  • 3. 
    While assessing a 2-hour old neonate. the nurse observes the neonate to have acrocyanosis. Which of the following nursing actions should be performed initially?
    • A. 

      Activate the code blue or emergency system

    • B. 

      Do nothing because acrocyanosis is normal in the neonate

    • C. 

      Immediately take the newborn’s temperature according to hospital policy

    • D. 

      Notify the physician of the need for a cardiac consult

  • 4. 
    The nurse is aware that a neonate of a mother with diabetes is at risk for what complication?
    • A. 

      Anemia

    • B. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • C. 

      Nitrogen loss

    • D. 

      Thrombosis

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Negative Coombs test

    • B. 

      Bleeding from the nose and ear

    • C. 

      Jaundice after the first 24 hours of life

    • D. 

      Jaundice within the first 24 hours of life

  • 6. 
    A client has just given birth at 42 weeks’ gestation. When assessing the neonate. which physical finding is expected?
    • A. 

      A sleepy. lethargic baby

    • B. 

      Lanugo covering the body

    • C. 

      Desquamation of the epidermis

    • D. 

      Vernix caseosa covering the body

  • 7. 
    After reviewing the client’s maternal history of magnesium sulfate during labor. which condition would the nurse anticipate as a potential problem in the neonate?
    • A. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • B. 

      Jitteriness

    • C. 

      Respiratory depression

    • D. 

      Tachycardia

  • 8. 
    Neonates of mothers with diabetes are at risk for which complication following birth?
    • A. 

      Atelectasis

    • B. 

      Microcephaly

    • C. 

      Pneumothorax

    • D. 

      Macrosomia

  • 9. 
    By keeping the nursery temperature warm and wrapping the neonate in blankets. the nurse is preventing which type of heat loss?
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Radiation

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      It usually resolves in 3-6 weeks

    • B. 

      It doesn’t cross the cranial suture line

    • C. 

      It’s a collection of blood between the skull and the periosteum

    • D. 

      It involves swelling of tissue over the presenting part of the presenting head