NCLEX Quiz: Practice Questions On Pediatric Nursing

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NCLEX Quiz: Practice Questions On Pediatric Nursing

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A female child. age 2. is brought to the emergency department after ingesting an unknown number of aspirin tablets about 30 minutes earlier. On entering the examination room. the child is crying and clinging to the mother. Which data should the nurse obtain first?
    • A. 

      Heart rate. respiratory rate. and blood pressure

    • B. 

      Recent exposure to communicable diseases

    • C. 

      Number of immunizations received

    • D. 

      Height and weight

  • 2. 
    A mother asks the nurse how to handle her 5-year-old child. who recently started wetting the pants after being completely toilet trained. The child just started attending nursery school 2 days a week. Which principle should guide the nurse’s response?
    • A. 

      The child forgets previously learned skills

    • B. 

      The child experiences growth while regressing. regrouping. and then progressing

    • C. 

      The parents may refer less mature behaviors

    • D. 

      The child returns to a level of behavior that increases the sense of security.

  • 3. 
    A female child. age 6. is brought to the health clinic for a routine checkup. To assess the child’s vision. the nurse should ask:
    • A. 

      “Do you have any problems seeing different colors?”

    • B. 

      “Do you have trouble seeing at night?”

    • C. 

      “Do you have problems with glare?”

    • D. 

      “How are you doing in school?”

  • 4. 
    During a well-baby visit. Liza asks the nurse when she should start giving her infant solid foods. The nurse should instruct her to introduce which solid food first?
    • A. 

      Applesauce

    • B. 

      Egg whites

    • C. 

      Rice cereal

    • D. 

      Yogurt

  • 5. 
    To decrease the likelihood of bradyarrhythmias in children during endotracheal intubation. succinylcholine (Anectine) is used with which of the following agents?
    • A. 

      Epinephrine (Adrenalin)

    • B. 

      Isoproterenol (Isuprel)

    • C. 

      Atropine sulfate

    • D. 

      Lidocaine hydrochloride (Xylocaine)

  • 6. 
    A 1-year-and 2-month-old child weighing 26 lb (11.8 kg) is admitted for traction to treat congenital hip dislocation. When preparing the patient’s room. the nurse anticipates using which traction system?
    • A. 

      Bryant’s traction

    • B. 

      Buck’s extension traction

    • C. 

      Overhead suspension traction

    • D. 

      90-90 traction

  • 7. 
    Hannah. age 12. is 7 months pregnant. When teaching parenting skills to an adolescent. the nurse knows that which teaching strategy is least effective?
    • A. 

      Providing a one-on-one demonstration and requesting a return demonstration. using a live infant model

    • B. 

      Initiating a teenage parent support group with first – and – second-time mothers

    • C. 

      Using audiovisual aids that show discussions of feelings and skills

    • D. 

      Providing age-appropriate reading materials

  • 8. 
    When performing a physical examination on an infant. the nurse in charge notes abnormally low-set ears. This finding is associated with:
    • A. 

      Otogenous tetanus

    • B. 

      Tracheoesophageal fistula

    • C. 

      Congenital heart defects

    • D. 

      Renal anomalies

  • 9. 
    Nurse Walter should expect a 3-year-old child to be able to perform which action?
    • A. 

      Ride a tricycle

    • B. 

      Tie the shoelaces

    • C. 

      Roller-skates

    • D. 

      Jump rope

  • 10. 
    Nurse Kim is teaching a group of parents about otitis media. When discussing why children are predisposed to this disorder. the nurse should mention the significance of which anatomical feature?
    • A. 

      Eustachian tubes

    • B. 

      Nasopharynx

    • C. 

      Tympanic membrane

    • D. 

      External ear canal

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