Quiz: NCLEX Nursing Practice Questions On Respiratory System Disorders

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Quiz: NCLEX Nursing Practice Questions On Respiratory System Disorders

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    While changing the tapes on a tracheostomy tube. the male client coughs and tube is dislodged. The initial nursing action is to:
    • A. 

      Call the physician to reinsert the tube

    • B. 

      Grasp the retention sutures to spread the opening

    • C. 

      Call the respiratory therapy department to reinsert the tracheotomy

    • D. 

      Cover the tracheostomy site with a sterile dressing to prevent infection

  • 2. 
    Nurse Oliver is caring for a client immediately after removal of the endotracheal tube. The nurse reports which of the following signs immediately if experienced by the client?
    • A. 

      Stridor

    • B. 

      Occasional pink-tinged sputum

    • C. 

      A few basilar lung crackles on the right

    • D. 

      Respiratory rate 24 breaths/min

  • 3. 
    An emergency room nurse is assessing a male client who has sustained a blunt injury to the chest wall. Which of these signs would indicate the presence of a pneumothorax in this client?
    • A. 

      A low respiratory rate

    • B. 

      Diminished breath sounds

    • C. 

      The presence of a barrel chest

    • D. 

      A sucking sound at the site of injury

  • 4. 
    Nurse Reese is caring for a client hospitalized with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Which of the following would the nurse expect to note on assessment of this client?
    • A. 

      Hypocapnia

    • B. 

      A hyperinflated chest noted on the chest x-ray

    • C. 

      Increased oxygen saturation with exercise

    • D. 

      A widened diaphragm noted on the chest x-ray

  • 5. 
    An oxygen delivery system is prescribed for a male client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to deliver a precise oxygen concentration. Which of the following types of oxygen delivery systems would the nurse anticipate to be prescribed?
    • A. 

      Face tent

    • B. 

      Venturi mask

    • C. 

      Aerosol mask

    • D. 

      Tracheostomy collar

  • 6. 
    Blessy. a community health nurse is conducting an educational session with community members regarding tuberculosis. The nurse tells the group that one of the first symptoms associated with tuberculosis is:
    • A. 

      Dyspnea

    • B. 

      Chest pain

    • C. 

      A bloody. productive cough

    • D. 

      A cough with the expectoration of mucoid sputum

  • 7. 
    A nurse performs an admission assessment on a female client with a diagnosis of tuberculosis. The nurse reviews the result of which diagnosis test that will confirm this diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Bronchoscopy

    • B. 

      Sputum culture

    • C. 

      Chest x-ray

    • D. 

      Tuberculin skin test

  • 8. 
    A nurse is caring for a male client with emphysema who is receiving oxygen. The nurse assesses the oxygen flow rate to ensure that it does not exceed:
    • A. 

      1 L/min

    • B. 

      2 L/min

    • C. 

      6 L/min

    • D. 

      10 L/min

  • 9. 
    A nurse instructs a female client to use the pursed-lip method of breathing and the client asks the nurse about the purpose of this type of breathing. The nurse responds. knowing that the primary purpose of pursed-lip breathing is to:
    • A. 

      Promote oxygen intake

    • B. 

      Strengthen the diaphragm

    • C. 

      Strengthen the intercostal muscles

    • D. 

      Promote carbon dioxide elimination

  • 10. 
    A nurse is caring for a male client with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Which of the following would the nurse expect to note in the client?
    • A. 

      Pallor

    • B. 

      Low arterial PaO2

    • C. 

      Elevated arterial PaO2

    • D. 

      Decreased respiratory rate

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