Quiz: NCLEX Practice Nursing Questions On Respiratory System

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Aminophylline (theophylline) is prescribed for a client with acute bronchitis. A nurse administers the medication. knowing that the primary action of this medication is to:
    • A. 

      Promote expectoration

    • B. 

      Suppress the cough

    • C. 

      Relax smooth muscles of the bronchial airway

    • D. 

      Prevent infection

  • 2. 
    A client is receiving isoetharine hydrochloride (Bronkosol) via a nebulizer. The nurse monitors the client for which side effect of this medication?
    • A. 

      Constipation

    • B. 

      Diarrhea

    • C. 

      Bradycardia

    • D. 

      Tachycardia

  • 3. 
    A nurse teaches a client about the use of a respiratory inhaler. Which action by the client indicated a need for further teaching?
    • A. 

      Removes the cap and shakes the inhaler well before use.

    • B. 

      Presses the canister down with finger as he breathes in.

    • C. 

      Inhales the mist and quickly exhales.

    • D. 

      Waits 1 to 2 minutes between puffs if more than one puff has been prescribed.

  • 4. 
    A female client is scheduled to have a chest radiograph. Which of the following questions is of most importance to the nurse assessing this client?
    • A. 

      “Is there any possibility that you could be pregnant?”

    • B. 

      “Are you wearing any metal chains or jewelry?”

    • C. 

      “Can you hold your breath easily?”

    • D. 

      “Are you able to hold your arms above your head?”

  • 5. 
    A client has just returned to a nursing unit following bronchoscopy. A nurse would implement which of the following nursing interventions for this client?
    • A. 

      Encouraging additional fluids for the next 24 hours

    • B. 

      Ensuring the return of the gag reflex before offering foods or fluids

    • C. 

      Administering atropine intravenously

    • D. 

      Administering small doses of midazolam (Versed).

  • 6. 
    A client has an order to have radial ABG drawn. Before drawing the sample. a nurse occludes the:
    • A. 

      Brachial and radial arteries. and then releases them and observes the circulation of the hand.

    • B. 

      Radial and ulnar arteries. releases one. evaluates the color of the hand. and repeats the process with the other artery.

    • C. 

      Radial artery and observes for color changes in the affected hand.

    • D. 

      Ulnar artery and observes for color changes in the affected hand.

  • 7. 
    A nurse is assessing a client with chronic airflow limitation and notes that the client has a “barrel chest.” The nurse interprets that this client has which of the following forms of chronic airflow limitation?
    • A. 

      Chronic obstructive bronchitis

    • B. 

      Emphysema

    • C. 

      Bronchial asthma

    • D. 

      Bronchial asthma and bronchitis

  • 8. 
    A client has been taking benzonatate (Tessalon Perles) as prescribed. A nurse concludes that the medication is having the intended effect if the client experiences:
    • A. 

      Decreased anxiety level

    • B. 

      Increased comfort level

    • C. 

      Reduction of N/V

    • D. 

      Decreased frequency and intensity of cough

  • 9. 
    Which of the following would be an expected outcome for a client recovering from an upper respiratory tract infection? The client will:
    • A. 

      Maintain a fluid intake of 800 ml every 24 hours.

    • B. 

      Experience chills only once a day

    • C. 

      Cough productively without chest discomfort.

    • D. 

      Experience less nasal obstruction and discharge.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following individuals would the nurse consider to have the highest priority for receiving an influenza vaccination?
    • A. 

      A 60-year-old man with a hiatal hernia

    • B. 

      A 36-year-old woman with 3 children

    • C. 

      A 50-year-old woman caring for a spouse with cancer

    • D. 

      A 60-year-old woman with osteoarthritis

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