Quiz: Can You Pass The NCLEX Nursing Questions On Respiratory System?

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Quiz: Can You Pass The NCLEX Nursing Questions On Respiratory System?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
      A 24-year-old client comes into the clinic complaining of right-sided chest pain and shortness of breath. He reports that it started suddenly. The assessment should include which of the following interventions?
    • A. 

      Auscultation of breath sounds

    • B. 

      Chest x-ray

    • C. 

      Echocardiogram

    • D. 

      Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  • 2. 
      A client with shortness of breath has decreased to absent breath sounds on the right side. from the apex to the base. Which of the following conditions would best explain this?
    • A. 

      Acute asthma

    • B. 

      Chronic bronchitis

    • C. 

      Pneumonia

    • D. 

      Spontaneous pneumothorax

  • 3. 
      Which of the following treatments would the nurse expect for a client with a spontaneous pneumothorax?
    • A. 

      Antibiotics

    • B. 

      Bronchodilators

    • C. 

      Chest tube placement

    • D. 

      Hyperbaric chamber

  • 4. 
      Which of the following methods is the best way to confirm the diagnosis of a pneumothorax?
    • A. 

      Auscultate breath sounds

    • B. 

      Have the client use an incentive spirometer

    • C. 

      Take a chest x-ray

    • D. 

      Stick a needle in the area of decreased breath sounds

  • 5. 
      A pulse oximetry gives what type of information about the client?
    • A. 

      Amount of carbon dioxide in the blood

    • B. 

      Amount of oxygen in the blood

    • C. 

      Percentage of hemoglobin carrying oxygen

    • D. 

      Respiratory rate

  • 6. 
      What effect does hemoglobin amount have on oxygenation status?
    • A. 

      No effect

    • B. 

      More hemoglobin reduces the client’s respiratory rate

    • C. 

      Low hemoglobin levels cause reduces oxygen-carrying capacity

    • D. 

      Low hemoglobin levels cause increased oxygen-carrying capacity.

  • 7. 
      Which of the following statements best explains how opening up collapsed alveoli improves oxygenation?
    • A. 

      Alveoli need oxygen to live

    • B. 

      Alveoli have no effect on oxygenation

    • C. 

      Collapsed alveoli increase oxygen demand

    • D. 

      Gaseous exchange occurs in the alveolar membrane.

  • 8. 
      Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can be provided through an oxygen mask to improve oxygenation in hypoxic patients by which of the following methods?
    • A. 

      The mask provides 100% oxygen to the client.

    • B. 

      The mask provides continuous air that the client can breathe.

    • C. 

      The mask provides pressurized oxygen so the client can breathe more easily.

    • D. 

      The mask provides pressurized at the end of expiration to open collapsed alveoli.

  • 9. 
      Which of the following best describes pleural effusion?
    • A. 

      The collapse of alveoli

    • B. 

      The collapse of bronchiole

    • C. 

      The fluid in the alveolar space

    • D. 

      The accumulation of fluid between the linings of the pleural space.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Inserting a chest tube

    • B. 

      Performing thoracentesis

    • C. 

      Performing paracentesis

    • D. 

      Allowing the pleural effusion to drain by itself.