Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 61

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Digestive Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jerod is experiencing an acute episode of ulcerative colitis. Which is priority for this patient?
    • A. 

      Replace lost fluid and sodium.

    • B. 

      Monitor for increased serum glucose level from steroid therapy.

    • C. 

      Restrict the dietary intake of foods high in potassium.

    • D. 

      Note any change in the color and consistency of stools.

  • 2. 
    A 29 y.o. patient has an acute episode of ulcerative colitis. What diagnostic test confirms this diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Barium Swallow.

    • B. 

      Stool examination.

    • C. 

      Gastric analysis.

    • D. 

      Sigmoidoscopy.

  • 3. 
    Eleanor. a 62 y.o. woman with diverticulosis is your patient. Which interventions would you expect to include in her care?
    • A. 

      Low-fiber diet and fluid restrictions.

    • B. 

      Total parenteral nutrition and bed rest.

    • C. 

      High-fiber diet and administration of psyllium.

    • D. 

      Administration of analgesics and antacids.

  • 4. 
    Regina is a 46 y.o. woman with ulcerative colitis. You expect her stools to look like:
    • A. 

      Watery and frothy.

    • B. 

      Bloody and mucous.

    • C. 

      Firm and well-formed.

    • D. 

      Alternating constipation and diarrhea.

  • 5. 
    Donald is a 61 y.o. man with diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is characterized by:
    • A. 

      Periodic rectal hemorrhage.

    • B. 

      Hypertension and tachycardia.

    • C. 

      Vomiting and elevated temperature.

    • D. 

      Crampy and lower left quadrant pain and low-grade fever.

  • 6. 
    Brenda. a 36 y.o. patient is on your floor with acute pancreatitis. Treatment for her includes:
    • A. 

      Continuous peritoneal lavage.

    • B. 

      Regular diet with increased fat.

    • C. 

      Nutritional support with TPN.

    • D. 

      Insertion of a T tube to drain the pancreas.

  • 7. 
    Glenda has cholelithiasis (gallstones). You expect her to complain of:
    • A. 

      Pain in the right upper quadrant. radiating to the shoulder.

    • B. 

      Pain in the right lower quadrant. with rebound tenderness.

    • C. 

      Pain in the left upper quadrant. with shortness of breath.

    • D. 

      Pain in the left lower quadrant. with mild cramping.

  • 8. 
    After an abdominal resection for colon cancer. Madeline returns to her room with a Jackson-Pratt drain in place. The purpose of the drain is to:
    • A. 

      Irrigate the incision with a saline solution.

    • B. 

      Prevent bacterial infection of the incision.

    • C. 

      Measure the amount of fluid lost after surgery.

    • D. 

      Prevent accumulation of drainage in the wound.

  • 9. 
    Anthony. a 60 y.o. patient. has just undergone a bowel resection with a colostomy. During the first 24 hours. which of the following observations about the stoma should you report to the doctor?
    • A. 

      Pink color.

    • B. 

      Light edema.

    • C. 

      Small amount of oozing.

    • D. 

      Trickles of bright red blood.

  • 10. 
    Your teaching Anthony how to use his new colostomy. How much skin should remain exposed between the stoma and the ring of the appliance?
    • A. 

      1/16”

    • B. 

      1/4?

    • C. 

      1/2”

    • D. 

      1”

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