Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 71

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Digestive Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a client with diarrhea. which outcome indicates that fluid resuscitation is successful?
    • A. 

      The client passes formed stools at regular intervals

    • B. 

      The client reports a decrease in stool frequency and liquidity

    • C. 

      The client exhibits firm skin turgor

    • D. 

      The client no longer experiences perianal burning.

  • 2. 
    When teaching a community group about measures to prevent colon cancer. which instruction should the nurse include?
    • A. 

      “Limit fat intake to 20% to 25% of your total daily calories.”

    • B. 

      “Include 15 to 20 grams of fiber into your daily diet.”

    • C. 

      “Get an annual rectal examination after age 35.”

    • D. 

      “Undergo sigmoidoscopy annually after age 50.”

  • 3. 
    A 30-year old client experiences weight loss. abdominal distention. crampy abdominal pain. and intermittent diarrhea after birth of her 2nd child. Diagnostic tests reveal gluten-induced enteropathy. Which foods must she eliminate from her diet permanently?
    • A. 

      Milk and dairy products

    • B. 

      Protein-containing foods

    • C. 

      Cereal grains (except rice and corn)

    • D. 

      Carbohydrates

  • 4. 
    After a right hemicolectomy for treatment of colon cancer. a 57-year old client is reluctant to turn while on bed rest. Which action by the nurse would be appropriate?
    • A. 

      Asking a coworker to help turn the client

    • B. 

      Explaining to the client why turning is important.

    • C. 

      Allowing the client to turn when he’s ready to do so

    • D. 

      Telling the client that the physician’s order states he must turn every 2 hours

  • 5. 
    A client has a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube inserted for tube feedings. Before starting a continuous feeding. the nurse should place the client in which position?
    • A. 

      Semi-Fowlers

    • B. 

      Supine

    • C. 

      Reverse Trendelenburg

    • D. 

      High Fowler’s

  • 6. 
    An enema is prescribed for a client with suspected appendicitis. Which of the following actions should the nurse take?
    • A. 

      Prepare 750 ml of irrigating solution warmed to 100*F

    • B. 

      Question the physician about the order

    • C. 

      Provide privacy and explain the procedure to the client

    • D. 

      Assist the client to left lateral Sim’s position

  • 7. 
    The client being seen in a physician’s office has just been scheduled for a barium swallow the next day. The nurse writes down which of the following instructions for the client to follow before the test?
    • A. 

      Fast for 8 hours before the test

    • B. 

      Eat a regular supper and breakfast

    • C. 

      Continue to take all oral medications as scheduled.

    • D. 

      Monitor own bowel movement pattern for constipation

  • 8. 
    The nurse is monitoring a client for the early signs of dumping syndrome. Which symptom indicates this occurrence?
    • A. 

      Abdominal cramping and pain

    • B. 

      Bradycardia and indigestion

    • C. 

      Sweating and pallor

    • D. 

      Double vision and chest pain

  • 9. 
    The nurse is preparing a discharge teaching plan for the client who had an umbilical hernia repair. Which of the following would the nurse include in the plan?
    • A. 

      Restricting pain medication

    • B. 

      Maintaining bedrest

    • C. 

      Avoiding coughing

    • D. 

      Irrigating the drain

  • 10. 
    The nurse is caring for a hospitalized client with a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. Which finding. if noted on assessment of the client. would the nurse report to the physician?
    • A. 

      Bloody diarrhea

    • B. 

      Hypotension

    • C. 

      A hemoglobin of 12 mg/dL

    • D. 

      Rebound tenderness

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