Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 72

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Digestive Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse is reviewing the record of a client with Crohn’s disease. Which of the following stool characteristics would the nurse expect to note documented on the client’s record?
    • A. 

      Chronic constipation

    • B. 

      Diarrhea

    • C. 

      Constipation alternating with diarrhea

    • D. 

      Stool constantly oozing from the rectum

  • 2. 
    The nurse is performing a colostomy irrigation on a client. During the irrigation. a client begins to complain of abdominal cramps. Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing action?
    • A. 

      Notify the physician

    • B. 

      Increase the height of the irrigation

    • C. 

      Stop the irrigation temporarily.

    • D. 

      Medicate with dilaudid and resume the irrigation

  • 3. 
    The nurse is teaching the client how to perform a colostomy irrigation. To enhance the effectiveness of the irrigation and fecal returns. what measure should the nurse instruct the client to do?
    • A. 

      Increase fluid intake

    • B. 

      Reduce the amount of irrigation solution

    • C. 

      Perform the irrigation in the evening

    • D. 

      Place heat on the abdomen

  • 4. 
    The nurse is reviewing the physician’s orders written for a client admitted with acute pancreatitis. Which physician order would the nurse question if noted on the client’s chart?
    • A. 

      NPO status

    • B. 

      Insert a nasogastric tube

    • C. 

      An anticholinergic medication

    • D. 

      Morphine for pain

  • 5. 
    The nurse is doing an admission assessment on a client with a history of duodenal ulcer. To determine whether the problem is currently active. the nurse would assess the client for which of the following most frequent symptom(s) of duodenal ulcer?
    • A. 

      Pain that is relieved by food intake

    • B. 

      Pain that radiated down the right arm

    • C. 

      N/V

    • D. 

      Weight loss

  • 6. 
    The nurse instructs the ileostomy client to do which of the following as a part of essential care of the stoma?
    • A. 

      Cleanse the peristomal skin meticulously

    • B. 

      Take in high-fiber foods such as nuts

    • C. 

      Massage the area below the stoma

    • D. 

      Limit fluid intake to prevent diarrhea.

  • 7. 
    The client who has undergone creation of a colostomy has a nursing diagnosis of Disturbed body image. The nurse would evaluate that the client is making the most significant progress toward identified goals if the client:
    • A. 

      Watches the nurse empty the colostomy bag

    • B. 

      Looks at the ostomy site

    • C. 

      Reads the ostomy product literature

    • D. 

      Practices cutting the ostomy appliance

  • 8. 
    The nurse is assessing for stoma prolapse in a client with a colostomy. The nurse would observe which of the following if stoma prolapse occurred?
    • A. 

      Sunken and hidden stoma

    • B. 

      Dark- and bluish-colored stoma

    • C. 

      Narrowed and flattened stoma

    • D. 

      Protruding stoma

  • 9. 
    The client with a new colostomy is concerned about the odor from the stool in the ostomy drainage bag. The nurse teaches the client to include which of the following foods in the diet to reduce odor?
    • A. 

      Yogurt

    • B. 

      Broccoli

    • C. 

      Cucumbers

    • D. 

      Eggs

  • 10. 
    The nurse has given instructions to the client with an ileostomy about foods to eat to thicken the stool. The nurse determines that the client needs further instructions if the client stated to eat which of the following foods to make the stools less watery?
    • A. 

      Pasta

    • B. 

      Boiled rice

    • C. 

      Bran

    • D. 

      Low-fat cheese

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