Nervous System | Neurological Disorders NCLEX Quiz 55

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A male client is color blind. The nurse understands that this client has a problem with:
    • A. 

      Rods.

    • B. 

      Cones.

    • C. 

      Lens.

    • D. 

      Aqueous humor.

  • 2. 
    A female client who was trapped inside a car for hours after a head-on collision is rushed to the emergency department with multiple injuries. During the neurologic examination. the client responds to painful stimuli with decerebrate posturing. This finding indicates damage to which part of the brain?
    • A. 

      Diencephalon

    • B. 

      Medulla

    • C. 

      Midbrain

    • D. 

      Cortex

  • 3. 
    The nurse is assessing a 37-year-old client diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Which of the following symptoms would the nurse expect to find?
    • A. 

      Vision changes

    • B. 

      Absent deep tendon reflexes

    • C. 

      Tremors at rest

    • D. 

      Flaccid muscles

  • 4. 
    The nurse is caring for a male client diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm who reports a severe headache. Which action should the nurse perform?
    • A. 

      Sit with the client for a few minutes.

    • B. 

      Administer an analgesic.

    • C. 

      Inform the nurse manager.

    • D. 

      Call the physician immediately.

  • 5. 
    During recovery from a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). a female client is given nothing by mouth. to help prevent aspiration. To determine when the client is ready for a liquid diet. the nurse assesses the client’s swallowing ability once each shift. This assessment evaluates:
    • A. 

      Cranial nerves I and II.

    • B. 

      Cranial nerves III and V.

    • C. 

      Cranial nerves VI and VIII.

    • D. 

      Cranial nerves IX and X.

  • 6. 
    A white female client is admitted to an acute care facility with a diagnosis of cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Her history reveals bronchial asthma. exogenous obesity. and iron deficiency anemia. Which history finding is a risk factor for CVA?
    • A. 

      Caucasian race

    • B. 

      Female sex

    • C. 

      Obesity

    • D. 

      Bronchial asthma

  • 7. 
    The nurse is teaching a female client with multiple sclerosis. When teaching the client how to reduce fatigue. the nurse should tell the client to:
    • A. 

      Take a hot bath.

    • B. 

      Rest in an air-conditioned room.

    • C. 

      Increase the dose of muscle relaxants.

    • D. 

      Avoid naps during the day.

  • 8. 
    A male client is having tonic-clonic seizures. What should the nurse do first?
    • A. 

      Elevate the head of the bed.

    • B. 

      Restrain the client’s arms and legs.

    • C. 

      Place a tongue blade in the client’s mouth.

    • D. 

      Take measures to prevent injury.

  • 9. 
    A female client with Guillain-Barré syndrome has paralysis affecting the respiratory muscles and requires mechanical ventilation. When the client asks the nurse about the paralysis. how should the nurse respond?
    • A. 

      “You may have difficulty believing this. but the paralysis caused by this disease is temporary.”

    • B. 

      “You’ll have to accept the fact that you’re permanently paralyzeD. However. you won’t have any sensory loss.”

    • C. 

      “It must be hard to accept the permanency of your paralysis.”

    • D. 

      “You’ll first regain use of your legs and then your arms.”

  • 10. 
    The nurse is working on a surgical floor. The nurse must log roll a male client following a:
    • A. 

      Laminectomy.

    • B. 

      Thoracotomy.

    • C. 

      Hemorrhoidectomy.

    • D. 

      Cystectomy.

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