Nervous System | Neurological Disorders NCLEX Quiz 56

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  • 1. 
    A female client with a suspected brain tumor is scheduled for computed tomography (CT). What should the nurse do when preparing the client for this test?
    • A. 

      Immobilize the neck before the client is moved onto a stretcher.

    • B. 

      Determine whether the client is allergic to iodine. contrast dyes. or shellfish.

    • C. 

      Place a cap on the client’s head.

    • D. 

      Administer a sedative as ordered.

  • 2. 
    During a routine physical examination to assess a male client’s deep tendon reflexes. the nurse should make sure to:
    • A. 

      Use the pointed end of the reflex hammer when striking the Achilles’ tendon.

    • B. 

      Support the joint where the tendon is being tested.

    • C. 

      Tap the tendon slowly and softly

    • D. 

      Hold the reflex hammer tightly.

  • 3. 
    A female client is admitted in a disoriented and restless state after sustaining a concussion during a car accident. Which nursing diagnosis takes highest priority for this client’s plan of care?
    • A. 

      Disturbed sensory perception (visual)

    • B. 

      Self-care deficient: Dressing/grooming

    • C. 

      Impaired verbal communication

    • D. 

      Risk for injury

  • 4. 
    A female client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tells the nurse. “Sometimes I feel so frustrateD. I can’t do anything without help!” This comment best supports which nursing diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Anxiety

    • B. 

      Powerlessness

    • C. 

      Ineffective denial

    • D. 

      Risk for disuse syndrome

  • 5. 
    For a male client with suspected increased intracranial pressure (ICP). a most appropriate respiratory goal is to:
    • A. 

      Prevent respiratory alkalosis.

    • B. 

      Lower arterial pH.

    • C. 

      Promote carbon dioxide elimination.

    • D. 

      Maintain partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2) above 80 mm Hg

  • 6. 
    Nurse Mary witnesses a neighbor’s husband sustain a fall from the roof of his house. The nurse rushes to the victim and determines the need to opens the airway in this victim by using which method?
    • A. 

      Flexed position

    • B. 

      Head tilt-chin lift

    • C. 

      Jaw-thrust maneuver

    • D. 

      Modified head tilt-chin lift

  • 7. 
    The nurse is assessing the motor function of an unconscious male client. The nurse would plan to use which plan to use which of the following to test the client’s peripheral response to pain?
    • A. 

      Sternal rub

    • B. 

      Nail bed pressure

    • C. 

      Pressure on the orbital rim

    • D. 

      Squeezing of the sternocleidomastoid muscle

  • 8. 
    A female client admitted to the hospital with a neurological problem asks the nurse whether magnetic resonance imaging may be done. The nurse interprets that the client may be ineligible for this diagnostic procedure based on the client’s history of:
    • A. 

      Hypertension

    • B. 

      Heart failure

    • C. 

      Prosthetic valve replacement

    • D. 

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

  • 9. 
    A male client is having a lumbar puncture performed. The nurse would plan to place the client in which position?
    • A. 

      Side-lying. with a pillow under the hip

    • B. 

      Prone. with a pillow under the abdomen

    • C. 

      Prone. in slight-Trendelenburg’s position

    • D. 

      Side-lying. with the legs. pulled up and head bent down onto the chest.

  • 10. 
    The nurse is positioning the female client with increased intracranial pressure. Which of the following positions would the nurse avoid?
    • A. 

      Head midline

    • B. 

      Head turned to the side

    • C. 

      Neck in neutral position

    • D. 

      Head of bed elevated 30 to 45 degrees

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