Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 78

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse is caring for a client who has had a gastroscopy. Which of the following symptoms may indicate that the client is developing a complication related to the procedure? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      The client complains of a sore throat

    • B. 

      The client has a temperature of 100*F

    • C. 

      The client appears drowsy following the procedure

    • D. 

      The client complains of epigastric pain

    • E. 

      The client experiences hematemesis

  • 2. 
    A client with peptic ulcer disease tells the nurse that he has black stools. which he has not reported to his physician. Based on this information. which nursing diagnosis would be appropriate for this client?
    • A. 

      Ineffective coping related to fear of diagnosis of chronic illness

    • B. 

      Deficient knowledge related to unfamiliarity with significant signs and symptoms

    • C. 

      Constipation related to decreased gastric motility

    • D. 

      Imbalanced nutrition: Less than body requirements due to gastric bleeding

  • 3. 
    A client with a peptic ulcer reports epigastric pain that frequently awakens her at night. a feeling of fullness in the abdomen. and a feeling of anxiety about her health. Based on this information. which nursing diagnosis would be most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements related to anorexia.

    • B. 

      Disturbed Sleep Pattern related to epigastric pain

    • C. 

      Ineffective Coping related to exacerbation of duodenal ulcer

    • D. 

      Activity Intolerance related to abdominal pain

  • 4. 
    While caring for a client with peptic ulcer disease. the client reports that he has been nauseated most of the day and is now feeling lightheaded and dizzy. Based upon these findings. which nursing actions would be most appropriate for the nurse to take? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Administering an antacid hourly until nausea subsides.

    • B. 

      Monitoring the client’s vital signs

    • C. 

      Notifying the physician of the client’s symptoms

    • D. 

      Initiating oxygen therapy

    • E. 

      Reassessing the client on an hour

  • 5. 
    A client is to take one daily dose of ranitidine (Zantac) at home to treat her peptic ulcer. The nurse knows that the client understands proper drug administration of ranitidine when she says that she will take the drug at which of the following times?
    • A. 

      Before meals

    • B. 

      With meals

    • C. 

      At bedtime

    • D. 

      When pain occurs

  • 6. 
    A client has been taking aluminum hydroxide 30 mL six times per day at home to treat his peptic ulcer. He tells the nurse that he has been unable to have a bowel movement for 3 days. Based on this information. the nurse would determine that which of the following is the most likely cause of the client’s constipation?
    • A. 

      The client has not been including enough fiber in his diet

    • B. 

      The client needs to increase his daily exercise

    • C. 

      The client is experiencing a side effect of the aluminum hydroxide.

    • D. 

      The client has developed a gastrointestinal obstruction.

  • 7. 
    A client is taking an antacid for treatment of a peptic ulcer. Which of the following statements best indicates that the client understands how to correctly take the antacid?
    • A. 

      “I should take my antacid before I take my other medications.”

    • B. 

      “I need to decrease my intake of fluids so that I don’t dilute the effects of my antacid.”

    • C. 

      “My antacid will be most effective if I take it whenever I experience stomach pains.”

    • D. 

      “It is best for me to take my antacid 1 to 3 hours after meals.”

  • 8. 
    The nurse is caring for a client with chronic gastritis. The nurse monitors the client. knowing that this client is at risk for which of the following vitamin deficiencies?
    • A. 

      Vitamin A

    • B. 

      Vitamin B12

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Vitamin E

  • 9. 
    The nurse is reviewing the medication record of a client with acute gastritis. Which medication. if noted on the client’s record. would the nurse question?
    • A. 

      Digoxin (Lanoxin)

    • B. 

      Indomethacin (Indocin)

    • C. 

      Furosemide (Lasix)

    • D. 

      Propranolol hydrochloride (Inderal)

  • 10. 
    The nurse is assessing a client 24 hours following a cholecystectomy. The nurse notes that the T-tube has drained 750ml of green-brown drainage. Which nursing intervention is most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Notify the physician

    • B. 

      Document the findings

    • C. 

      Irrigate the T-tube

    • D. 

      Clamp the T-tube

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