Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 79

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse provides medication instructions to a client with peptic ulcer disease. Which statement. if made by the client. indicates the best understanding of the medication therapy?
    • A. 

      “The cimetidine (Tagamet) will cause me to produce less stomach acid.”

    • B. 

      “Sucralfate (Carafate) will change the fluid in my stomach.”

    • C. 

      “Antacids will coat my stomach.”

    • D. 

      “Omeprazole (Prilosec) will coat the ulcer and help it heal.”

  • 2. 
    The client with peptic ulcer disease is scheduled for a pyloroplasty. The client asks the nurse about the procedure. The nurse plans to respond knowing that a pyloroplasty involves:
    • A. 

      Cutting the vagus nerve

    • B. 

      Removing the distal portion of the stomach

    • C. 

      Removal of the ulcer and a large portion of the cells that produce hydrochloric acid

    • D. 

      An incision and resuturing of the pylorus to relax the muscle and enlarge the opening from the stomach to the duodenum.

  • 3. 
    A client with a peptic ulcer is scheduled for a vagotomy. The client asks the nurse about the purpose of this procedure. The nurse tells the client that the procedure:
    • A. 

      Decreases food absorption in the stomach

    • B. 

      Heals the gastric mucosa

    • C. 

      Halts stress reactions

    • D. 

      Reduces the stimulus to acid secretions

  • 4. 
    The nurse would assess the client experiencing an acute episode of cholecystitis for pain that is located in the right
    • A. 

      Upper quadrant and radiates to the left scapula and shoulder

    • B. 

      Upper quadrant and radiates to the right scapula and shoulder

    • C. 

      Lower quadrant and radiates to the umbilicus

    • D. 

      Lower quadrant and radiates to the back

  • 5. 
    Which of the following tasks should be included in the immediate postoperative management of a client who has undergone gastric resection?
    • A. 

      Monitoring gastric pH to detect complications

    • B. 

      Assessing for bowel sounds

    • C. 

      Providing nutritional support

    • D. 

      Monitoring for symptoms of hemorrhage

  • 6. 
    If a gastric acid perforates. which of the following actions should not be included in the immediate management of the client?
    • A. 

      Blood replacement

    • B. 

      Antacid administration

    • C. 

      Nasogastric tube suction

    • D. 

      Fluid and electrolyte replacement

  • 7. 
    Mucosal barrier fortifiers are used in peptic ulcer disease management for which of the following indications?
    • A. 

      To inhibit mucus production

    • B. 

      To neutralize acid production

    • C. 

      To stimulate mucus production

    • D. 

      To stimulate hydrogen ion diffusion back into the mucosa

  • 8. 
    When counseling a client in ways to prevent cholecystitis. which of the following guidelines is most important?
    • A. 

      Eat a low-protein diet

    • B. 

      Eat a low-fat. low-cholesterol diet

    • C. 

      Limit exercise to 10 minutes/day

    • D. 

      Keep weight proportionate to height

  • 9. 
    Which of the following symptoms best describes Murphy’s sign?
    • A. 

      Periumbilical ecchymosis exists

    • B. 

      On deep palpation and release. pain in elicited

    • C. 

      On deep inspiration. pain is elicited and breathing stops

    • D. 

      Abdominal muscles are tightened in anticipation of palpation

  • 10. 
    Which of the following tests is most commonly used to diagnose cholecystitis?
    • A. 

      Abdominal CT scan

    • B. 

      Abdominal ultrasound

    • C. 

      Barium swallow

    • D. 

      Endoscopy

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