Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 80

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following factors should be the main focus of nursing management for a client hospitalized for cholecystitis?
    • A. 

      Administration of antibiotics

    • B. 

      Assessment for complications

    • C. 

      Preparation for lithotripsy

    • D. 

      Preparation for surgery

  • 2. 
    A client being treated for chronic cholecystitis should be given which of the following instructions?
    • A. 

      Increase rest

    • B. 

      Avoid antacids

    • C. 

      Increase protein in diet

    • D. 

      Use anticholinergics as prescribed

  • 3. 
    The client with a duodenal ulcer may exhibit which of the following findings on assessment?
    • A. 

      Hematemesis

    • B. 

      Malnourishment

    • C. 

      Melena

    • D. 

      Pain with eating

  • 4. 
    The pain of a duodenal ulcer can be distinguished from that of a gastric ulcer by which of the following characteristics?
    • A. 

      Early satiety

    • B. 

      Pain on eating

    • C. 

      Dull upper epigastric pain

    • D. 

      Pain on empty stomach

  • 5. 
    The client has orders for a nasogastric (NG) tube insertion. During the procedure. instructions that will assist in the insertion would be:
    • A. 

      Instruct the client to tilt his head back for insertion in the nostril. then flex his neck for the final insertion

    • B. 

      After insertion into the nostril. instruct the client to extend his neck

    • C. 

      Introduce the tube with the client’s head tilted back. then instruct him to keep his head upright for final insertion

    • D. 

      Instruct the client to hold his chin down. then back for insertion of the tube

  • 6. 
    The most important pathophysiologic factor contributing to the formation of esophageal varices is:
    • A. 

      Decreased prothrombin formation

    • B. 

      Decreased albumin formation by the liver

    • C. 

      Portal hypertension

    • D. 

      Increased central venous pressure

  • 7. 
    The client being treated for esophageal varices has a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube inserted to control the bleeding. The most important assessment is for the nurse to:
    • A. 

      Check that the hemostat is on the bedside

    • B. 

      Monitor IV fluids for the shift

    • C. 

      Regularly assess respiratory status

    • D. 

      Check that the balloon is deflated on a regular basis

  • 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. 
    When a client has peptic ulcer disease. the nurse would expect a priority intervention to be:
    • A. 

      Assisting in inserting a Miller-Abbott tube

    • B. 

      Assisting in inserting an arterial pressure line

    • C. 

      Inserting a nasogastric tube

    • D. 

      Inserting an I.V.

  • 10. 
    A 40-year-old male client has been hospitalized with peptic ulcer disease. He is being treated with a histamine receptor antagonist (cimetidine). antacids. and diet. The nurse doing discharge planning will teach him that the action of cimetidine is to:
    • A. 

      Reduce gastric acid output

    • B. 

      Protect the ulcer surface

    • C. 

      Inhibit the production of hydrochloric acid (HCl)

    • D. 

      Inhibit vagus nerve stimulation

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