Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 81

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Digestive Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nurse Berlinda is assigned to a 41-year-old client who has a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. The nurse reviews the laboratory result. anticipating a laboratory report that indicates a serum amylase level of:
    • A. 

      45 units/L

    • B. 

      100 units/L

    • C. 

      300 units/L

    • D. 

      500 units/L

  • 2. 
    A male client who is recovering from surgery has been advanced from a clear liquid diet to a full liquid diet. The client is looking forward to the diet change because he has been “bored” with the clear liquid diet. The nurse would offer which full liquid item to the client?
    • A. 

      Tea

    • B. 

      Gelatin

    • C. 

      Custard

    • D. 

      Popsicle

  • 3. 
    Nurse Juvy is caring for a client with cirrhosis of the liver. To minimize the effects of the disorder. the nurse teaches the client about foods that are high in thiamine. The nurse determines that the client has the best understanding of the dietary measures to follow if the client states an intention to increase the intake of:
    • A. 

      Pork

    • B. 

      Milk

    • C. 

      Chicken

    • D. 

      Broccoli

  • 4. 
    Nurse Oliver checks for residual before administering a bolus tube feeding to a client with a nasogastric tube and obtains a residual amount of 150 mL. What is appropriate action for the nurse to take?
    • A. 

      Hold the feeding

    • B. 

      Reinstill the amount and continue with administering the feeding

    • C. 

      Elevate the client’s head at least 45 degrees and administer the feeding

    • D. 

      Discard the residual amount and proceed with administering the feeding

  • 5. 
    A nurse is inserting a nasogastric tube in an adult male client. During the procedure. the client begins to cough and has difficulty breathing. Which of the following is the appropriate nursing action?
    • A. 

      Quickly insert the tube

    • B. 

      Notify the physician immediately

    • C. 

      Remove the tube and reinsert when the respiratory distress subsides

    • D. 

      Pull back on the tube and wait until the respiratory distress subsides

  • 6. 
    Nurse Ryan is assessing for correct placement of a nasogastric tube. The nurse aspirates the stomach contents and checks the contents for pH. The nurse verifies correct tube placement if which pH value is noted?
    • A. 

      3.5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      7.35

    • D. 

      7.5

  • 7. 
    A nurse is preparing to remove a nasogastric tube from a female client. The nurse should instruct the client to do which of the following just before the nurse removes the tube?
    • A. 

      Exhale

    • B. 

      Inhale and exhale quickly

    • C. 

      Take and hold a deep breath

    • D. 

      Perform a Valsalva maneuver

  • 8. 
    Nurse Joy is preparing to administer medication through a nasogastric tube that is connected to suction. To administer the medication. the nurse would:
    • A. 

      Position the client supine to assist in medication absorption

    • B. 

      Aspirate the nasogastric tube after medication administration to maintain patency

    • C. 

      Clamp the nasogastric tube for 30 minutes following administration of the medication

    • D. 

      Change the suction setting to low intermittent suction for 30 minutes after medication administration

  • 9. 
    A nurse is preparing to care for a female client with esophageal varices who just had a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube inserted. The nurse gathers supplies. knowing that which of the following items must be kept at the bedside at all times?
    • A. 

      An obturator

    • B. 

      Kelly clamp

    • C. 

      An irrigation set

    • D. 

      A pair of scissors

  • 10. 
    Dr. Smith has determined that the client with hepatitis has contracted the infection from contaminated food. The nurse understands that this client is most likely experiencing what type of hepatitis?
    • A. 

      Hepatitis A

    • B. 

      Hepatitis B

    • C. 

      Hepatitis C

    • D. 

      Hepatitis D

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