Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 82

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Digestive Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A client is suspected of having hepatitis. Which diagnostic test result will assist in confirming this diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Elevated hemoglobin level

    • B. 

      Elevated serum bilirubin level

    • C. 

      Elevated blood urea nitrogen level

    • D. 

      Decreased erythrocyte sedimentation rate

  • 2. 
    The nurse is reviewing the physician’s orders written for a male client admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. Which physician order should the nurse question if noted on the client’s chart?
    • A. 

      NPO status

    • B. 

      Nasogastric tube inserted

    • C. 

      Morphine sulfate for pain

    • D. 

      An anticholinergic medication

  • 3. 
    A female client being seen in a physician’s office has just been scheduled for a barium swallow the next day. The nurse writes down which instruction for the client to follow before the test?
    • A. 

      Fast for 8 hours before the test

    • B. 

      Eat a regular supper and breakfast

    • C. 

      Continue to take all oral medications as scheduled

    • D. 

      Monitor own bowel movement pattern for constipation

  • 4. 
    The nurse is performing an abdominal assessment and inspects the skin of the abdomen. The nurse performs which assessment technique next?
    • A. 

      Palpates the abdomen for size

    • B. 

      Palpates the liver at the right rib margin

    • C. 

      Listens to bowel sounds in all for quadrants

    • D. 

      Percusses the right lower abdominal quadrant

  • 5. 
    Polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution (GoLYTELY) is prescribed for the female client scheduled for a colonoscopy. The client begins to experience diarrhea following administration of the solution. What action by the nurse is appropriate?
    • A. 

      Start an IV infusion

    • B. 

      Administer an enema

    • C. 

      Cancel the diagnostic test

    • D. 

      Explain that diarrhea is expected

  • 6. 
    The nurse is caring for a male client with a diagnosis of chronic gastritis. The nurse monitors the client knowing that this client is at risk for which vitamin deficiency?
    • A. 

      Vitamin A

    • B. 

      Vitamin B12

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Vitamin E

  • 7. 
    The nurse is reviewing the medication record of a female client with acute gastritis. Which medication. if noted on the client’s record. would the nurse question?
    • A. 

      Digoxin (Lanoxin)

    • B. 

      Furosemide (Lasix)

    • C. 

      Indomethacin (Indocin)

    • D. 

      Propranolol hydrochloride (Inderal)

  • 8. 
    The nurse is assessing a male client 24 hours following a cholecystectomy. The nurse noted that the T-tube has drained 750 mL of green-brown drainage since the surgery. Which nursing intervention is appropriate?
    • A. 

      Clamp the T-tube

    • B. 

      Irrigate the T-tube

    • C. 

      Notify the physician

    • D. 

      Document the findings

  • 9. 
    The nurse is monitoring a female client with a diagnosis of peptic ulcer. Which assessment findings would most likely indicate perforation of the ulcer?
    • A. 

      Bradycardia

    • B. 

      Numbness in the legs

    • C. 

      Nausea and vomiting

    • D. 

      A rigid. board-like abdomen

  • 10. 
    A male client with a peptic ulcer is scheduled for a vagotomy and the client asks the nurse about the purpose of this procedure. Which response by the nurse best describes the purpose of a vagotomy?
    • A. 

      Halts stress reactions

    • B. 

      Heals the gastric mucosa

    • C. 

      Reduces the stimulus to acid secretions

    • D. 

      Decreases food absorption in the stomach

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