NCLEX Questions: Digestive And Gastrointestinal System Disorders

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NCLEX Questions: Digestive And Gastrointestinal System Disorders

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The correct sequence for abdominal assessment is:
    • A. 

      Inspection. percussion. palpation. auscultation.

    • B. 

      Inspection. auscultation. palpation. percussion.

    • C. 

      Inspection. palpation. auscultation. percussion.

    • D. 

      Inspection. percussion. auscultation. palpation.

  • 2. 
    Peritonitis can occur as a complication of:
    • A. 

      Septicemia

    • B. 

      Multiple organ failure

    • C. 

      Hypovolemic shock

    • D. 

      Peptic ulcer disease

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Ineffective Individual Coping

    • B. 

      Knowledge Deficit

    • C. 

      Impaired Adjustment

    • D. 

      Anxiety

  • 4. 
    Patients with esophageal varices would reveal the following assessment:
    • A. 

      Increased blood pressure.

    • B. 

      Increased heart rate.

    • C. 

      Decreased respiratory rate.

    • D. 

      Increased urinary output.

  • 5. 
    The nurse would anticipate using which medication if sclerotherapy has not been used?
    • A. 

      Neomycin

    • B. 

      Propranolol

    • C. 

      Vasopressin

    • D. 

      Cimetidine

  • 6. 
    The nurse must be alert for complications with Sengstaken-Blakemore intubation including:
    • A. 

      Pulmonary obstruction.

    • B. 

      Pericardiectomy syndrome

    • C. 

      Pulmonary embolization

    • D. 

      Cor pulmonale

  • 7. 
    Peptic ulcer disease may be caused by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Helicobacter pylori

    • B. 

      Clostridium difficile

    • C. 

      Candida albicans

    • D. 

      Staphylococcus aureus

  • 8. 
    Pain control with peptic ulcer disease includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Promoting physical and emotional rest.

    • B. 

      Identifying stressful situations.

    • C. 

      Eating meals when desired.

    • D. 

      Administering medications that decrease gastric acidity.

  • 9. 
    Nitrosocarcinogen production can be inhibited with intake of:
    • A. 

      Vitamin C.

    • B. 

      Vitamin E.

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates.

    • D. 

      Fiber.

  • 10. 
    The nurse can expect a 60-year old patient with ischemic bowel to report a history of:
    • A. 

      Diabetes mellitus

    • B. 

      Asthma

    • C. 

      Addison’s Disease

    • D. 

      Cancer of the bowel