NCLEX Practice Exam 8 (10 Questions)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A patient is admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism. A nurse checking the patient’s lab results would expect which of the following changes in laboratory findings?
    • A. 

      Elevated serum calcium.

    • B. 

      Low serum parathyroid hormone (PTH).

    • C. 

      Elevated serum vitamin D.

    • D. 

      Low urine calcium.

  • 2. 
    A patient with Addison’s disease asks a nurse for nutrition and diet advice. Which of the following diet modifications is NOT recommended?
    • A. 

      A diet high in grains.

    • B. 

      A diet with adequate caloric intake.

    • C. 

      A high protein diet.

    • D. 

      A restricted sodium diet.

  • 3. 
    A patient with a history of diabetes mellitus is on the second post-operative day following cholecystectomy. She has complained of nausea and isn’t able to eat solid foods. The nurse enters the room to find the patient confused and shaky. Which of the following is the most likely explanation for the patient’s symptoms?
    • A. 

      Anesthesia reaction.

    • B. 

      Hyperglycemia.

    • C. 

      Hypoglycemia.

    • D. 

      Diabetic ketoacidosis.

  • 4. 
    A nurse assigned to the emergency department evaluates a patient who underwent fiberoptic colonoscopy 18 hours previously. The patient reports increasing abdominal pain. fever. and chills. Which of the following conditions poses the most immediate concern?
    • A. 

      Bowel perforation.

    • B. 

      Viral gastroenteritis.

    • C. 

      Colon cancer.

    • D. 

      Diverticulitis.

  • 5. 
    A patient is admitted to the same day surgery unit for liver biopsy. Which of the following laboratory tests assesses coagulation?
    • A. 

      Partial thromboplastin time.

    • B. 

      Prothrombin time.

    • C. 

      Platelet count.

    • D. 

      Hemoglobin

  • 6. 
    A nurse is assessing a clinic patient with a diagnosis of hepatitis A. Which of the following is the most likely route of transmission?
    • A. 

      Sexual contact with an infected partner.

    • B. 

      Contaminated food.

    • C. 

      Blood transfusion.

    • D. 

      Illegal drug use.

  • 7. 
    A leukemia patient has a relative who wants to donate blood for transfusion. Which of the following donor medical conditions would prevent this?
    • A. 

      A history of hepatitis C five years previously.

    • B. 

      Cholecystitis requiring cholecystectomy one year previously.

    • C. 

      Asymptomatic diverticulosis.

    • D. 

      Crohn’s disease in remission.

  • 8. 
    A physician has diagnosed acute gastritis in a clinic patient. Which of the following medications would be contraindicated for this patient?
    • A. 

      Naproxen sodium (Naprosyn).

    • B. 

      Calcium carbonate.

    • C. 

      Clarithromycin (Biaxin).

    • D. 

      Furosemide (Lasix).

  • 9. 
    The nurse is conducting nutrition counseling for a patient with cholecystitis. Which of the following information is important to communicate?
    • A. 

      The patient must maintain a low-calorie diet.

    • B. 

      The patient must maintain a high protein/low carbohydrate diet.

    • C. 

      The patient should limit sweets and sugary drinks.

    • D. 

      The patient should limit fatty foods.

  • 10. 
    A patient admitted to the hospital with myocardial infarction develops severe pulmonary edema. Which of the following symptoms should the nurse expect the patient to exhibit?
    • A. 

      Slow. deep respirations.

    • B. 

      Stridor.

    • C. 

      Bradycardia.

    • D. 

      Air hunger.

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