NCLEX Practice Exam 9 (10 Questions)

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NCLEX Practice Exam Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A nurse caring for several patients on the cardiac unit is told that one is scheduled for implantation of an automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillator. Which of the following patients is most likely to have this procedure?
    • A. 

      A patient admitted for myocardial infarction without cardiac muscle damage.

    • B. 

      A post-operative coronary bypass patient. recovering on schedule.

    • C. 

      A patient with a history of ventricular tachycardia and syncopal episodes.

    • D. 

      A patient with a history of atrial tachycardia and fatigue.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The patient is allergic to shellfish.

    • B. 

      The patient has a pacemaker.

    • C. 

      The patient suffers from claustrophobia.

    • D. 

      The patient takes anti-psychotic medication.

  • 3. 
    A nurse calls a physician with the concern that a patient has developed a pulmonary embolism. Which of the following symptoms has the nurse most likely observed?
    • A. 

      The patient is somnolent with decreased response to the family.

    • B. 

      The patient suddenly complains of chest pain and shortness of breath.

    • C. 

      The patient has developed a wet cough and the nurse hears crackles on auscultation of the lungs.

    • D. 

      The patient has a fever. chills. and loss of appetite.

  • 4. 
    A patient comes to the emergency department with abdominal pain. Work-up reveals the presence of a rapidly enlarging abdominal aortic aneurysm. Which of the following actions should the nurse expect?
    • A. 

      The patient will be admitted to the medicine unit for observation and medication.

    • B. 

      The patient will be admitted to the day surgery unit for sclerotherapy.

    • C. 

      The patient will be admitted to the surgical unit and resection will be scheduled.

    • D. 

      The patient will be discharged home to follow-up with his cardiologist in 24 hours.

  • 5. 
    A patient with leukemia is receiving chemotherapy that is known to depress bone marrow. A CBC (complete blood count) reveals a platelet count of 25.000/microliter. Which of the following actions related specifically to the platelet count should be included in the nursing care plan?
    • A. 

      Monitor for fever every 4 hours.

    • B. 

      Require visitors to wear respiratory masks and protective clothing.

    • C. 

      Consider transfusion of packed red blood cells.

    • D. 

      Check for signs of bleeding. including examination of urine and stool for blood.

  • 6. 
    A nurse in the emergency department is observing a 4-year-old child for signs of increased intracranial pressure after a fall from a bicycle. resulting in head trauma. Which of the following signs or symptoms would be cause for concern?
    • A. 

      Bulging anterior fontanel.

    • B. 

      Repeated vomiting.

    • C. 

      Signs of sleepiness at 10 PM.

    • D. 

      Inability to read short words from a distance of 18 inches.

  • 7. 
    A nonimmunized child appears at the clinic with a visible rash. Which of the following observations indicates the child may have rubeola (measles)?
    • A. 

      Small blue-white spots are visible on the oral mucosa.

    • B. 

      The rash begins on the trunk and spreads outward.

    • C. 

      There is low-grade fever.

    • D. 

      The lesions have a “teardrop-on-a-rose-petal” appearance.

  • 8. 
    A child is seen in the emergency department for scarlet fever. Which of the following descriptions of scarlet fever is NOT correct?
    • A. 

      Scarlet fever is caused by infection with group A Streptococcus bacteria.

    • B. 

      “Strawberry tongue” is a characteristic sign.

    • C. 

      Petechiae occur on the soft palate.

    • D. 

      The pharynx is red and swollen.

  • 9. 
    A child weighing 30 kg arrives at the clinic with diffuse itching as the result of an allergic reaction to an insect bite. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 25 mg 3 times a day is prescribed. The correct pediatric dose is 5 mg/kg/day. Which of the following best describes the prescribed drug dose?
    • A. 

      It is the correct dose.

    • B. 

      The dose is too low.

    • C. 

      The dose is too high.

    • D. 

      The dose should be increased or decreased. depending on the symptoms.

  • 10. 
    The mother of a 2-month-old infant brings the child to the clinic for a well-baby check. She is concerned because she feels only one testis in the scrotal sac. Which of the following statements about the undescended testis is the most accurate?
    • A. 

      Normally. the testes are descended by birth.

    • B. 

      The infant will likely require surgical intervention.

    • C. 

      The infant probably has with only one testis.

    • D. 

      Normally. the testes descend by one year of age.