NCLEX Practice Exam 12 (10 Questions)

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NCLEX Practice Exam Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Lessen the amount of cellular damage

    • B. 

      Prevent the formation of blisters

    • C. 

      Promote movement

    • D. 

      Prevent pain and discomfort

  • 2. 
    A client recently started on hemodialysis wants to know how the dialysis will take the place of his kidneys. The nurse’s response is based on the knowledge that hemodialysis works by:
    • A. 

      Passing water through a dialyzing membrane

    • B. 

      Eliminating plasma proteins from the blood

    • C. 

      Lowering the pH by removing nonvolatile acids

    • D. 

      Filtering waste through a dialyzing membrane

  • 3. 
    During a home visit. a client with AIDS tells the nurse that he has been exposed to measles. Which action by the nurse is most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Administer an antibiotic

    • B. 

      Contact the physician for an order for immune globulin

    • C. 

      Administer an antiviral

    • D. 

      Tell the client that he should remain in isolation for 2 weeks

  • 4. 
    A client hospitalized with MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph aureus) is placed on contact precautions. Which statement is true regarding precautions for infections spread by contact?
    • A. 

      The client should be placed in a room with negative pressure.

    • B. 

      Infection requires close contact; therefore. the door may remain open.

    • C. 

      Transmission is highly likely. so the client should wear a mask at all times.

    • D. 

      Infection requires skin-to-skin contact and is prevented by hand washing. gloves. and a gown.

  • 5. 
    A client who is admitted with an above-the-knee amputation tells the nurse that his foot hurts and itches. Which response by the nurse indicates understanding of phantom limb pain?
    • A. 

      “The pain will go away in a few days.”

    • B. 

      “The pain is due to peripheral nervous system interruptions. I will get you some pain medication.”

    • C. 

      “The pain is psychological because your foot is no longer there.”

    • D. 

      “The pain and itching are due to the infection you had before the surgery.”

  • 6. 
    A client with cancer of the pancreas has undergone a Whipple procedure. The nurse is aware that during the Whipple procedure. the doctor will remove the:
    • A. 

      Head of the pancreas

    • B. 

      Proximal third section of the small intestines

    • C. 

      Stomach and duodenum

    • D. 

      Esophagus and jejunum

  • 7. 
    The physician has ordered a minimal-bacteria diet for a client with neutropenia. The client should be taught to AVOID eating:
    • A. 

      Packed fruits

    • B. 

      Salt

    • C. 

      Fresh raw pepper

    • D. 

      Ketchup

  • 8. 
    A client is discharged home with a prescription for Coumadin (sodium warfarin). The client should be instructed to:
    • A. 

      Have a Protime done monthly

    • B. 

      Eat more fruits and vegetables

    • C. 

      Drink more liquids

    • D. 

      Avoid crowds

  • 9. 
    The nurse is assisting the physician with removal of a central venous catheter. To facilitate removal. the nurse should instruct the client to:
    • A. 

      Perform the Valsalva maneuver as the catheter is advanced

    • B. 

      Turn his head to the left side and hyperextend the neck

    • C. 

      Take slow. deep breaths as the catheter is removed

    • D. 

      Turn his head to the right while maintaining a sniffing position

  • 10. 
    A client has an order for streptokinase. Before administering the medication. the nurse should assess the client for:
    • A. 

      Allergies to pineapples and bananas

    • B. 

      A history of streptococcal infections

    • C. 

      Prior therapy with phenytoin

    • D. 

      A history of alcohol abuse