NCLEX Practice Exam 15 (10 Questions)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Thrombocytopenia.

    • B. 

      Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

    • C. 

      Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

    • D. 

      Heparin-associated thrombosis and thrombocytopenia (HATT).

  • 2. 
    A 16-year-old patient involved in a motor vehicle accident arrives in the ED unconscious and severely hypotensive. He’s suspected to have several fractures of his pelvis and legs. Which of the following parenteral fluids is the best choice for his current condition?
    • A. 

      Fresh frozen plasma.

    • B. 

      0.9% sodium chloride solution.

    • C. 

      Lactated Ringer’s solution.

    • D. 

      Packed red blood cells.

  • 3. 
    Corticosteroids are potent suppressors of the body’s inflammatory response. Which of the following conditions or actions do they suppress?
    • A. 

      Cushing syndrome.

    • B. 

      Pain receptors.

    • C. 

      Immune response.

    • D. 

      Neural transmission.

  • 4. 
    A patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) begins zidovudine therapy. Which of the following statements best describes this drug’s action?
    • A. 

      It destroys the outer wall of the virus and kills it.

    • B. 

      It interferes with viral replication.

    • C. 

      It stimulates the immune system.

    • D. 

      It promotes excretion of viral antibodies.

  • 5. 
    A 20-year-old patient is being treated for pneumonia. He has a persistent cough and complains of severe pain on coughing. What could you tell him to help him reduce his discomfort?
    • A. 

      “Hold your cough as much as possible.”

    • B. 

      “Place the head of your bed flat to help with coughing.”

    • C. 

      “Restrict fluids to help decrease the amount of sputum.”

    • D. 

      “Splint your chest wall with a pillow for comfort.”

  • 6. 
    A 19-year-old patient comes to the ED with acute asthma. His respiratory rate is 44 breaths/minute. and he appears to be in acute respiratory distress. Which of the following actions should you take first?
    • A. 

      Take a full medical history.

    • B. 

      Give a bronchodilator by nebulizer.

    • C. 

      Apply a cardiac monitor to the patient.

    • D. 

      Provide emotional support for the patient.

  • 7. 
    A firefighter who was involved in extinguishing a house fire is being treated for smoke inhalation. He develops severe hypoxia 48 hours after the incident. requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. Which of the following conditions has he most likely developed?
    • A. 

      Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

    • B. 

      Atelectasis.

    • C. 

      Bronchitis.

    • D. 

      Pneumonia.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following measures best determines that a patient who had a pneumothorax no longer needs a chest tube?
    • A. 

      You see a lot of drainage from the chest tube.

    • B. 

      Arterial blood gas (ABG) levels are normal.

    • C. 

      The chest X-ray continues to show the lung is 35% deflated.

    • D. 

      The water-seal chamber doesn’t fluctuate when no suction is applied.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following nursing interventions should you use to prevent footdrop and contractures in a patient recovering from a subdural hematoma?
    • A. 

      High-top sneakers.

    • B. 

      Low-dose heparin therapy.

    • C. 

      Physical therapy consultation.

    • D. 

      Sequential compressive device.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following signs of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) would appear first after head trauma?
    • A. 

      Bradycardia.

    • B. 

      Large amounts of very dilute urine.

    • C. 

      Restlessness and confusion.

    • D. 

      Widened pulse pressure.