NCLEX Practice Exam 21 (10 Questions)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A client with hemophilia has a nosebleed. Which nursing action is most appropriate to control the bleeding?
    • A. 

      Place the client in a sitting position with the head hyperextended

    • B. 

      Pack the nares tightly with gauze to apply pressure to the source of bleeding

    • C. 

      Pinch the soft lower part of the nose for a minimum of 5 minutes

    • D. 

      Apply ice packs to the forehead and back of the neck

  • 2. 
    A client has had a unilateral adrenalectomy to remove a tumor. To prevent complications. the most important measurement in the immediate postoperative period for the nurse to take is:
    • A. 

      Blood pressure

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      Specific gravity

  • 3. 
    A client with Addison’s disease has been admitted with a history of nausea and vomiting for the past 3 days. The client is receiving IV glucocorticoids (Solu-Medrol). Which of the following interventions would the nurse implement?
    • A. 

      Glucometer readings as ordered

    • B. 

      Intake/output measurements

    • C. 

      Sodium and potassium levels monitored

    • D. 

      Daily weights

  • 4. 
    A client had a total thyroidectomy yesterday. The client is complaining of tingling around the mouth and in the fingers and toes. What would the nurse’s next action be?
    • A. 

      Obtain a crash cart

    • B. 

      Check the calcium level

    • C. 

      Assess the dressing for drainage

    • D. 

      Assess the blood pressure for hypertension

  • 5. 
    A 32-year-old mother of three is brought to the clinic. Her pulse is 52. there is a weight gain of 30 pounds in 4 months. and the client is wearing two sweaters. The client is diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Which of the following nursing diagnoses is of highest priority?
    • A. 

      Impaired physical mobility related to decreased endurance

    • B. 

      Hypothermia r/t decreased metabolic rate

    • C. 

      Disturbed thought processes r/t interstitial edema

    • D. 

      Decreased cardiac output r/t bradycardia

  • 6. 
    The client is having an arteriogram. During the procedure. the client tells the nurse. “I’m feeling really hot.” Which response would be best?
    • A. 

      “You are having an allergic reaction. I will get an order for Benadryl.”

    • B. 

      “That feeling of warmth is normal when the dye is injected.”

    • C. 

      “That feeling of warmth indicates that the clots in the coronary vessels are dissolving.”

    • D. 

      “I will tell your doctor and let him explain to you the reason for the hot feeling that you are experiencing.”

  • 7. 
    The nurse is observing several healthcare workers providing care. Which action by the healthcare worker indicates a need for further teaching?
    • A. 

      The nursing assistant wears gloves while giving the client a bath.

    • B. 

      The nurse wears goggles while drawing blood from the client.

    • C. 

      The doctor washes his hands before examining the client.

    • D. 

      The nurse wears gloves to take the client’s vital signs.

  • 8. 
    The client is having electroconvulsive therapy for treatment of severe depression. Which of the following indicates that the client’s ECT has been effective?
    • A. 

      The client loses consciousness.

    • B. 

      The client vomits.

    • C. 

      The client’s ECG indicates tachycardia.

    • D. 

      The client has a grand mal seizure.

  • 9. 
    The 5-year-old is being tested for enterobiasis (pinworms). To collect a specimen for assessment of pinworms. the nurse should teach the mother to:
    • A. 

      Examine the perianal area with a flashlight 2 or 3 hours after the child is asleep

    • B. 

      Scrape the skin with a piece of cardboard and bring it to the clinic

    • C. 

      Obtain a stool specimen in the afternoon

    • D. 

      Bring a hair sample to the clinic for evaluation

  • 10. 
    The nurse is teaching the mother regarding treatment for enterobiasis. Which instruction should be given regarding the medication?
    • A. 

      Treatment is not recommended for children less than 10 years of age.

    • B. 

      The entire family should be treated.

    • C. 

      Medication therapy will continue for 1 year.

    • D. 

      Intravenous antibiotic therapy will be ordered.

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