Vital Signs NCLEX Quiz Questions And Answers

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Vital Signs NCLEX Quiz Questions And Answers

Are you preparing for the NCLEX exam? If yes, then you should definitely try this 'Vital Signs NCLEX' quiz'. Here in this quiz, we will ask you a few simple questions about 5 vital signs in nursing which every nursing graduate and student should know about. So, get ready to test your brain cells. Wish you the best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A proper assessment of vital signs will allow a nurse to: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Learn about human behavior

    • B. 

      Help evaluate improvement of patient condition

    • C. 

      Implement planned interventions

    • D. 

      Identify nursing diagnosis

  • 2. 
    An adult blood pressure reading of 120/80 mm Hg is:
    • A. 

      Prehypertension

    • B. 

      Hypotensive

    • C. 

      Normal

    • D. 

      Hypertensive

  • 3. 
    The following traits are typical among the older: Check all that apply:
    • A. 

      Infection is often afebrile

    • B. 

      Heart sounds are muffled

    • C. 

      Skin is more fragile

    • D. 

      Decreased heart rate at rest

    • E. 

      Libido is normally heightened

  • 4. 
    Regulator of body temperature:
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Sebaceous glands

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Wernicke's area

  • 5. 
    A rise of 1-degree Fahrenheit of temperature will increase the pulse rate by how many beats per minute?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 6. 
    Decreased efficiency of respiratory muscles results in breathlessness at low exercise levels: 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Factors affecting body temperatures: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Stress

    • B. 

      Age

    • C. 

      Hormones

    • D. 

      Smoking

    • E. 

      Height

  • 8. 
    Constant, remittent and intermittent are classifications of:
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Fever

    • C. 

      Headache

    • D. 

      Anxiety

  • 9. 
    Upon admission, the most appropriate person to check on a patient's vital signs would be:
    • A. 

      RN

    • B. 

      LPN

    • C. 

      PCT

    • D. 

      CNA

  • 10. 
    96.0 to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the normal temperature range of which age group?
    • A. 

      Toddler

    • B. 

      Adolescent

    • C. 

      Neonate

    • D. 

      Middle adult

  • 11. 
    When obtaining an oral temperature, after requesting the patient to open the mouth, the probe is gently inserted into:
    • A. 

      Anterior sublingual cavity

    • B. 

      Lateral sublingual density

    • C. 

      Superior lingual mucosity

    • D. 

      Posterior sublingual pocket

  • 12. 
    The most appropriate position in obtaining a rectal temperature for an adult would be:
    • A. 

      Supine

    • B. 

      Fowler's

    • C. 

      Sim's

    • D. 

      Lateral

  • 13. 
    The colored probes of an electronic thermometer are indicative of:
    • A. 

      Blue and red are both for oral

    • B. 

      Blue is for rectal and red is for oral

    • C. 

      Blue is for oral and red is for rectal

    • D. 

      Blue and red are both for rectal

  • 14. 
    Pick the most appropriate definition of Vital Signs. 
    • A. 

      Signs and symptoms of a disease.

    • B. 

      An indication of basic body functioning.

    • C. 

      A part of human composition

    • D. 

      Physiology and anatomy

  • 15. 
    When body temperature falls below 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit, the person is suffering from the extreme: 
    • A. 

      Hyperthermia

    • B. 

      Hypothermia

    • C. 

      Orthopnea

    • D. 

      Dypsnea

  • 16. 
    Considered the 5th vital sign:
    • A. 

      Height and weight

    • B. 

      Respiration

    • C. 

      Body mass index

    • D. 

      Pain

  • 17. 
    Older adults have an increase in systolic pressure related to what? 
    • A. 

      Increased vessel flexibility

    • B. 

      Decreased vessel elasticity

    • C. 

      Enlarged vessel dexterity

    • D. 

      Diminished vessel porosity

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements about Fever is not true?
    • A. 

      Fever is a sign of illness.

    • B. 

      It is the same as pyrexia or hyperthermia.

    • C. 

      It is reflected through an increase of body temperature.

    • D. 

      It does not do anything to defend the body.

  • 19. 
    Which time of day would we have the lowest temperature reading? 
    • A. 

      4 pm to 6 pm

    • B. 

      4 am to 6 am

    • C. 

      8 pm to 12 midnight

    • D. 

      1 am to 4 am

  • 20. 
    A student nurse taking care of a patient with an abnormal body temperature needs more training when he/she does what? 
    • A. 

      Monitor patient's temperature at least every 4 hours or PRN

    • B. 

      Discourages a patient from drinking fluids to avoid excessive activity

    • C. 

      Cover patient with more blankets, close room doors or windows

    • D. 

      Further assess for possible site of localized infection

  • 21. 
    This condition may produce a subnormal temperature:
    • A. 

      Cerebral palsy

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Hypothyroidism

    • D. 

      Fever

  • 22. 
    In assessing a tympanic temperature in a 20-year old male patient, which of the following could result in the least accurate reading? 
    • A. 

      A plastic probe covers the tip of the thermometer

    • B. 

      The patient has been outdoor for more than 30 minutes

    • C. 

      The pinna is pulled backwards and up

    • D. 

      The lens and the probe of the device are clean and intact

  • 23. 
    When measuring the rectal temperature of an adult, how deep would the thermometer probe be inserted into the rectum?  
    • A. 

      1.5 inches

    • B. 

      2.5 inches

    • C. 

      0.5 inches

    • D. 

      1.5 centimeters

  • 24. 
    When an infant is in a side-lying position, using an electronic axillary temperature, what kind of temperature would the lower axilla record?
    • A. 

      Higher temperature

    • B. 

      Lower temperature

    • C. 

      Consistent temperature

    • D. 

      Variable temperature

  • 25. 
    In order to ensure correct placement, how should a tympanic thermometer be inserted into an adult's ear to get a correct reading? 
    • A. 

      Perpendicular to the head

    • B. 

      Pulling pinna upward

    • C. 

      Figure-8 fashion

    • D. 

      Pulling pinna downward

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