Pediatric Emergency Nursing #5

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Pediatric Emergency Nursing #5 - Quiz

Doctors are believed to be helpful in the society as they save lives through their work but the nurses are as important. The quiz below on pediatric emergency nursing #5 tests all there is to know on the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     In infants with hydrocephalus, the early signs of ventricular shunt malfunction are:
    • A. 

      A high-pitched cry, colic, and pupillary changes

    • B. 

      A tense fontanelle, vomiting, and irritability.

    • C. 

      Anorexia, and changes in pulse and respiration.

    • D. 

      Headaches, lethargy, and a loss of appetite.

  • 2. 
    A pediatric ED nurse, who is caring for a 12-year-old patient with septic shock, perceives a potential complication of fluid resuscitation upon noting:
    • A. 

      A heart rate of 50 beats/min

    • B. 

      A temperature of 102o F (38.8o C).

    • C. 

      Complaints of leg pain.

    • D. 

      Rales and rhonchi by auscultation.

  • 3. 
    Which initial question directed to the parent assists the pediatric nurse in obtaining a patient's health history?
    • A. 

      “Are your child's immunizations up to date?"

    • B. 

      “Is your child allergic to anything?"

    • C. 

      “What brings you here today?"

    • D. 

      “What is the child's problem?"

  • 4. 
    An adolescent, with chronic asthma, who has been hospitalized several times during the winter with severe asthmatic exacerbations confides, “I wish I could stay here in the hospital because every time that I go home, I get sick again!” The pediatric nurse's best response is:
    • A. 

      “I think that you should consider participating on a swim team to improve your pulmonary function."

    • B. 

      “Let's talk about preventing and managing your asthma on a daily basis at home."

    • C. 

      “Why don't I speak with your parents about what they are doing at home to help control your asthma?"

    • D. 

      “Your insurance company does not pay for any additional days of hospitalization that are not medically necessary."

  • 5. 
    After receiving an immunization for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, a child develops swelling and tenderness at the injection site, a low-grade fever, and malaise. The pediatric ED nurse informs the child's parents that:
    • A. 

      the reaction is severe enough that they should bring the child to an emergency department

    • B. 

      they should delay future immunizations until the child is seen by an allergist.

    • C. 

      this is a mild reaction, and teaches them how to manage it.

    • D. 

      this is an appropriate reaction, and instructs them to do nothing.

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