Anatomy and Physiology
Fundamentals of Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing
Community Health Nursing
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Fundamentals of Nursing Test - 26
Fundamentals of Nursing
Test - 26
1. Which of the following is the best method to confirm placement of the nasogastric tube:
Checking patient’s ability to talk
Aspiration of intestinal content
Introducing air and auscultating
X-ray of chest and abdomen
2. Which of the following drugs will be administered to treat anaphylaxis?
3. Radiation burns occur as a result of:
Sunburn, radiotherapy and radiation
Excessive exposure to heat
Radiation and acids
4. Superficial burns affect:
The underlying muscle
5. First aid for minor burns of the limbs includes:
Elevating the limb
Application of ice
Reducing the heat by placing the affected limb under cold running water
6. Osseocutaneous skin flap is also called a:
7. The nurse is changing the ties of the client with a tracheotomy. The safest method of changing the tracheotomy ties is to:
Hold the tracheotomy with the nondominant hand while removing the old tie.
Apply the new tie before removing the old one.
Have a helper present.
Ask the doctor to suture the tracheostomy in place.
8. The nurse is monitoring a client following a lung resection. The hourly output from the chest tube was 300mL. The nurse should give priority to:
Slowing the intravenous infusion
Milking the tube to ensure patency
Notifying the physician
Turning the client to the left side
9. The nurse notes the following on the ECG monitor. The nurse would evaluate the cardiac arrhythmia as:
A sinus rhythm
10. Which action by the healthcare worker indicates a need for further teaching?
The nurse wears gloves to monitor the IV infusion rate.
The nurse washes his hands after changing a dressing.
The nursing assistant ambulates the elderly client using a gait belt.
The nurse wears goggles while performing a venopuncture.
11. The nurse is teaching the mother regarding treatment for pedicalosis capitis. Which instruction should be given regarding the medication?
Medication therapy will continue for one year.
Bed linens should be washed in hot water.
Treatment is not recommended for children less than 10 years of age.
Intravenous antibiotic therapy will be ordered.
12. A client has autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura. To determine the client’s response to treatment, the nurse would monitor:
Partial prothrombin time (PTT)
White blood cell count
13. The physician has prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) for a client with erosive gastritis. The nurse should administer the medication:
In a single dose at bedtime
With each meal
30 minutes before a meal
30 minutes after meals
14. When the nurse checks the fundus of a client on the first postpartum day, she notes that the fundus is firm, is at the level of the umbilicus, and is displaced to the right. The next action the nurse should take is to:
Determine whether an oxytocic drug was given.
Check for the expulsion of small clots.
Check the client for bladder distention.
Assess the blood pressure for hypotension.
15. Which of the following stages of dying is usually the final stage-
16. The earliest identifying sign for a developing pressure sore is a localized _______.
Coolness to touch
Loss of sensation
Change in color
17. Death of a partner results in the loss of a
All of the above
18. The nurse is to administer a cleansing enema to a client scheduled for colon surgery. Which client position would be appropriate?
19. A nursing care delivery system where the assigned nurse at 24 hrs. responsibility for a patient care is?
20. The right or power of a person to command other people is?