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NCLEX quiz: Postoperative care

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Do you think you could pass the NCLEX?

Take this quiz with these sample exam questions to see how you score!

[10 questions]

An 89-year-old male lives alone independently. Following his inguinal hernia repair, which teaching method would be most effective for postoperative and discharge teaching?





The discharge nurse observes a 5-foot 9-inch 18-year-old female following surgery. Which of the following signs might lead the nurse to place a diagnosis related to poor nutrition on this client’s chart?





When evaluating a client’s health perception-health management patterns, which of the following questions would the nurse ask the client?





A 78-year-old client has undergone a transurethral prostate resection with spinal anesthesia and now has a three-way indwelling urinary catheter with continuous irrigation, through which he has already received 4 liters of room temperature irrigation. Which intervention is most important at this time?





A nurse in the postanesthesia care unit notes that a client’s left pupil is larger than the right pupil. The nurse should:





The postsurgical floor receives a postoperative patient. The nurse should assess for a patent airway and stable vital signs, and then:





A client who is 6 hours post-gastrectomy refuses to perform deep breathing and coughing exercises. The nurse should:





After admission to the postsurgical floor following a bowel resection, a client’s urine output drops from 40 mL/hr to 18 mL/hr. Which of the following is the most likely cause of decreased urine output in this client?





Immediately following an arthroscopy of a knee, the nurse should evaluate all of the following parameters on this client every 15 minutes EXCEPT:





A 48-year-old male client had surgery to correct esophageal varices. Six hours after surgery, his vital signs were pulse 86, respirations 24, blood pressure 142/74, pulse oximetry 92%, temperature 100.2 F (38 C). What should the nurse do first?







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