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NCLEX practice exam – set 2 – pediatric cardiology and pulmonology


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Do you think you could pass the NCLEX?

Take this quiz with these sample exam questions on pediatric cardiology and pulmonology to see how you score!

[10 questions]

Which of the following should the nurse include in a discharge teaching plan for parents of a child who has undergone cardiac catheterization for a ventricular septal defect (VSD)?

A 2-year-old child with tetralogy of Fallot becomes upset during a routine blood draw. The child turns blue and the respiratory rate increases to 45 breaths per minute. Which of the following interventions should the nurse do first?

Which of the following is an initial sign of carditis in a child diagnosed with rheumatic fever?

An adolescent with a history of asthma reports feeling chest pain to the school nurse. The nurse determines the adolescent has not had asthmatic problems in years. Which of the following should the nurse do next?

A child diagnosed with asthma states she would like to join a school sports team. Which sport would be most appropriate?

Which of the following foods would not be appropriate for a client with cystic fibrosis?

A child with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is receiving ribavirin (Virazole), and requires an oxygen tent. Which precaution will the nurse specifically take while caring for the child?

Which child is at greatest risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

The nurse finds a 4-year-old child not breathing. Which intervention should the nurse do first?

A 3-year-old child is brought to the emergency room. The child’s mouth is open, and he is drooling and lethargic. The mother reports these symptoms began suddenly within the last 2 hours. Which intervention should the nurse perform first?


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