NCLEX practice exam XVI

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[12 questions]

The nurse is caring for a client scheduled for a surgical repair of a saccular abdominal aortic aneurysm. Which assessment is most crucial during the preoperative period?

A client in the cardiac step-down unit requires suctioning for excess mucous secretions. The dysrhythmia most commonly seen during suctioning is:

The nurse is performing discharge instruction to a client with an implantable defibrillator. What discharge instruction is essential?

Six hours after birth, the infant is found to have an area of swelling over the right parietal area that does not cross the suture line. The nurse should chart this finding as:

A removal of the left lower lobe of the lung is performed on a client with lung cancer. Which post-operative measure would usually be included in the plan?

The nurse is caring for a client with laryngeal cancer. Which finding ascertained in the health history would not be common for this diagnosis?

The nurse is caring for a new mother. The mother asks why her baby has lost weight since he was born. The best explanation of the weight loss is:

The nurse is performing discharge teaching on a client with diverticulitis who has been placed on a low-roughage diet. Which food would have to be eliminated from this client’s diet?

A client has rectal cancer and is scheduled for an abdominal perineal resection. What should be the priority nursing care during the post-op period?

The nurse is assisting a client with diverticulosis to select appropriate foods. Which food should be avoided?

A six-month-old client is admitted with possible intussusception. Which question during the nursing history is least helpful in obtaining information regarding this diagnosis?

The nurse is caring for a client with epilepsy who is being treated with carbamazepine (Tegretol). Which laboratory value might indicate a serious side effect of this drug?

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NCLEX-RN Practice Questions Exam Cram, 3rd Edition 

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