NCLEX quiz: Cardiac arrest!


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Patients with heart disease could be admitted to just about any floor or unit in the hospital. With this in mind, let’s see how you do with cardiac questions.

The client is admitted to the intensive care area following a coronary artery bypass graft. The nurse caring for the client manages the fluid volume status by checking the central venous pressure and finds a reading of 4 mm Hg. Which action should the nurse take at this time?

The client with hypertension is being treated with diuretics and beta blockers for his hypertension. While taking beta blockers, the client should:

The client with hypercholesterolemia has an order to decrease the amount of cholesterol in his diet. Which cooking oil contains the most cholesterol?

The client has been prescribed simvastatin (Zocor) for control of his hypercholesterolemia. When taking this medication, the client should be taught to:

Which of the following is an untoward effect of angiotensin-converting agents that should be reported to the doctor?

The client with arteriosclerosis is scheduled for a cardiac catheterization. Which of the following is the primary responsibility of the nurse prior to the procedure?

The client returns to the intensive care unit following a coronary artery bypass graft. The nurse notes that the client is suddenly experiencing shortness of breath with muffled heart sounds. The blood pressure is 90/40, and the pulse rate is 110 beats per minute. Which action is most appropriate initially?

The client is admitted with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Which finding supports the diagnosis of left-sided congestive heart failure?

The client is admitted with possible thrombophlebitis. Which action should be priority?

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Marijke Durning

Marijke is a professional writer who began her working career as a registered nurse over 25 years ago. After working in clinical areas ranging from rehab to intensive care, as a floor nurse to a supervisor, she found she could combine her extensive health knowledge with her love of writing. Although she has been published in a wide variety of publications for professionals and the general public, her passion is writing for the every day person to promote health literacy.

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7 Responses to NCLEX quiz: Cardiac arrest!

  1. Sandie

    Congratulations – you have completed NCLEX quiz: Cardiac arrest! You scored 9 out of 9. Your performance have been rated as ‘Unbeatable~~ Yea for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. eleanor

    nice to know that at least once in a while i get to update myself with the questions you are posting.thank you so much.

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  4. laurice anne

    its great!its really help me tp paSs the NCLEx exam,,it becomes more easier..

  5. this is nice..can you update more..thanks

  6. lenlen

    this is great! thanks for the quiz.. it will help me to pass the exam.

  7. Paul Haidet

    The client is admitted with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Which finding supports the diagnosis of left-sided congestive heart failure?
    Pitting edema 3+
    Jugular vein distention

    Jugular vein distention is a sign of Right-sided heart failure, not left-sided. The correct answer should be Fatigue, or Shortness of Breath.

    Good quiz, otherwise :)))