NCLEX quiz: assessments


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Nursing assessments can be tricky when you’re a nursing student or a new nurse. Many things are important, but you have to decide which things are more important. Get in some practice time with this NCLEX quiz that’s all about nursing assessments.
The ICU nurse is assessing several clients assigned to his care. Which client should receive priority of care?

If the client becomes toxic to his digitalis, he will experience which of the following symptoms?

A 55-year-old female is admitted to the emergency room complaining of indigestion and back and shoulder pain. She tells the nurse that she has taken several antacids for the past two days without relief of her symptoms. Which action would be most appropriate at this time?

Which statement, if made by the client, would cause the nurse to suspect a sacular abdominal aortic aneurysm?

The client with head trauma is admitted following a motor vehicle accident. The nurse notes 5000 ml of dilute urinary output within three hours of admission. Which finding would support a diagnosis of diabetes insipidus?

The client returns to the unit following surgery for removal of a tumor of the parathyroid gland. Where should the nurse check for bleeding?

The client has been diagnosed with pheochromocytoma. Which finding supports a diagnosis of pheochromocytoma?

Which action should receive priority if the client is experiencing Addisonian crises?

The client is admitted with acromegaly. Which sign or symptom is associated with acromegaly?

The nurse is assessing the client in the first stage of labor. The fetal heart tones are checked using a fetoscope and found to be 105–115 per minute, the contractions by palpation are every three minutes and the client is complaining of extreme pain in the lower abdomen. Which action should the nurse take at this time?

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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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