Would you pass the NCLEX? Part III

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Passing the NCLEX exam is one of the most important steps en route to becoming a nurse.

Use this quiz (third in the series) as a study guide to see how you would fare on the real test.

Here are first and second quizzes in this series.


1. Situation– Mr. Dizon, 84 years old, brought to the Emergency Room for complaint of hypertension, flushed face, severe headache, and nausea. You are doing the initial assessment of vital signs. You are to measure the client’s initial blood pressure reading by doing all of the following EXCEPT:





A pulse oximeter is attached to Mr. Dizon’s finger to:





In which type of shock does the patient experiences a mismatch of blood flow to the cells?





The preferred route of administration of medication in the most acute care situations is which of the following routes?





After a few hours in the Emergency Room, Mr. Dizon is admitted to the ward with an order of hourly monitoring of blood pressure. The nurse finds that the cuff is too narrow and this will cause the blood pressure reading to be:





Through the client’s health history, you gather that Mr. Dizon smokes and drinks coffee. When taking the blood pressure of a client who recently smoked or drank coffee, how long should the nurse wait before taking the client’s blood pressure for accurate reading?





While the client has pulse oximeter on his fingertip, you notice that the sunlight is shining on the area where the oximeter is. Your action will be to:





When taking blood pressure reading, the cuff should be:





To ensure client safety before starting blood transfusions the following are needed before the procedure can be done EXCEPT:





Mr. Bruno asks what the “normal” allowable salt intake is. Your best response to Mr. Bruno is:





Which of the following methods is the best method for determining nasogastric tube placement in the stomach?





Which of the following is the most important risk factor for development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?





When performing endotracheal suctioning, the nurse applies suctioning while withdrawing and gently rotating the catheter 360 degrees for which of the following time periods?





The nurse auscultates the apex beat at which of the following anatomical locations?





Which of the following terms describes the amount of blood ejected per heartbeat?





You are to apply a transdermal patch of nitoglycerin to your client. The following are important guidelines to observe EXCEPT:





The GAUGE size in ET tubes determines:





The nurse is correct in performing suctioning when she applies the suction intermittently during:





The purpose of the cuff in Tracheostomy tube is to:





Which priority nursing diagnosis is applicable for a patient with indwelling urinary catheter?





An incontinent elderly client frequently wets his bed and eventually develop redness and skin excoriation at the perianal area. The best nursing goal for this client is to:







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