EXN105B-2

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  1. A patient is admitted with a potassium level of 5.9 mEq/L. Which medication should the nurse anticipate administering to this patient?
    A) Humulin N insulin
    B) naloxone hydrochloride (Narcan)
    C) calcium gluconate
    D) sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)
    D) sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)
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  2. Which clinical manifestation is indicative of fluid volume excess?
    A) postural hypotension
    B) thread pulse
    C) adventitious breath sounds
    D) elevated hemoglobin levels
    C) adventitious breath sounds
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  3. Which electrolyte imbalance may develop as a result of chronic diarrhea?
    A) hyperkalemia
    B) hypercalcemia
    C) hyponatremia
    D) hypomagnesemia
    D) hypomagnesemia
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  4. Which finding indicates adequate fluid volume in a client with hypovolemic shock?
    A) urinary output of at least 0.5 mL/kg/hr
    B) negative urine glucose
    C) urine pH greater than 7.5
    D) urine specific gravity of 1.090
    A) urinary output of at least 0.5 mL/kg/hr
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  5. What type of IV should not be used in a patient with increased intracranial pressure?
    A) 5% dextrose in water
    B) lactated Ringer's
    C) 5% dextrose in 0.45% sodium chloride
    D) 0.9 normal saline
    A) 5% dextrose in water
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  6. Which serum electrolyte value will be elevated in a patient with diabetes insipidus?
    A) sodium
    B) magnesium
    C) potassium
    D) calcium
    A) sodium
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  7. Which nursing intervention is a priority in the plan of care for a patient receiving the loop diuretic furosemide (Lasix)?
    A) Teach the patient to recongnize the symptoms of hyperkalemia.
    B) Assess the patient for postural hypotension
    C) Encourage the patient to drink 3,500 mL of fluids.
    D) Check the patient's urine sodium.
    B) Assess the patient for postural hypotension.
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  8. Which finding should the nurse expect to find in a patient with dehydration?
    A) elevated temperature
    B) jugular vein distention
    C) moist crackles
    D) increased urine specific gravity
    D) increased urine specific gravity
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  9. Treatment with which type of pharmacologic agent may result in sodium and water imbalance?
    A) glucocorticoid
    B) bronchodilator
    C) antihistamine
    D) antibiotic
    A) glucocorticold
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  10. Which assessment findings indicates that a patient with fluid volume deficit has regained normal hydration status?
    A) The patient has lost weight.
    B) The patient has output of 30 to 45 mL per hour.
    C) The patient has decreased tissue turgor.
    D) The patient has increased hematocrit.
    B) The patient has output of 30 to 45 mL per hour.
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  11. What is the function of the hormone aldosterone?
    A) to regulate the retention of sodium
    B) to stimulate the production of renin
    C) to regulate the absorption of potassium
    D) to stimulate the production of antidiuretic hormone
    A) to regulate the retention of sodium
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  12. The physician's order reads, "Administer one unit of packed red blood cells over three hours intravenously." The amount to be infused is 240 mL. The IV tubing delivers 10 gtt per mL. The intravenous drip rate should be regulated at the rate of how many gtt/min?
    A) 24 to 26
    B) 7 to 8
    C) 16 to 20
    D) 13 to 14
    D) 13 to 14
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  13. Which is a cause of metabolic alkalosis?
    A) airway obstruction
    B) gastric suction
    C) hypokalemia
    D) starvation
    B) gastric suction
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  14. Which sign would support a nursing diagnosis of fluid volume excess?
    A) dry mucous membranes
    B) distended jugular veins
    C) dark amber urine
    D) poor skin turgor
    B) distended jugular veins
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  15. How should the nurse assess for Chvostek's sign in a client with hypocalcemia?
    A) Inflate the blood pressure cuff and observe for spasms of the fingers.
    B) Tap over the facial nerve in front of the ear and observe for facial contractions.
    C) Press a safety pin on the lower extremities and observe for sensation changes.
    D) Auscultate the heart for one minute and listen for an arterial gallop.
    B) Tap over the facial nerve in front of the ear and observe for facial contractions.
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  16. What percentage of the average male adult's body in water?
    A) 60
    B) 25
    C) 30
    D) 75
    A) 60
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  17. Why can an adult tolerate the effects of prolonged vomiting better than an infant who is under the age of two?
    A) a proportionately smaller body surface area
    B) the ability to excrete concentrated urine.
    C) a higher metabolic rate
    D) a proportionately large volume of water
    A) a proportionately smaller body surface area
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  18. A patient is to receive an infusion of half-strength saline. Which percentage of sodium chloride should the solution contain?
    A) 3.0%
    B) 0.9%
    C) 0.22%
    D) 0.45%
    D) 0.45%
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  19. A six week old infant is admitted to the hospital with a history of diarrhea. The nurse should monitor the infant most closely for which acid-base imbalance?
    A) metabolic acidosis
    B) metabolic alkalosis
    C) respiratory alkalosis
    D) respiratory acidosis
    A) metabolic acidosis
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  20. A patient who is unconscious is admitted to the emergency department. Arterial blood gas levels indicate pH 7.5 high bicarbonate level, high carbon dioxide level, and tetany. These finding indicate which acid-base imbalance?
    A) respiratory alkalosis
    B) metabolic alkalosis
    C) respiratory acidosis
    D) metabolic acidosis
    B) metabolic alkalosis
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  21. How many mL is the desirable amount of fluid intake and loss for a toddler in 24 hours?
    A) 1,000 mL
    B) 3,500 mL
    C) 1,500 mL
    D) 2,500 mL
    C) 1,500 mL
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  22. A patient is receiving a thiazide diuretic for treatment of fluid volume excess related to hypernatremia. Which observation would indicate that the mediation is having the desired effect?
    A) weight gain of three pounds
    B) decrease in urinary output
    C) increase in pulse rate
    D) decreased in blood pressure
    D) decreased in blood pressure
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  23. Which solution should be administered to rehydrate the cells of a patient with severe cellular dehydration?
    A) 0.45% saline
    B) lactated Ringer's
    C) 5% dextrose in normal saline
    D) 5% dextrose in lactated Ringer's
    A) 0.45% saline
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  24. Which statement by a patient who needs to limit intake of sodium indicates the need for further instruction?
    A) "I'm glad that I'll be able to continue eating cheddar cheese."
    B) "I will avoid eating foods that taste salty."
    C) "I don't like sparkling water, so it's no big deal if I can't have it."
    D) "I hate giving up bacon, but I guess it's worth it."
    A) "I'm glad that I'll be able to continue eating cheddar cheese."
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  25. A positive Trousseau's sign would be assessed in which electrolyte imbalance?
    A) hyperkalemia
    B) hypercalcemia
    C) hyponatremia
    D) hypocalcemia
    D) hypocalcemia
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  26. Which action should the nurse implement for a patient whose arterial blood gases are pH 7.48, PaCO2 decreased, and HCO3 normal?
    A) Encourage a patient to cough up secretions.
    B) Assist the patient to breathe into a paper bag.
    C) Administer prn antacid.
    D) Administer ordered antianxiety medication.
    B) Assist the patient to breathe into a paper bag.
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  27. A patient may be susceptible to developing hypervolemia after which intravenous therapy?
    A) 0.45% NaCL
    B) total parenteral nutrition
    C) 5% dextrose in lactated Ringer's
    D) 5% dextrose in water
    C) 5% dextrose in lactated Ringer's
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  28. Which finding should the nurse expect in a 70 year old patient admitted with a diagnosis of fluid volume excess?
    A) severe headache
    B) thirst
    C) weak, rapid pulse
    D) increased blood pressure
    D) increased blood pressure
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  29. Which nursing action should be most effective in helping an older adult to replace fluids lost secondary to an elevated temperature?
    A) Emphasize the importance of adequate sodium intake.
    B) Encourage the patient to drink a liter of water
    C) Plan a schedule for intake of preferred fluids.
    D) Request an order for IV and electrolyte replacement.
    C) Plan a schedule for intake of preferred fluids.
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  30. A woman in her second trimester of pregnancy states that she is unable to resist a craving for laundry starch and eats as much as three pounds a day. Which should the nurse designate as a priority nursing diagnosis?
    A) diarrhea related to ingestion of laundry starch
    B) altered nutrition: more than body requirements
    C) altered thought processess
    D) risk for altered tissue perfusion related to practice of pica
    D) risk for altered tissue perfusion related to practice of pica
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  31. Which food contains the greatest amount of beta-carotene and vitamin C?
    A) chicken
    B) cheese
    C) cantaloupe
    D) celery
    C) cantaloupe
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  32. Which nursing assessment should receive priority for a patient who is receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN)?
    A) hemoglobin level
    B) electrolyte levels
    C) elimination status
    D) neurological status
    B) electrolyte levels
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  33. A mother of three young children complains of feeling tired and run down. She indicates that she has started to take a multivitamin. What explanation should the nurse give to explain the patient's persistent symptoms of fatigue?
    A) A fat-soluble vitamin supplement would provide more energy.
    B) One pill cannot provide the recommended daily allowances for vitamins.
    C) The body has difficulty absorbing synthetic nutrient sources.
    D) Energy is only provided by carbohydrates, fat, and protein..
    D) Energy is only provided by carbohydrates, fat, and protein.
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  34. According to the Food Guide Pyramid, how many servings from the bread, cereal, rice, and pasta group are recommended each day?
    A) five
    B) one
    C) seven
    D) three
    C) seven
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  35. An adult is at a healthy weight of 150 lb (68.0 kg) and consumes an average of 2,300 kcalories per day. Based on current recommendations, what is the maxium recommended daily intake of grams of fat per day for this adult?
    a) 30
    b) 69
    c) 77
    d) 150
    • c) 77
    • 2,300 x 30% = 690 divide by 9 = 77
  36. Which is the priority nursing consideration for the patient who requires a gastrostomy feeding?
    A) Position patient upright after feeding.
    B) Teach patient to administer feeding.
    C) Flush tube with water as needed.
    D) Assess condition of peristomal skin.
    A) Position patient upright after feeding.
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  37. The intrinsic factor in gastric juices is necessary for the absorption of which B vitamin?
    A) biotin
    B) folate
    C) cobalamin
    D) thiamine
    C) cobalamin
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  38. Parents tell the nurse that they often cannot afford to serve meat to their family. Which food combination should the nurse recommend to provide the family with adequate protein intake?
    A) corn and beans
    B) potatoes and peas
    C) rice and macaroni
    D) brown rice and beets
    A) corn and beans
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  39. Which action will prevent rebound hypoglycemia when a patient's total parenteral nutrition (TPN) solution is being discontinued?
    A) Administer insulin subcutaneously before meals and at bedtime.
    B) Gradually reduce the rate at which the TPN solution is infusing.
    C) Increase the concentration of glucose in the TPN solution.
    D) Infuse 5% dextrose in a peripheral IV line concurrently with the TPN solution.
    B) Gradually reduce the rate of which the TPN solution is infusing.
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  40. Which food is a source of complete protein?
    A) eggs
    B) peanut butter
    C) pasta
    D) black-eyed peas
    A) eggs
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  41. Which food should be included in a lactovegetarian diet to ensure adequate protein intake?
    A) beef
    B) cheese
    C) green beans
    D) apples
    B) cheese
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  42. Negative nitrogen balance often occurs as a result of which dietary pattern?
    A) low protein intake
    B) high iron intake
    C) low fat intake
    D) high carbohydrate intake
    A) low protein intake
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  43. A patient says, "I use mineral oil as a laxative." The nurse should discourage the use of mineral oil laxatives since it can lead to the malabsorption of which vitamin?
    A) B12
    B) B6
    C) C
    D) A
    D) A
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  44. A low total lymphocyte count is a sign of deficiency of what nutrient?
    A) protein
    B) lipid
    C) water
    D) vitamin
    A) protein
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  45. An older adult's strong preference for sweet and salty foods most likely reflects which normal change associated with aging?
    A) decreased peristaltic activity
    B) Lowering of the blood osmotic pressure
    C) atrophy of the taste buds
    D) reduction in the renal reabsorption of sodium
    C) atrophy of the taste buds
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  46. To lose one pound per week, a patient needs to decrease food intake by how many kcalories per day?
    A) 750
    B) 1,000
    C) 500
    D) 250
    C) 500
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  47. Where does the digestion of carbohydrates begin?
    A) mouth
    B) esophagus
    C) stomach
    D) small intestine
    A) mouth
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  48. Which lunch selection is appropriate for a patient who adheres to a kosher diet?
    A) shrimp salad sandwich
    B) boiled ham sandwich
    C) egg salad sandwich
    D) pastrami and cheese sandwich
    C) egg salad sandwich
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  49. Which nursing intervention is critical for the patient who is receiving intermittent nasogastric tube feedings?
    A) Assist the client to a left lateral position before the feeding.
    B) Verify tube placement before each feeding.
    C) Refrigerate the feeding until ready to administer.
    D) Administer the feeding using an electronic feeding pump.
    B) Verify tube placement before each feeding.
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  50. Type O is considered the "universal donor" blood type because of which characteristic?
    A) compatibility of the Rh factors
    B) the lack of A and B antigens
    C) the presence of Rh antibodies
    D) prevalence in the population
    B) the lack of A and B antigens
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