Friday, June 11, 2010

July 2010 Nursing Board Exam Review Questions on Fundamentals of Nursing Part 3

1.    Nurse Brenda is teaching a patient about a newly prescribed drug. What could cause a geriatric patient to have difficulty retaining knowledge about prescribed medications?

2.    When examining a patient with abdominal pain the nurse in charge should assess:

3.    The nurse is assessing a postoperative adult patient. Which of the following should the nurse document as subjective data?

4.    A male patient has a soft wrist-safety device. Which assessment finding should the nurse consider abnormal?

5.    Which of the following planes divides the body longitudinally into anterior and posterior regions?

6.    A female patient with a terminal illness is in denial. Indicators of denial include:

7.    The nurse in charge is transferring a patient from the bed to a chair. Which action does the nurse take during this patient transfer?

8.    A female patient who speaks a little English has emergency gallbladder surgery, during discharge preparation, which nursing action would best help this patient understand wound care instruction?

9.    Before administering the evening dose of a prescribed medication, the nurse on the evening shift finds an unlabeled, filled syringe in the patient’s medication drawer. What should the nurse in charge do?

10.    When administering drug therapy to a male geriatric patient, the nurse must stay especially alert for adverse effects. Which factor makes geriatric patients to adverse drug effects?

11.    A female patient is being discharged after cataract surgery. After providing medication teaching, the nurse asks the patient to repeat the instructions. The nurse is performing which professional role?

12.    A female patient exhibits signs of heightened anxiety. Which response by the nurse is most likely to reduce the patient’s anxiety?

13.    A scrub nurse in the operating room has which responsibility?

14.    A patient is in the bathroom when the nurse enters to give a prescribed medication. What should the nurse in charge do?

15.    The physician orders heparin, 7,500 units, to be administered subcutaneously every 6 hours. The vial reads 10,000 units per millilitre. The nurse should anticipate giving how much heparin for each dose?

16.    The nurse in charge measures a patient’s temperature at 102 degrees F. what is the equivalent Centigrade temperature?

17.    To evaluate a patient for hypoxia, the physician is most likely to order which laboratory test?

18.    The nurse uses a stethoscope to auscultate a male patient’s chest. Which statement about a stethoscope with a bell and diaphragm is true?

19.    A male patient is to be discharged with a prescription for an analgesic that is a controlled substance. During discharge teaching, the nurse should explain that the patient must fill this prescription how soon after the date on which it was written?

20.    Which human element considered by the nurse in charge during assessment can affect drug administration?

21.    When explaining the initiation of I.V. therapy to a 2-year-old child, the nurse should:

22.    All of the following parts of the syringe are sterile except the:

23.    The best way to instill eye drops is to:

24.    The difference between an 18G needle and a 25G needle is the needle’s:

25.    A patient receiving an anticoagulant should be assessed for signs of:

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