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NCLEX-PN Multiple Choice Questions

1 .       Which of the following clients would be most at risk of hypothermia? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


2 .       A nurse getting report at the beginning of shift learns that an assigned client has hyperpyrexia. The nurse realizes that this client is experiencing which of the following signs or symptoms? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


3 .       You are ready to take the client's oral temperature. You ask this client how long it has been since drinking something hot or cold or smoking. The client admits having just drunk a cup of hot coffee. You will wait how long before taking the temperature? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


4 .       In which of the following clients is a rectal temperature most usually contraindicated? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


5 .       When taking a radial pulse for half a minute, the nurse finds it to be irregular. Which of the following would be best for the nurse to do next? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


6 .       The nurse wants to check the popliteal pulse. This pulse can be better palpated if the nurse does which of the following things? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


7 .       The nurse positioning a client after surgery will take into account that the position, which most often predisposes a client to physiologic processes that suppress respiration, is which of the following positions? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


8 .       The nurse is taking the client's blood pressure. The physician asks for the pulse pressure. To obtain the pulse pressure, the nurse will have to do which of the following things? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


9 .       The nurse notices that the client has a hematocrit of 70 percent. This level of hematocrit will most likely affect the vital signs in which of the following ways? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


10 .       The nurse finds that a newborn has a mean systolic pressure of 75 mmHg. How would this blood pressure be best described? [Hint]

 
 
 
 






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