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NCLEX-PN Multiple Choice Questions

1 .       The phases of the peri-operative period, as usually identified, include which of the following? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


2 .       When assessing the client in the immediate post-anesthetic period, the nurse will pay special attention to tissue perfusion. This will be best assessed by doing which of the following things? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


3 .       The nurse is assigned to a client who has just had an appendectomy. The nurse inspects the client's dressings and the bedclothes underneath the client. The nurse is most likely checking the linens under the client for which of the following things? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


4 .       The nurse needs to be aware that clients who have just returned from a surgery in which they received spinal anesthesia need to be kept in which of the following positions for a few hours? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


5 .       The family of a client who has just received surgery involving the intestines asks when oral fluids and food can be given. You should tell the family that the physician will most likely start fluids at which of the following times? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


6 .       The post-surgical client has been NPO this shift; however, the physician orders clear liquids. Which of the following actions would be best on the part of the nurse? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


7 .       In the pre-operative period, the nurse taught the client some leg exercises. Now, in the immediate post-operative period, the nurse asks the client to do these exercises every two hours when awake. A family member wants to know the reason for these leg exercises. How should the nurse reply? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


8 .       A client asks the nurse, "Why must I do deep-breathing exercises?" How should the nurse reply? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


9 .       When working with a client with a Salem sump tube, the nurse will need to do which of the following things? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


10 .       When cleaning a sutured wound and applying a sterile dressing, the nurse must do which of the following? [Hint]

 
 
 
 






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