Welcome to your NCLEX practice questions quiz and reviewer for gastrointestinal disorders. In this nursing test bank, test your competence on the diseases that affect the digestive, biliary, and more. This exam aims to provide a better understanding of the importance of providing patients with appropriate care following gastrointestinal procedures and addressing both physical and emotional issues to assist the patient’s continuing care. Accomplish this exam and do good on your NCLEX!
Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice Quiz
This section contains the practice problems and questions about gastrointestinal disorders and their nursing management. This nursing test bank set includes 300+ questions partitioned into two parts. The topics included are pancreatitis, ostomy care, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, liver failure, liver disorders, appendicitis, hiatal hernia, esophageal disorders, hepatitis, and more.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 50 Questions
- Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #4: 50 Questions
- Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #5: 50 Questions
- Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #6: 50 Questions
- Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #7: 35 Questions
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Question 1 of 50
Nurse Berlinda is assigned to a 41-year-old client who has a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. The nurse reviews the laboratory result, anticipating a laboratory report that indicates a serum amylase level of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
A male client who is recovering from surgery has been advanced from a clear liquid diet to a full liquid diet. The client is looking forward to the diet change because he has been “bored” with the clear liquid diet. The nurse would offer which full liquid item to the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
Nurse Juvy is caring for a client with cirrhosis of the liver. To minimize the effects of the disorder, the nurse teaches the client about foods that are high in thiamine. The nurse determines that the client has the best understanding of the dietary measures to follow if the client states an intention to increase the intake of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
Nurse Oliver checks for residual before administering a bolus tube feeding to a client with a nasogastric tube and obtains a residual amount of 150 mL. What is the appropriate action for the nurse to take?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
A nurse is inserting a nasogastric tube in an adult male client. During the procedure, the client begins to cough and has difficulty breathing. Which of the following is the appropriate nursing action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
Nurse Ryan is assessing for correct placement of a nasogastric tube. The nurse aspirates the stomach contents and checks the contents for pH. The nurse verifies correct tube placement if which pH value is noted?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
A nurse is preparing to remove a nasogastric tube from a female client. The nurse should instruct the client to do which of the following just before the nurse removes the tube?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
Nurse Joy is preparing to administer medication through a nasogastric tube that is connected to suction. To administer the medication, the nurse would:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
A nurse is preparing to care for a female client with esophageal varices who just had a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube inserted. The nurse gathers supplies, knowing that which of the following items must be kept at the bedside at all times?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
Dr. Smith has determined that the client with hepatitis has contracted the infection from contaminated food. The nurse understands that this client is most likely experiencing what type of hepatitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
A client is suspected of having hepatitis. Which diagnostic test result will assist in confirming this diagnosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the physician’s orders written for a male client admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. Which physician order should the nurse question if noted on the client’s chart?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
A female client being seen in a physician’s office has just been scheduled for a barium swallow the next day. The nurse writes down which instruction for the client to follow before the test?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
The nurse is performing an abdominal assessment and inspects the skin of the abdomen. The nurse performs which assessment technique next?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
Polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution (GoLYTELY) is prescribed for the female client scheduled for a colonoscopy. The client begins to experience diarrhea following the administration of the solution. What action by the nurse is appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
The nurse is caring for a male client with a diagnosis of chronic gastritis. The nurse monitors the client knowing that this client is at risk for which vitamin deficiency?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the medication record of a female client with acute gastritis. Which medication, if noted on the client’s record, would the nurse question?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
The nurse is assessing a male client 24 hours following a cholecystectomy. The nurse noted that the T-tube has drained 750 mL of green-brown drainage since the surgery. Which nursing intervention is appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
The nurse is monitoring a female client with a diagnosis of peptic ulcer. Which assessment findings would most likely indicate perforation of the ulcer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
A male client with a peptic ulcer is scheduled for a vagotomy and the client asks the nurse about the purpose of this procedure. Which response by the nurse best describes the purpose of a vagotomy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
The nurse is caring for a female client following a Billroth II procedure. Which postoperative order should the nurse question and verify?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a male client following gastrectomy and instructs the client to take which measure to assist in preventing dumping syndrome?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
The nurse is monitoring a female client for the early signs and symptoms of dumping syndrome. Which of the following indicate this occurrence?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
The nurse is preparing a discharge teaching plan for the male client who had umbilical hernia repair. What should the nurse include in the plan?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
The nurse is instructing the male client who has an inguinal hernia repair how to reduce postoperative swelling following the procedure. What should the nurse tell the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
The nurse is caring for a hospitalized female client with a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. Which finding, if noted on assessment of the client, would the nurse report to the physician?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
The nurse is caring for a male client postoperatively following the creation of a colostomy. Which nursing diagnosis should the nurse include in the plan of care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the record of a female client with Crohn’s disease. Which stool characteristics should the nurse expect to note documented in the client’s record?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
The nurse is performing colostomy irrigation on a male client. During the irrigation, the client begins to complain of abdominal cramps. What is the appropriate nursing action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
The nurse is teaching a female client how to perform a colostomy irrigation. To enhance the effectiveness of the irrigation and fecal returns, what measure should the nurse instruct the client to do?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
For a client in hepatic coma, which outcome would be the most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
Jordin is a client with jaundice who is experiencing pruritus. Which nursing intervention would be included in the care plan for the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
Marie, a 51-year-old woman, is diagnosed with cholecystitis. Which diet, when selected by the client, indicates that the nurse’s teaching has been successful?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
The hospital administrator had undergone percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. Which assessment finding indicates complication after the operation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
When planning home care for a client with hepatitis A, which preventive measure should be emphasized to protect the client’s family?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
For Jayvin who is taking antacids, which instruction would be included in the teaching plan?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Which clinical manifestation would the nurse expect a client diagnosed with acute cholecystitis to exhibit?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
Pierre, who is diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, is under the care of Nurse Bryan. Which intervention should the nurse include in the care plan for the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
When teaching a client about pancreatic function, the nurse understands that pancreatic lipase performs which function?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
A 52-year-old man was referred to the clinic due to increased abdominal girth. He is diagnosed with ascites by the presence of a fluid thrill and shifting dullness on percussion. After administering diuretic therapy, which nursing action would be most effective in ensuring safe care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
Which assessment finding indicates that lactulose is effective in decreasing the ammonia level in the client with hepatic encephalopathy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
Nurse Farrah is providing care for Kristoff who has jaundice. Which statement indicates that the nurse understands the rationale for instituting skin care measures for the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
Which rationale supports explaining the placement of an esophageal tamponade tube in a client who is hemorrhaging?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
For Rico who has chronic pancreatitis, which nursing intervention would be most helpful?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
Mr. Hasakusa is in end-stage liver failure. Which interventions should the nurse implement when addressing hepatic encephalopathy? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
For a client with hepatic cirrhosis who has altered clotting mechanisms, which intervention would be most important?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
A client with advanced cirrhosis has been diagnosed with hepatic encephalopathy. The nurse expects to assess for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
A client diagnosed with chronic cirrhosis who has ascites and pitting peripheral edema also has hepatic encephalopathy. Which of the following nursing interventions are appropriate to prevent skin breakdown? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
Which of the following will the nurse include in the care plan for a client hospitalized with viral hepatitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
Spironolactone (Aldactone) is prescribed for a client with chronic cirrhosis and ascites. The nurse should monitor the client for which of the following medication-related side effects?CorrectIncorrect
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