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
A patient with chronic alcohol abuse is admitted with liver failure. You closely monitor the patient’s blood pressure because of which change that is associated with liver failure?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
You’re assessing the stoma of a patient with a healthy, well-healed colostomy. You expect the stoma to appear:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
You’re caring for a patient with a sigmoid colostomy. The stool from this colostomy is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
You’re advising a 21 y.o. with a colostomy who reports problems with flatus. What food should you recommend?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
You have to teach ostomy self-care to a patient with a colostomy. You tell the patient to measure and cut the wafer:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
You’re performing an abdominal assessment on Brent who is 52 y.o. In which order do you proceed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
You’re doing preoperative teaching with Gertrude who has ulcerative colitis who needs surgery to create an ileoanal reservoir. Which information do you include?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
You’re caring for Carin who has just had ileostomy surgery. During the first 24 hours post-op, how much drainage can you expect from the ileostomy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
You’re preparing a teaching plan for a 27 y.o. named Jeff who underwent surgery to close a temporary ileostomy. Which nutritional guidelines do you include in this plan?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
Arthur has a family history of colon cancer and is scheduled to have a sigmoidoscopy. He is crying as he tells you, “I know that I have colon cancer, too.” Which response is most therapeutic?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
You’re caring for Beth who underwent a Billroth II procedure (surgical removal of the pylorus and duodenum) for treatment of a peptic ulcer. Which findings suggest that the patient is developing dumping syndrome, a complication associated with this procedure?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
You’re developing the plan of care for a patient experiencing dumping syndrome after a Billroth II procedure. Which dietary instructions do you include?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
You’re caring for Lewis, a 67 y.o. patient with liver cirrhosis who developed ascites and requires paracentesis. Relief of which symptom indicates that the paracentesis was effective?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
You’re caring for Jane, a 57 y.o. patient with liver cirrhosis who developed ascites and requires paracentesis. Before her paracentesis, you instruct her to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
After abdominal surgery, your patient has a severe coughing episode that causes wound evisceration. In addition to calling the doctor, which intervention is most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
You’re caring for Betty with liver cirrhosis. Which of the following assessment findings leads you to suspect hepatic encephalopathy in her?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
You are developing a care plan for Sally, a 67 y.o. patient with hepatic encephalopathy. Which of the following do you include?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
You have a patient with achalasia (incomplete muscle relaxation of the GI tract, especially sphincter muscles). Which medications do you anticipate to administer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
The student nurse is preparing a teaching care plan to help improve nutrition in a patient with achalasia. You include which of the following:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
Britney, a 20 y.o. student is admitted with acute pancreatitis. Which laboratory findings do you expect to be abnormal for this patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
A patient with Crohn’s disease is admitted after 4 days of diarrhea. Which of the following urine-specific gravity values do you expect to find in this patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
Your goal is to minimize David’s risk of complications after a herniorrhaphy. You instruct the patient to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
Janice is waiting for discharge instructions after her herniorrhaphy. Which of the following instructions do you include?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Develop a teaching care plan for Angie who is about to undergo a liver biopsy. Which of the following points do you include?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
Stephen is a 62 y.o. patient that has had a liver biopsy. Which of the following groups of signs alert you to a possible pneumothorax?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
Michael, 42 y.o. The man is admitted to the med-surg floor with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. His BP is 136/76, pulse 96, Resps 22, and temp 101. His past history includes hyperlipidemia and alcohol abuse. The doctor prescribes an NG tube. Before inserting the tube, you explain the purpose to the patient. Which of the following is the most accurate explanation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
Jason, a 22 y.o. accident victim, requires an NG tube for feeding. What should you immediately do after inserting an NG tube for liquid enteral feedings?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
Stephanie, a 28 y.o. accident victim, requires TPN. The rationale for TPN is to provide:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
Type A chronic gastritis can be distinguished from type B by its ability to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
Matt is a 49 y.o. with a hiatal hernia that you are about to counsel. Health care counseling for Matt should include which of the following instructions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
Jerod is experiencing an acute episode of ulcerative colitis. Which is the priority for this patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
A 29 y.o. patient has an acute episode of ulcerative colitis. What diagnostic test confirms this diagnosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
Eleanor, a 62 y.o. woman with diverticulosis is your patient. Which interventions would you expect to include in her care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
Regina is a 46 y.o. woman with ulcerative colitis. You expect her stools to look like:CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
Donald is a 61 y.o. man with diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is characterized by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
Brenda, a 36 y.o. patient is on your floor with acute pancreatitis. Treatment for her includes:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Glenda has cholelithiasis (gallstones). You expect her to complain of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
After an abdominal resection for colon cancer, Madeline returns to her room with a Jackson-Pratt drain in place. The purpose of the drain is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Anthony, a 60 y.o. patient, has just undergone a bowel resection with a colostomy. During the first 24 hours, which of the following observations about the stoma should you report to the doctor?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
You’re teaching Anthony how to use his new colostomy. How much skin should remain exposed between the stoma and the ring of the appliance?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
Claire, a 33 y.o. is on your floor with a possible bowel obstruction. Which intervention is a priority for her?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
Your patient has a GI tract that is functioning, but has the inability to swallow foods. Which is the preferred method of feeding for your patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
Your patient is complaining of abdominal pain during assessment. What is your priority?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Before bowel surgery, Lee is to administer enemas until clear. During administration, he complains of intestinal cramps. What do you do next?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
Leigh Ann is receiving pancrelipase (Viokase) for chronic pancreatitis. Which observation best indicates the treatment is effective?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
Ralph has a history of alcohol abuse and has acute pancreatitis. Which lab value is most likely to be elevated?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
Anna is 45 y.o. and has a bleeding ulcer. Despite multiple blood transfusions, her HGB is 7.5g/dl and HCT is 27%. Her doctor determines that surgical intervention is necessary and she undergoes partial gastrectomy. Postoperative nursing care includes:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
Sitty, a 66 y.o. patient underwent a colostomy for a ruptured diverticulum. She did well during the surgery and returned to your med-surg floor in stable condition. You assess her colostomy 2 days after surgery. Which finding do you report to the doctor?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
Sharon has cirrhosis of the liver and develops ascites. What intervention is necessary to decrease the excessive accumulation of serous fluid in her peritoneal cavity?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
Katrina is diagnosed with lactose intolerance. To avoid complications with lack of calcium in the diet, which food should be included in the diet?CorrectIncorrect
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