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
Which of the following conditions can cause a hiatal hernia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
Risk factors for the development of Hiatal hernias are those that lead to increased abdominal pressure. Which of the following complications can cause increased abdominal pressure?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
Which of the following symptoms is common with a hiatal hernia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
Which of the following tests can be performed to diagnose a hiatal hernia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
Which of the following measures should the nurse focus on for the client with esophageal varices?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
Which of the following tests can be used to diagnose ulcers?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
Which of the following best describes the method of action of medications, such as ranitidine (Zantac), which are used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
The hospitalized client with GERD is complaining of chest discomfort that feels like heartburn following a meal. After administering an ordered antacid, the nurse encourages the client to lie in which of the following positions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
The nurse is caring for a client following a Billroth II procedure. On review of the post-operative orders, which of the following, if prescribed, would the nurse question and verify?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a client following gastrectomy. Which measure will the nurse instruct the client to follow to assist in preventing dumping syndrome?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
The nurse instructs the nursing assistant on how to provide oral hygiene for a client who cannot perform this task for himself. Which of the following techniques should the nurse tell the assistant to incorporate into the client’s daily care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A client with suspected gastric cancer undergoes an endoscopy of the stomach. Which of the following assessments made after the procedure would indicate the development of a potential complication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
A client has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the stomach and is scheduled to undergo a subtotal gastrectomy (Billroth II procedure). During preoperative teaching, the nurse is reinforcing information about the procedure. Which of the following explanations is most accurate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
After a subtotal gastrectomy, the nurse should anticipate that nasogastric tube drainage will be what color for about 12 to 24 hours after surgery?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
After a subtotal gastrectomy, care of the client’s nasogastric tube and drainage system should include which of the following nursing interventions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
Which of the following would be an expected nutritional outcome for a client who has undergone a subtotal gastrectomy for cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
The client with GERD complains of a chronic cough. The nurse understands that in a client with GERD this symptom may be indicative of which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
Which of the following dietary measures would be useful in preventing esophageal reflux?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
A client is admitted to the hospital after vomiting bright red blood and is diagnosed with a bleeding duodenal ulcer. The client develops a sudden, sharp pain in the mid-epigastric area along with a rigid, board-like abdomen. These clinical manifestations most likely indicate which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
When obtaining a nursing history on a client with a suspected gastric ulcer, which signs and symptoms would the nurse expect to see? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
The nurse is caring for a client who has had a gastroscopy. Which of the following symptoms may indicate that the client is developing a complication related to the procedure? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
A client with peptic ulcer disease tells the nurse that he has black stools, which he has not reported to his physician. Based on this information, which nursing diagnosis would be appropriate for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
A client with a peptic ulcer reports epigastric pain that frequently awakens her at night, a feeling of fullness in the abdomen, and a feeling of anxiety about her health. Based on this information, which nursing diagnosis would be most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
While caring for a client with peptic ulcer disease, the client reports that he has been nauseated most of the day and is now feeling lightheaded and dizzy. Based upon these findings, which nursing actions would be most appropriate for the nurse to take? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
A client is to take one daily dose of ranitidine (Zantac) at home to treat her peptic ulcer. The nurse knows that the client understands proper drug administration of ranitidine when she says that she will take the drug at which of the following times?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
A client has been taking aluminum hydroxide 30 mL six times per day at home to treat his peptic ulcer. He tells the nurse that he has been unable to have a bowel movement for 3 days. Based on this information, the nurse would determine which of the following is the most likely cause of the client’s constipation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
A client is taking an antacid for treatment of a peptic ulcer. Which of the following statements best indicates that the client understands how to correctly take the antacid?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
The nurse is caring for a client with chronic gastritis. The nurse monitors the client, knowing that this client is at risk for which of the following vitamin deficiencies?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
The nurse is reviewing the medication record of a client with acute gastritis. Which medication, if noted on the client’s record, would the nurse question?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
The nurse is assessing a client 24 hours following a cholecystectomy. The nurse notes that the T-tube has drained 750ml of green-brown drainage. Which nursing intervention is most appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
The nurse provides medication instructions to a client with peptic ulcer disease. Which statement, if made by the client, indicates the best understanding of the medication therapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
The client with peptic ulcer disease is scheduled for a pyloroplasty. The client asks the nurse about the procedure. The nurse plans to respond knowing that a pyloroplasty involves:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
A client with a peptic ulcer is scheduled for a vagotomy. The client asks the nurse about the purpose of this procedure. The nurse tells the client that the procedure:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
The nurse would assess the client experiencing an acute episode of cholecystitis for pain that is located in the rightCorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
Which of the following tasks should be included in the immediate postoperative management of a client who has undergone gastric resection?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
If a gastric acid perforates, which of the following actions should not be included in the immediate management of the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Mucosal barrier fortifiers are used in peptic ulcer disease management for which of the following indications?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
When counseling a client in ways to prevent cholecystitis, which of the following guidelines is most important?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Which of the following symptoms best describes Murphy’s sign?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
Which of the following tests is most commonly used to diagnose cholecystitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
Which of the following factors should be the main focus of nursing management for a client hospitalized for cholecystitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
A client being treated for chronic cholecystitis should be given which of the following instructions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
The client with a duodenal ulcer may exhibit which of the following findings during an assessment?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
The pain of a duodenal ulcer can be distinguished from that of a gastric ulcer by which of the following characteristics?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
The client has orders for a nasogastric (NG) tube insertion. During the procedure, instructions that will assist in the insertion would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
The most important pathophysiological factor contributing to the formation of esophageal varices is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
The client being treated for esophageal varices has a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube inserted to control the bleeding. The most important assessment is for the nurse to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
A female client complains of gnawing epigastric pain for a few hours after meals. At times, when the pain is severe, vomiting occurs. Specific tests are indicated to rule out:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
When a client has peptic ulcer disease, the nurse would expect a priority intervention to be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A 40-year-old male client has been hospitalized with peptic ulcer disease. He is being treated with a histamine receptor antagonist (cimetidine), antacids, and diet. The nurse doing discharge planning will teach him that the action of cimetidine is to:CorrectIncorrect
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