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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Gastrointestinal System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #7: 35 Questions
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Question 1 of 35
Which of the following laboratory values would be the most important to monitor for a patient with pancreatic cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 35
You observe changes in mentation, irritability, restlessness, and decreased concentration in a patient with cancer of the liver. Hepatic encephalopathy is suspected and the patient is ordered neomycin enemas. Which of the following information in the patient’s history would be a contraindication of this order?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 35
A nursing intervention for a patient with hepatitis B would include which of the following types of isolation.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 35
A patient is admitted with lacerated liver as a result of blunt abdominal trauma. Which of the following nursing interventions would not be appropriate for this patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 35
A male client is recovering from a small bowel resection. To relieve pain, the physician prescribes meperidine (Demerol), 75 mg I.M. every 4 hours. How soon after administration should meperidine onset of action occur?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 35
Nathaniel has severe pruritus due to having hepatitis B. What is the best intervention for his comfort?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 35
Rob is a 46 y.o. admitted to the hospital with a suspected diagnosis of Hepatitis B. He’s jaundiced and reports weakness. Which intervention will you include in his care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 35
You’re discharging Nathaniel with hepatitis B. Which statement suggests understanding by the patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 35
Gail is scheduled for a cholecystectomy. After completion of preoperative teaching, Gail states,” If I lie still and avoid turning after the operation, I’ll avoid pain. Do you think this is a good idea?” What is the best response?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 35
You’re caring for a 28 y.o. woman with hepatitis B. She’s concerned about the duration of her recovery. Which response isn’t appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 35
Elmer is scheduled for a proctoscopy and has an I.V. The doctor wrote an order for 5mg of I.V. diazepam(Valium). Which order is correct regarding diazepam?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 35
Annabelle is being discharged with a colostomy, and you’re teaching her about colostomy care. Which statement correctly describes a healthy stoma?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 35
A patient who underwent abdominal surgery now has a gaping incision due to delayed wound healing. Which method is correct when you irrigate a gaping abdominal incision with sterile normal saline solution, using a piston syringe?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 35
Hepatic encephalopathy develops when the blood level of which substance increases?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 35
Your patient recently had abdominal surgery and tells you that he feels a popping sensation in his incision during a coughing spell, followed by severe pain. You anticipate an evisceration. Which supplies should you take to his room?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 35
Findings during an endoscopic exam include a cobblestone appearance of the colon in your patient. The findings are characteristic of which disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 35
What information is correct about stomach cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 35
Dark, tarry stools indicate bleeding in which location of the GI tract?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 35
A patient has an acute upper GI hemorrhage. Your interventions include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 35
You promote hemodynamic stability in a patient with upper GI bleeding by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 35
You’re preparing a patient with a malignant tumor for colorectal surgery and subsequent colostomy. The patient tells you he’s anxious. What should your initial step be in working with this patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 35
Your patient, Christopher, has a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis and has severe abdominal pain aggravated by movement, rebound tenderness, fever, nausea, and decreased urine output. This may indicate which complication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 35
A patient has a severe exacerbation of ulcerative colitis. Long-term medications will probably include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 35
The student nurse is teaching the family of a patient with liver failure. You instruct them to limit which foods in the patient’s diet?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 35
An intubated patient is receiving continuous enteral feedings through a Salem pump tube at a rate of 60ml/hr. Gastric residuals have been 30-40ml when monitored Q4H. You check the gastric residual and aspirate 220ml. What is your first response to this finding?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 35
Your patient with peritonitis is NPO and complaining of thirst. What is your priority?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 35
Kevin has a history of peptic ulcer disease and vomits coffee-ground emesis. What does this indicate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 35
A 53 y.o. patient has undergone a partial gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma of the stomach. An NG tube is in place and is connected to low continuous suction. During the immediate postoperative period, you expect the gastric secretions to be which color?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 35
Your patient has a retractable gastric peptic ulcer and has had a gastric vagotomy. Which factor increases as a result of vagotomy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 35
Christina is receiving an enteral feeding that requires a concentration of 80 ml of supplement mixed with 20 ml of water. How much water do you mix with an 8 oz (240ml) can of feeding?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 35
Which stoma would you expect a malodorous, enzyme-rich, caustic liquid output that is yellow, green, or brown?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 35
George has a T tube in place after gallbladder surgery. Before discharge, what information or instructions should be given regarding the T tube drainage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 35
Your patient Maria takes NSAIDS for her degenerative joint disease, and has developed peptic ulcer disease. Which drug is useful in preventing NSAID-induced peptic ulcer disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 35
The student nurse is participating in a colorectal cancer screening program. Which patient has the fewest risk factors for colon cancer?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 35
Your patient, post-op drainage of a pelvic abscess secondary to diverticulitis, begins to cough violently after drinking water. His wound has ruptured and a small segment of the bowel is protruding. What’s your priority?CorrectIncorrect
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