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Maternity Nursing and Newborn Nursing Test Bank
In this section are the practice quiz and questions for maternity nursing and newborn care nursing test banks. There are 545 NCLEX-style practice questions partitioned into 8 sets. We’ve made a significant effort to provide you with the most informative rationale, so please read them.
Notable topics included in this nursing test bank include nursing care of the pregnant mother (obstetric nursing), labor and delivery, prenatal nursing care, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum nursing care, nursing care of patients with preeclampsia, placental and cord anomalies, cesarean birth, labor complications, postpartum depression and more.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #1 | 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #2 | 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #3 | 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #4 | 75 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #5 | 80 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Antepartum NCLEX Practice Questions #6 | 55 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Intrapartum NCLEX Practice Questions #7 | 55 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Postpartum NCLEX Practice Questions #8 | 55 Questions NEW!
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Maternity Nursing (OB Maternal & Newborn) NCLEX Practice Quiz #4 | 75 Questions
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Question 1 of 75
Discharge teaching for a child with celiac disease would include instructions about avoiding which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 75
Which of the following would the nurse expect to assess in a child with celiac disease having a celiac crisis secondary to an upper respiratory infection?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 75
Which of the following should the nurse do first after noting that a child with Hirschsprung disease has a fever and watery explosive diarrhea?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 75
A newborn’s failure to pass meconium within the first 24 hours after birth may indicate which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 75
When assessing a child for possible intussusception, which of the following would be least likely to provide valuable information?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 75
Nurse Barry is performing Leopold’s maneuver and found the following: breech presentation, fetal back at the right side of the mother. Based on these findings, the nurse can hear the fetal heartbeat (PMI) best in which location?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 75
In Leopold’s maneuver step #1, the nurse palpated a soft, broad mass that moves with the rest of the mass. The correct interpretation of this finding is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 75
In Leopold’s maneuver step #3, the nurse palpated a hard round movable mass at the suprapubic area. The correct interpretation is that the mass palpated is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 75
The hormone responsible for a positive pregnancy test is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 75
The hormone responsible for the maturation of the Graafian follicle is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 75
The most common normal position of the fetus in utero is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 75
In the later part of the 3rd trimester, the mother may experience shortness of breath. This complaint may be explained as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 75
Which of the following findings in a woman would be consistent with a pregnancy of two months duration?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 75
Which of the following is a positive sign of pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 75
What event occurring in the second trimester helps the expectant mother to accept the pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 75
Shoes with low, broad heels, plus a good posture will prevent which prenatal discomfort?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 75
When a pregnant woman experiences leg cramps, the correct nursing intervention to relieve the muscle cramps is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 75
From the 33rd week of gestation till full term, a healthy mother should have a prenatal check-up every:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 75
The expected weight gain in a normal pregnancy during the 3rd trimester is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 75
In Bartholomew’s Rule of 4, when the level of the fundus is midway between the umbilicus and xiphoid process the estimated age of gestation (AOG) is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 75
The following are ways of determining the expected date of delivery (EDD) when the LMP is unknown EXCEPT:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 75
If the LMP is Jan. 30, the expected date of delivery (EDD) is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 75
Kegel’s exercise is done in pregnancy in order to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 75
Pelvic rocking is an appropriate exercise in pregnancy to relieve which discomfort?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 75
The main reason for an expected increased need for iron in pregnancy is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 75
The diet that is appropriate in normal pregnancy should be high in:CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 75
Which of the following signs will require a mother to seek immediate medical attention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 75
You want to perform a pelvic examination on one of your pregnant clients. You prepare your client for the procedure by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 75
When preparing the mother who is in her 4th month of pregnancy for an abdominal ultrasound, the nurse should instruct her to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 75
The nursing intervention to relieve “morning sickness” in a pregnant woman is by giving:CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 75
The common normal site of nidation/implantation in the uterus is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 75
Mrs. Santos is on her 5th pregnancy and has a history of abortion in the 4th pregnancy, and the first pregnancy was a twin. She is considered to be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 75
The following are skin changes in pregnancy EXCEPT:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 75
Which of the following statements is TRUE of conception?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 75
Which of the following are the functions of amniotic fluid? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 75
You are performing an abdominal exam on a 9th-month pregnant woman. While lying supine, she felt breathless, had pallor, tachycardia, and cold clammy skin. The correct assessment of the woman’s condition is that she is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 75
Smoking is contraindicated in pregnancy because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 75
Which of the following is the most likely effect on the fetus if the woman is severely anemic during pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 75
Which of the following signs and symptoms will most likely make the nurse suspect that the patient has hydatidiform mole?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 75
Upon assessment, the nurse found the following: fundus at 2 fingerbreadths above the umbilicus, last menstrual period (LMP) 5 months ago, fetal heartbeat (FHB) not appreciated. Which of the following is the most possible diagnosis of this condition?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 75
When a pregnant woman goes into a convulsive seizure, the MOST immediate action of the nurse to ensure the safety of the patient is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 75
A gravidocardiac mother is advised to observe bed rest primarily to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 75
A pregnant mother is admitted to the hospital with the chief complaint of profuse vaginal bleeding, AOG 36 wks, not in labor. The nurse must always consider which of the following precautions:CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 75
Which of the following signs will distinguish threatened abortion from imminent abortion?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 75
The nursing measure to relieve fetal distress due to maternal supine hypotension is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 75
To prevent preterm labor from progressing, drugs are usually prescribed to halt the labor. The drugs commonly given are:CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 75
In placenta previa marginalis, the placenta is found at the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 75
In which of the following conditions can the causative agent pass through the placenta and affect the fetus in utero?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 75
Which of the following can lead to infertility in adult males?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 75
Papanicolaou smear is usually done to determine cancer of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 75
Which of the following causes of infertility in the female is primarily psychological in origin?CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 75
Before giving a repeat dose of magnesium sulfate to a pre-eclamptic patient, the nurse should assess the patient’s condition. Which of the following conditions will require the nurse to temporarily suspend a repeat dose of magnesium sulfate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 75
Which of the following is TRUE in Rh incompatibility?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 75
Which of the following are the most commonly assessed findings in cystitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 75
Which of the following best reflects the frequency of reported postpartum “blues”?CorrectIncorrect
Question 56 of 75
Which of the following conditions will lead to a small-for-gestational-age fetus due to less blood supply to the fetus?CorrectIncorrect
Question 57 of 75
The lower limit of viability for infants in terms of age of gestation is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 58 of 75
A nurse in the labor room is monitoring a client with dysfunctional labor for signs of maternal or fetal compromise. Which of the following assessment findings would alert the nurse to a compromise?CorrectIncorrect
Question 59 of 75
While assessing a G2P2 client who had a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery 30 minutes ago, the nurse notes a large amount of red vaginal bleeding. What would be the initial priority nursing action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 60 of 75
The preferred manner of delivering the baby in a gravido-cardiac is vaginal delivery assisted by forceps under epidural anesthesia. The main rationale for this is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 61 of 75
When giving narcotic analgesics to a mother in labor, the special consideration to follow is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 62 of 75
The cervical dilatation taken at 8:00 AM in a G1P0 patient was 6 centimeters. A repeat I.E. done at 10 A. M. showed that cervical dilation was 7 cm. The correct interpretation of this result is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 63 of 75
Which of the following techniques during labor and delivery can lead to uterine inversion?CorrectIncorrect
Question 64 of 75
The fetal heart rate is checked following rupture of the bag of waters in order to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 65 of 75
Upon assessment, the nurse got the following findings: two (2) perineal pads highly saturated with blood within 2 hours postpartum, PR= 80 bpm, fundus soft, and boundaries not well defined. The appropriate nursing diagnosis is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 66 of 75
The following are signs and symptoms of fetal distress EXCEPT:CorrectIncorrect
Question 67 of 75
If the labor period lasts only for 3 hours, the nurse should suspect that the following conditions may occur. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 68 of 75
The primary power involved in labor and delivery is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 69 of 75
The proper technique to monitor the intensity of a uterine contraction is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 70 of 75
To monitor the frequency of the uterine contraction during labor, the right technique is to time the contraction is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 71 of 75
The peak point of a uterine contraction is called the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 72 of 75
When determining the duration of a uterine contraction the right technique is to time it from:CorrectIncorrect
Question 73 of 75
When the bag of water ruptures, the nurse should check the characteristic of the amniotic fluid. The normal color of amniotic fluid is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 74 of 75
When the bag of waters ruptures spontaneously, the nurse should inspect the vaginal introitus for possible cord prolapse. If there is part of the cord that has prolapsed into the vaginal opening the correct nursing intervention is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 75 of 75
The fetal heartbeat should be monitored every 15 minutes during the 2nd stage of labor. The characteristic of a normal fetal heart rate is:CorrectIncorrect
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