Hello and welcome to your NCLEX reviewer and practice questions quiz for respiratory system disorders! This nursing test bank will test your competence in managing patients with respiratory disorders such as pneumonia, COPD, pleural effusion, asthma, and more. This quiz aims to help student nurses to grasp and master the concepts of respiratory system disorders.
Respiratory System Disorders NCLEX Nursing Test Bank
Here are the NCLEX practice questions for respiratory system disorders. This nursing test bank set includes 220 NCLEX-style practice questions that cover nursing care management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pneumonia, pleural effusion, and other respiratory system disorders. Use these questions to help you review for the respiratory system disorders and as an alternative to Quizlet.
All questions on this set are updated to give you the most challenging questions, along with insightful rationales to reinforce learning.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Comprehensive Respiratory System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Respiratory System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Asthma and COPD NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 30 Questions
- Asthma and COPD NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 30 Questions
- Pneumonia NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 30 Questions
- Pneumonia NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 30 Questions
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Comprehensive Respiratory System Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
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Question 1 of 50
Dr. Jones prescribes albuterol sulfate (Proventil) for a patient with newly diagnosed asthma. When teaching the patient about this drug, the nurse should explain that it may cause:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
Miriam, a college student with acute rhinitis sees the campus nurse because of excessive nasal drainage. The nurse asks the patient about the color of the drainage. In acute rhinitis, nasal drainage normally is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
A male adult patient hospitalized for treatment of a pulmonary embolism develops respiratory alkalosis. Which clinical findings commonly accompany respiratory alkalosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
Before administering ephedrine, Nurse Tony assesses the patient’s history. Because of ephedrine’s central nervous system (CNS) effects, it is not recommended for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
A female patient suffers acute respiratory distress syndrome as a consequence of shock. The patient’s condition deteriorates rapidly, and endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation are initiated. When the high-pressure alarm on the mechanical ventilator, alarm sounds, the nurse starts to check for the cause. Which condition triggers the high-pressure alarm?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
A male adult patient on mechanical ventilation is receiving pancuronium bromide (Pavulon), 0.01 mg/kg I.V. as needed. Which assessment finding indicates that the patient needs another pancuronium dose?
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Question 7 of 50
On auscultation, which finding suggests a right pneumothorax?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
Rhea, confused and short breath, is brought to the emergency department by a family member. The medical history reveals chronic bronchitis and hypertension. To learn more about the current respiratory problem, the doctor orders a chest x-ray and arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis. When reviewing the ABG report, the nurses see many abbreviations. What does a lowercase “a” in ABG value present?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
A male patient is admitted to the healthcare facility for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Which nursing diagnosis is most important for this patient?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
Nurse Ruth assessing a patient for tracheal displacement should know that the trachea will deviate toward the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
After undergoing a left pneumonectomy, a female patient has a chest tube in place for drainage. When caring for this patient, the nurse must:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
When caring for a male patient who has just had a total laryngectomy, the nurse should plan to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
A male patient has a sucking stab wound to the chest. Which action should the nurse take first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
For a patient with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which nursing action best promotes adequate gas exchange?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
A male patient’s X-ray result reveals bilateral white-outs, indicating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This syndrome results from:CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
For a female patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which nursing intervention would help maintain a patent airway?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
Nurse Lei, caring for a client with a pneumothorax and who has had a chest tube inserted, continues gentle bubbling in the suction control chamber. What action is appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
Nurse Maureen has assisted a physician with the insertion of a chest tube. The nurse monitors the client and notes fluctuation of the fluid level in the water seal chamber after the tube is inserted. Based on this assessment, which action would be appropriate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
Nurse Reynolds caring for a client with a chest tube turns the client to the side, and the chest tube accidentally disconnects. The initial nursing action is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
A nurse is assisting a physician with the removal of a chest tube. The nurse should instruct the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
While changing the tapes on a tracheostomy tube, the male client coughs and the tube is dislodged. The initial nursing action is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
Nurse Oliver is caring for a client immediately after removal of the endotracheal tube. The nurse reports which of the following signs immediately if experienced by the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
An emergency room nurse is assessing a male client who has sustained a blunt injury to the chest wall. Which of these signs would indicate the presence of a pneumothorax in this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Nurse Reese is caring for a client hospitalized with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Which of the following would the nurse expect to note on assessment of this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
An oxygen delivery system is prescribed for a male client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to deliver a precise oxygen concentration. Which of the following types of oxygen delivery systems would the nurse anticipate to be prescribed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
Blessy, a community health nurse is conducting an educational session with community members regarding tuberculosis. The nurse tells the group that one of the first symptoms associated with tuberculosis is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
A nurse performs an admission assessment on a female client with a diagnosis of tuberculosis. The nurse reviews the result of which diagnosis test that will confirm this diagnosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
A nurse is caring for a male client with emphysema who is receiving oxygen. The nurse assesses the oxygen flow rate to ensure that it does not exceed:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
A nurse instructs a female client to use the pursed-lip method of breathing and the client asks the nurse about the purpose of this type of breathing. The nurse responds, knowing that the primary purpose of pursed-lip breathing is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
A nurse is caring for a male client with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Which of the following would the nurse expect to note in the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
A nurse is preparing to obtain a sputum specimen from a male client. Which of the following nursing actions will facilitate obtaining the specimen?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
Nurse Joy is caring for a client after a bronchoscopy and biopsy. Which of the following signs, if noticed in the client, should be reported immediately to the physician?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
A nurse is suctioning fluids from a male client via a tracheostomy tube. When suctioning, the nurse must limit the suctioning time to a maximum of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
A nurse is suctioning fluids from a female client through an endotracheal tube. During the suctioning procedure, the nurse notes on the monitor that the heart rate is decreasing. Which if the following is the appropriate nursing intervention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
A male adult client is suspected of having a pulmonary embolism. A nurse assesses the client, knowing that which of the following is a common clinical manifestation of pulmonary embolism?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
A slightly obese female client with a history of allergy-induced asthma, hypertension, and mitral valve prolapse is admitted to an acute care facility for elective surgery. The nurse obtains a complete history and performs a thorough physical examination, paying special attention to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. When percussing the client’s chest wall, the nurse expects to elicit:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
A male client who weighs 175 lb (79.4 kg) is receiving aminophylline (Aminophylline) (400 mg in 500 ml) at 50 ml/hour. The theophylline level is reported as 6 mcg/ml. The nurse calls the physician who instructs the nurse to change the dosage to 0.45 mg/kg/hour. The nurse should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
The nurse is teaching a male client with chronic bronchitis about breathing exercises. Which of the following should the nurse include in the teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Which phrase is used to describe the volume of air inspired and expired with a normal breath?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
A male client abruptly sits up in bed, reports having difficulty breathing and has an arterial oxygen saturation of 88%. Which mode of oxygen delivery would most likely reverse the manifestations?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
A female client must take streptomycin for tuberculosis. Before therapy begins, the nurse should instruct the client to notify the physician if a health concern occurs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
A male client is asking the nurse a question regarding the Mantoux test for tuberculosis. The nurse should base her response on the fact that the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
A female adult client has a tracheostomy but doesn’t require continuous mechanical ventilation. When weaning the client from the tracheostomy tube, the nurse initially should plug the opening in the tube for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Nurse Oliver observes constant bubbling in the water-seal chamber of a closed chest drainage system. What should the nurse conclude?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
A black client with asthma seeks emergency care for acute respiratory distress. Because of this client’s dark skin, the nurse should assess for cyanosis by inspecting the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
For a male client with an endotracheal (ET) tube, which nursing action is most essential?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
The nurse assesses a male client’s respiratory status. Which observation indicates that the client is experiencing difficulty breathing?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
A female client is undergoing a complete physical examination as a requirement for college. When checking the client’s respiratory status, the nurse observes respiratory excursion to help assess:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
A male client comes to the emergency department complaining of sudden onset of diarrhea, anorexia, malaise, cough, headache, and recurrent chills. Based on the client’s history and physical findings, the physician suspects Legionnaires’ disease. While awaiting diagnostic test results, the client is admitted to the facility and started on antibiotic therapy. What is the drug of choice for treating Legionnaires’ disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A male client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recovering from a myocardial infarction. Because the client is extremely weak and can’t produce an effective cough, the nurse should monitor closely for:CorrectIncorrect
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