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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Asthma and COPD NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 30 Questions
First set of practice questions about Asthma and COPD. A total of 30 NCLEX practice questions are in this set.
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Question 1 of 30
An elderly client with pneumonia may appear with which of the following symptoms first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 30
Which of the following pathophysiological mechanisms that occur in the lung parenchyma allows pneumonia to develop?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 30
A 7-year-old client is brought to the E.R. He’s tachypneic and afebrile and has a respiratory rate of 36 breaths/minute and a nonproductive cough. He recently had a cold. From his history, the client may have which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 30
Which of the following assessment findings would help confirm a diagnosis of asthma in a client suspected of having the disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 30
Which of the following types of asthma involves an acute asthma attack brought on by an upper respiratory infection?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 30
A client with acute asthma showing inspiratory and expiratory wheezes and a decreased expiratory volume should be treated with which of the following classes of medication right away?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 30
A 19-year-old comes into the emergency department with acute asthma. His respiratory rate is 44 breaths/minute, and he appears to be in acute respiratory distress. Which of the following actions should be taken first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 30
A 58-year-old client with a 40-year history of smoking one to two packs of cigarettes a day has a chronic cough producing thick sputum, peripheral edema, and cyanotic nail beds. Based on this information, he most likely has which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 30
The term “blue bloater” refers to which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 30
The term “pink puffer” refers to the client with which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 30
A 66-year-old client has marked dyspnea at rest, is thin, and uses accessory muscles to breathe. He’s tachypneic, with a prolonged expiratory phase. He has no cough. He leans forward with his arms braced on his knees to support his chest and shoulders for breathing. This client has symptoms of which of the following respiratory disorders?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 30
It’s highly recommended that clients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema have Pneumovax and flu vaccinations for which of the following reasons?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 30
Exercise has which of the following effects on clients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 30
Clients with chronic obstructive bronchitis are given diuretic therapy. Which of the following reasons best explains why?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 30
A 69-year-old client appears thin and cachectic. He’s short of breath at rest and his dyspnea increases with the slightest exertion. His breath sounds are diminished even with deep inspiration. These signs and symptoms fit which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 30
A client with emphysema should receive only 1 to 3 L/minute of oxygen if needed, or he may lose his hypoxic drive. Which of the following statements is correct about hypoxic drive?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 30
Teaching for a client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should include which of the following topics?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 30
Which of the following respiratory disorders is most common in the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 30
Which of the following measures can reduce or prevent the incidence of atelectasis in a postoperative client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 30
Emergency treatment of a client in status asthmaticus includes which of the following medications?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 30
Which of the following treatment goals is best for the client with status asthmaticus?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 30
Dani was given Dilaudid for pain. She’s sleeping and her respiratory rate is 4 breaths/minute. If action isn’t taken quickly, she might have which of the following reactions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 30
Which of the following additional assessment data should immediately be gathered to determine the status of a client with a respiratory rate of 4 breaths/minute?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 30
A client is in danger of respiratory arrest following the administration of a narcotic analgesic. An arterial blood gas value is obtained. The nurse would expect PaCO2 to be which of the following values?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 30
A client has started a new drug for hypertension. Thirty minutes after he takes the drug, he develops chest tightness and becomes short of breath and tachypnea. He has a decreased level of consciousness. These signs indicate which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 30
Emergency treatment for a client with impending anaphylaxis secondary to hypersensitivity to a drug should include which of the following actions first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 30
Following the initial care of a client with asthma and impending anaphylaxis from hypersensitivity to a drug, the nurse should take which of the following steps next?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 30
A client’s ABG results are as follows: pH: 7.16; PaCO2 80 mm Hg; PaO2 46 mm Hg; HCO3- 24 mEq/L; SaO2 81%. This ABG result represents which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 30
A nurse plans care for a client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, knowing that the client is most likely to experience what type of acid-base imbalance?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 30
A nurse is caring for a client who is on a mechanical ventilator. Blood gas results indicate a pH of 7.50 and a PCO2 of 30 mm Hg. The nurse has determined that the client is experiencing respiratory alkalosis. Which laboratory value would most likely be noted in this condition?CorrectIncorrect
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