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 #2: 30 Questions
The second set of practice questions is about Asthma and COPD. Another round of 30 NCLEX-style practice questions.
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Question 1 of 30
A nurse reviews the arterial blood gas results of a patient and notes the following: pH 7.45; PCO2 30 mm Hg; and bicarbonate concentration of 22 mEq/L. The nurse analyzes these results as indicating:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 30
A client is scheduled for blood to be drawn from the radial artery for an ABG determination. Before the blood is drawn, an Allen’s test is performed to determine the adequacy of the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 30
A nurse is caring for a client with a nasogastric tube that is attached to low suction. The nurse monitors the client, knowing that the client is at risk for which acid-base disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 30
A nurse caring for a client with an ileostomy understands that the client is most at risk for developing which acid-base disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 30
A nurse is caring for a client with diabetic ketoacidosis and documents that the client is experiencing Kussmaul’s respirations. Based on this documentation, which of the following did the nurse observe?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 30
A nurse understands that the excessive use of oral antacids containing bicarbonate can result in which acid-base disturbance?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 30
A nurse is caring for a client with renal failure. Blood gas results indicate a pH of 7.30; a PCO2 of 32 mm Hg, and a bicarbonate concentration of 20 mEq/L. The nurse has determined that the client is experiencing metabolic acidosis. Which of the following laboratory values would the nurse expect to note?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 30
A nurse is preparing to obtain an arterial blood gas specimen from a client and plans to perform Allen’s test on the client. Number in order of priority the steps for performing the Allen’s test
Release pressure from the ulnar artery.
Ask the client to open and close the hand repeatedly.
Assess the color of the extremity distal to the pressure point.
Explain the procedure to the client.
Apply pressure over the ulnar and radial arteries.
Question 9 of 30
A nurse is preparing to obtain a sputum specimen from a client. Which of the following nursing actions will facilitate obtaining the specimen?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 30
A nurse is caring for a client after a bronchoscopy and biopsy. Which of the following signs if noted in the client should be reported immediately to the physician?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 30
A nurse is suctioning fluids from a client via a tracheostomy tube. When suctioning, the nurse must limit the suctioning to a maximum of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 30
A nurse is suctioning fluids from a client through an endotracheal tube. During the suctioning procedure, the nurse notes on the monitor that the heart rate decreases. Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing intervention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 30
An unconscious client is admitted to an emergency room. Arterial blood gas measurements reveal a pH of 7.30, a low bicarbonate level, a normal carbon dioxide level, and a normal oxygen level. An elevated potassium level is also present. These results indicate the presence of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 30
A nurse is caring for a client hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD. Which of the following would the nurse expect to note on assessment of this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 30
An oxygenated delivery system is prescribed for a client with COPD to deliver a precise oxygen concentration. Which of the following types of oxygen delivery systems would the nurse anticipate to be prescribed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 30
Theophylline (Theo-Dur) tablets are prescribed for a client with chronic airflow limitation, and the nurse instructs the client about the medication. Which statement by the client indicates a need for further teaching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 30
A nurse is caring for a client with emphysema. The client is receiving oxygen. The nurse assesses the oxygen flow rate to ensure that it does not exceed:CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 30
The nurse reviews the ABG values of a client. The results indicate respiratory acidosis. Which of the following values would indicate that this acid-base imbalance exists?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 30
A nurse instructs a client to use the pursed lip method of breathing. 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:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 30
A nurse reviews the ABG values and notes a pH of 7.50, a PCO2 of 30 mm Hg, and an HCO3 of 25 mEq/L. The nurse interprets these values as indicating:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 30
The nurse in charge is teaching a client with emphysema how to perform pursed-lip breathing. The client asks the nurse to explain the purpose of this breathing technique. Which explanation should the nurse provide?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 30
After receiving an oral dose of codeine for an intractable cough, the male client asks the nurse, “How long will it take for this drug to work?” How should the nurse respond?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 30
A male client suffers acute respiratory distress syndrome as a consequence of shock. The client’s condition deteriorates rapidly, and endotracheal (ET) intubation and mechanical ventilation are initiated. When the high-pressure alarm on the mechanical ventilator sounds, the nurse starts to check for the cause. Which condition triggers the high-pressure alarm?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 30
A female client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) takes anhydrous theophylline, 200 mg P.O. every 8 hours. During a routine clinic visit, the client asks the nurse how the drug works. What is the mechanism of action of anhydrous theophylline in treating a nonreversible obstructive airway disease such as COPD?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 30
A male client with pneumococcal pneumonia is admitted to an acute care facility. The client in the next room is being treated for mycoplasmal pneumonia. Despite the different causes of the various types of pneumonia, all of them share which feature?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 30
A client with Guillain-Barré syndrome develops respiratory acidosis as a result of reduced alveolar ventilation. Which combination of arterial blood gas (ABG) values confirms respiratory acidosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 30
A male client admitted to an acute care facility with pneumonia is receiving supplemental oxygen, 2 L/minute via nasal cannula. The client’s history includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary artery disease. Because of these history findings, the nurse closely monitors the oxygen flow and the client’s respiratory status. Which complication may arise if the client receives a high oxygen concentration?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 30
At 11 p.m., a male client is admitted to the emergency department. He has a respiratory rate of 44 breaths/minute. He’s anxious, and wheezes are audible. The client is immediately given oxygen by face mask and methylprednisolone (Depo-medrol) I.V. At 11:30 p.m., the client’s arterial blood oxygen saturation is 86% and he’s still wheezing. The nurse should plan to administer:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 30
After undergoing a thoracotomy, a male client is receiving epidural analgesia. Which assessment finding indicates that the client has developed the most serious complication of epidural analgesia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 30
The nurse in charge formulates a nursing diagnosis of Activity intolerance related to inadequate oxygenation and dyspnea for a client with chronic bronchitis. To minimize this problem, the nurse instructs the client to avoid conditions that increase oxygen demands. Such conditions include:CorrectIncorrect
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