Welcome to your NCLEX practice quiz on Safety and Infection Control. According to the NCLEX-RN test plan, about 9 to 15% of questions will come from this subcategory that includes content about the “nurse‘s ability required to protect clients, families, and healthcare personnel from health and environmental hazards.” Good luck, and hope you will learn a lot from this quiz.
Safety and Infection Control Nursing Test Banks
For this nursing test bank, we have included 75 NCLEX practice questions related to the Safety and Infection Control subcategory divided into three sets. Patient safety and infection control are essential and vital components of quality nursing care. A nurse’s ability to think critically and use this knowledge in the delivery of nursing care is essential to the well-being of the patients.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Safety and Infection Control NCLEX Practice Exam (Set 1: 25 Questions)
- Safety and Infection Control NCLEX Practice Exam (Set 2: 25 Questions)
- Safety and Infection Control NCLEX Practice Exam (Set 3: 25 Questions)
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Safety and Infection Control NCLEX Practice Exam (Set 2: 25 Questions)
This is part 2 of our NCLEX practice questions for Safety and Infection Control.
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Question 1 of 25
A child has third-degree burns of the hands, face, and chest. Which nursing diagnosis takes priority?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 25
A 3-year-old child is receiving dextrose 5% in water and half-normal saline solution at 100 ml/hour. Which sign or symptom suggests excessive I.V. fluid intake?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 25
Which finding would alert a nurse that a hospitalized 6-year-old child is at risk for a severe asthma exacerbation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 25
Nurse Mariane is caring for an infant with spina bifida. Which technique is most important in recognizing possible hydrocephalus?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 25
An adolescent who sustained a tibia fracture in a motor vehicle accident has a cast. What should the nurse do to help relieve the itching?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 25
A child is admitted to the pediatric unit with a diagnosis of suspected meningococcal meningitis. Which of the following nursing measures should the nurse do first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 25
A client is diagnosed with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. What type of isolation is most appropriate for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 25
Several clients are admitted to an adult medical unit. The nurse would ensure airborne precautions for a client with which of the following medical conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 25
Which of the following is the first priority in preventing infections when providing care for a client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 25
An adult woman is admitted to an isolation unit in the hospital after tuberculosis was detected during a pre-employment physical. Although frightened about her diagnosis, she is anxious to cooperate with the therapeutic regimen. The teaching plan includes information regarding the most common means of transmitting the tubercle bacillus from one individual to another. Which contamination is usually responsible?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 25
A 2-year-old is to be admitted in the pediatric unit. He is diagnosed with febrile seizures. In preparing for his admission, which of the following is the most important nursing action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 25
A young adult is being treated for second and third-degree burns over 25% of his body and is now ready for discharge. The nurse evaluates his understanding of discharge instructions relating to wound care and is satisfied that he is prepared for home care when he makes which statement?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 25
An eighty-five-year-old man was admitted for surgery for benign prostatic hypertrophy. Preoperatively he was alert, oriented, cooperative, and knowledgeable about his surgery. Several hours after surgery, the evening nurse found him acutely confused, agitated, and trying to climb over the protective side rails on his bed. The most appropriate nursing intervention that will calm an agitated client is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 25
Ms. Smith is admitted for internal radiation for cancer of the cervix. The nurse knows the client understands the procedure when she makes which of the following remarks the night before the procedure?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 25
The nurse in charge is evaluating the infection control procedures on the unit. Which finding indicates a break in technique and the need for education of staff?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 25
The charge nurse observes a new staff nurse who is changing a dressing on a surgical wound. After carefully washing her hands the nurse dons sterile gloves to remove the old dressing. After removing the dirty dressing, the nurse removes the gloves and dons a new pair of sterile gloves in preparation for cleaning and redressing the wound. The most appropriate action for the charge nurse is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 25
Nurse Jane is visiting a client at home and is assessing him for risk of a fall. The most important factor to consider in this assessment is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 25
Mrs. Jones will have to change the dressing on her injured right leg twice a day. The dressing will be a sterile dressing, using 4 X 4s, normal saline irrigant, and abdominal pads. Which statement best indicates that Mrs. Jones understands the importance of maintaining asepsis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 25
A client has been placed in blood and body fluid isolation. The nurse is instructing auxiliary personnel in the correct procedures. Which statement by the nursing assistant indicates the best understanding of the correct protocol for blood and body fluid isolation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 25
The nurse is evaluating whether a nonprofessional staff understands how to prevent the transmission of HIV. Which of the following behaviors indicates the correct application of universal precautions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 25
Jayson, 1-year-old child, has a staph skin infection. Her brother has also developed the same infection. Which behavior by the children is most likely to have caused the transmission of the organism?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 25
Jessie, a young man with newly diagnosed acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is being discharged from the hospital. The nurse knows that teaching regarding prevention of AIDS transmission has been effective when the client:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 25
Which question is least useful in the assessment of a client with AIDS?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 25
Mrs. Parker, a 70-year-old woman with severe macular degeneration, was admitted to the hospital the day before a scheduled surgery. The nurse’s preoperative goals for Mrs. M. would include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 25
Joseph is undergoing 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography using a Holter monitor to determine the cause of his frequent episodes of syncope. To prevent electric interruption from the electrodes to the Holter monitor, Nurse Mike will instruct the client to avoid which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
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