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 3: 25 Questions)
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Question 1 of 25
While working in a pediatric clinic, you receive a telephone call from the parent of a 10-year-old who is receiving chemotherapy for leukemia. The client’s sibling has chickenpox. Which of these actions will you anticipate taking next?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 25
Which action will you take to most effectively reduce the incidence of hospital-associated urinary tract infections?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 25
You are caring for a client who has been admitted to the hospital with a leg ulcer that is infected with vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA). Which of these nursing actions can you delegate to an LPN/LVN?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 25
You are the pediatric unit charge nurse today and is working with a new RN. Which action by the new RN requires the most immediate action on your part?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 25
A client comes to the outpatient clinic where you work complaining of abdominal pain, diarrhea, shortness of breath, and epistaxis. Which of the following actions would you take first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 25
A client who has recently traveled to China comes to the emergency department (ED) with increasing shortness of breath and is strongly suspected of having a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Which of these prescribed actions will you take first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 25
Four clients with infections arrive at the emergency department with some existing infection, however, only one private room is available. Which of the following clients is the most appropriate to assign to the private room?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 25
You are caring for four clients who are receiving IV infusions of normal saline. Which client is at the highest risk for bloodstream infections?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 25
A client who has frequent watery stools and a possible Clostridium difficile infection is hospitalized with dehydration. Which nursing action should the charge nurse delegate to an LPN/LVN?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 25
You are a school nurse. Which action will you take to have the most impact on the incidence of infectious disease in the school?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 25
You are caring for a newly admitted client with increasing dyspnea and dehydration who has possible avian influenza (bird flu). Which of these prescribed actions will you implement first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 25
A hospitalized 88-year-old client who has been receiving antibiotics for 10 days tells you that he is having frequent watery stools. Which action will you take first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 25
Which of the following information about a client who has meningococcal meningitis has the best indicator that you can discontinue droplet precautions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 25
You are the charge nurse on the pediatric unit when a pediatrician calls wanting to admit a child with rubeola (measles). Which of these factors is of most concern in determining whether to admit the child to your unit?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 25
A client who states that he may have been contaminated by anthrax arrives at the ED. The following actions are part of the ED protocol for possible anthrax exposure or infection. Which action will you take first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 25
A client has been diagnosed with disseminated herpes zoster. Which personal protective equipment (PPE) will you need to put on when preparing to assess the client? Select all that applyCorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 25
As the infection control nurse in an acute care hospital, which action will you take to most effectively reduce the incidence of health-care-associated infections?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 25
You are preparing to leave the room after performing oral suctioning on a client who is on contact and airborne precautions. In which order will you perform the following actions?
Remove N95 respirator
Take off the gown
Take off goggles
Perform hand hygiene
Question 19 of 25
You are preparing to change the linens on the bed of a client who has a draining sacral wound infected by MRSA. Which PPE items will you plan to use. Select all that applyCorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 25
You are preparing to care for a 6-year-old who has just undergone allogeneic stem cell transplantation and will need protective environment isolation. Which nursing tasks will you delegate to a nursing assistant? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 25
A 26-year-old client is diagnosed with scarlet fever. Which of the following is the most appropriate type of isolation for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 25
A newly admitted client with streptococcal pharyngitis (tonsillitis) has been placed on droplet precaution. Which of the following statements indicates the best understanding of this type of isolation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 25
Malcolm is newly assigned as a triage nurse, on his first day of work, the following clients arrive at the ED. Which among the clients require the most rapid action to protect other clients in the ED from infection?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 25
A client with a vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) infection is admitted to the medical unit. Which action can be delegated to a nursing assistant who is assisting with the client’s care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 25
Which of the following infection control activities should be delegated to an experienced nursing assistant?CorrectIncorrect
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