NUR 228 Neurological Disorders Test 1 (Already graded A+)
NUR 228 Neurological Disorders Test 1
1. Regular oral hygiene is an essential intervention for the client who has had a stroke. Which of the following nursing measures is inappropriate when providing oral hygiene?
1. Placing the client on the back with a small pillow under the head.
2. Keeping portable suctioning equipment at the bedside.
3. Opening the client’s mouth with a padded tongue blade.
4. Cleaning the client’s mouth and teeth with a toothbrush.
2. A 78-year-old client is admitted to the emergency department with numbness and weakness of the left arm and slurred speech. Which nursing intervention is a priority?
1. Prepare to administer recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA).
2. Discuss the precipitating factors that caused the symptoms.
3. Schedule for A STAT computer tomography (CT) scan of the head.
4. Notify the speech pathologist for an emergency consult.
3. A client arrives in the emergency department with an ischemic stroke and receives tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) administration. Which is the priority nursing assessment?
1. Current medications.
2. Complete physical and history.
3. Time of onset of current stroke.
4. Upcoming surgical procedures.
4. During the first 24 hours after thrombolytic therapy for ischemic stroke, the primary goal is to control the client’s:
5. What is a priority nursing assessment in the first 24 hours after admission of the client with a thrombotic stroke?
1. Cholesterol level
2. Pupil size and pupillary response
3. Bowel sounds
6. What is the expected outcome of thrombolytic drug therapy?
1. Increased vascular permeability.
3. Dissolved emboli.
4. Prevention of hemorrhage
7. The client diagnosed with atrial fibrillation has experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Which medication would the nurse anticipate being ordered for the client on discharge?
1. An oral anticoagulant medication.
2. A beta-blocker medication.
3. An anti-hyperuricemic medication.
4. A thrombolytic medication.
8. Which client would the nurse identify as being most at risk for experiencing a CVA?
1. A 55-year-old African American male.
2. An 84-year-old Japanese female.
3. A 67-year-old Caucasian male.
4. A 39-year-old pregnant female.
9. Which assessment data would indicate to the nurse that the client would be at risk for a hemorrhagic stroke?
1. A bloodglucose level of 480 mg/dl.
2. A right-sided carotid bruit.
3. A blood pressure of 220/120 mmHg.
4. The presence of bronchogenic carcinoma.
10. The nurse and unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) are caring for a client with right-sided paralysis. Which action by the UAP requires the nurse to intervene?
1. The assistant places a gait belt around the client’s waist prior to ambulating.
2. The assistant places the client on the back with the client’s head to the side.
3. The assistant places her hand under the client’s right axilla to help him/her move up in bed.
4. The assistant praises the client for attempting to perform ADL’s independently.
NUR 228 Neurological Disorders Test 3 (Already graded A )
NUR 228 Neurological Disorders Test 3
1. A client admitted to the hospital with a subarachnoid hemorrhage has complaints of severe headache, nuchal rigidity, and projectile vomiting. The nurse knows lumbar puncture (LP) would be contraindicated in this client in which of the following circumstances?
1. Vomiting continues
2. Intracranial pressure (ICP) is increased
3. The client needs mechanical ventilation
4. Blood is anticipated in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
2. A client with a subdural hematoma becomes restless and confused, with dilation of the ipsilateralpupil. The physician orders mannitol for which of the following reasons?
1. To reduce intraocular pressure
2. To prevent acute tubular necrosis
3.To promote osmotic diuresis to decrease ICP
4. To draw water into the vascular system to increase blood pressure
3. A client with subdural hematoma was given mannitol to decrease intracranial pressure (ICP). Which of the following results would best show the mannitol was effective?
1. Urine output increases
2. Pupils are 8 mm and nonreactive
3. Systolic blood pressure remains at 150 mm Hg
4. BUN and creatinine levels return to normal
4. Which of the following values is considered normal for ICP?
1. 0 to 15 mm Hg
2. 25 mm Hg
3.35 to 45 mm Hg
4. 120/80 mm Hg
5. Which of the following symptoms may occur with a phenytoin level of 32 mg/dl?
1. Ataxia and confusion
2. Sodium depletion
6. Which of the following signs and symptoms of increased ICP after head trauma would appear first?
2. Large amounts of very dilute urine
3. Restlessness and confusion
4. Widened pulse pressure
7. Problems with memory and learning would relate to which of the following lobes?
8. While cooking, your client couldn’t feel the temperature of a hot oven. Which lobe could be dysfunctional?
9. The nurse is assessing the motor function of an unconscious client. The nurse would plan to use which of the following to test the client’s peripheral response to pain?
1. Sternal rub
2. Pressure on the orbital rim
3.Squeezing the sternocleidomastoidmuscle
4.Nail bed pressure
10. The client is having a lumbar puncture performed. The nurse would plan to place the client in which position for the procedure?
1. Side-lying, with legs pulled up and head bent down onto the chest
2. Side-lying, with a pillow under the hip
3.Prone, in a slight Trendelenburg’s position
4. Prone, with a pillow under the abdomen.
11. A nurse is assisting with caloric testing of the oculovestibular reflex of an unconscious client. Cold water is injected into the left auditory canal. The client exhibits eye conjugate movements toward the left followed by a rapid nystagmus toward the right. The nurse understands that this indicates the client has:
1. A cerebral lesion
2. A temporal lesion
3.An intact brainstem
12. The nurse is caring for the client with increased intracranial pressure. The nurse would note which of the following trends in vital signs if the ICP is rising?
1. Increasing temperature, increasing pulse, increasing respirations, decreasing blood pressure.
2. Increasing temperature, decreasing pulse, decreasing respirations, increasing blood pressure.
3. Decreasing temperature, decreasing pulse, increasing respirations, decreasing blood pressure.
4. Decreasing temperature, increasing pulse, decreasing respirations, increasing blood pressure.
13. The nurse is evaluating the status of a client who had a craniotomy 3 days ago. The nurse would suspect the client is developing meningitis as a complication of surgery if the client exhibits:
1. A positive Brudzinski’s sign
2. A negative Kernig’s sign
3.Absence of nuchal rigidity
4. A Glascow Coma Scale score of 15
14. A client is arousing from a coma and keeps saying, “Just stop the pain.” The nurse responds based on the knowledge that the human body typically and automatically responds to pain first with attempts to:
1. Tolerate the pain
2. Decrease the perception of pain
3. Escape the source of pain
4. Divert attention from the source of pain.
15. During the acute stage of meningitis, a 3-year-old child is restless and irritable. Which of the following would be most appropriate to institute?
1. Limiting conversation with the child
2. Keeping extraneous noise to a minimum
3.Allowing the child to play in the bathtub
4. Performing treatments quickly
16. Which of the following would lead the nurse to suspect that a child with meningitis has developed disseminated intravascular coagulation?
1. Hemorrhagic skin rash
4. Dyspnea on exertion
17. When interviewing the parents of a 2-year-old child, a history of which of the following illnesses would lead the nurse to suspect pneumococcal meningitis?
2. Middle ear infection
4. Septic arthritis
18. The nurse is assessing a child diagnosed with a braintumor. Which of the following signs and symptoms would the nurse expect the child to demonstrate? Select all that apply.
1. Head tilt
6. Increased pulse
19. A lumbar puncture is performed on a child suspected of having bacterial meningitis. CSF is obtained for analysis. A nurse reviews the results of the CSF analysis and determines that which of the following results would verify the diagnosis?
1. Cloudy CSF, decreased protein, and decreased glucose
2. Cloudy CSF, elevated protein, and decreased glucose
3. Clear CSF, elevated protein, and decreased glucose
4. Clear CSF, decreased pressure, and elevated protein
20. A nurse is planning care for a child with acute bacterial meningitis. Based on the mode of transmission of this infection, which of the following would be included in the plan of care?
1. No precautions are required as long as antibiotics have been started
2. Maintain enteric precautions
3. Maintain respiratory isolation precautions for at least 24 hours after the initiation of antibiotics
4. Maintain neutropenic precautions
21. A nurse is reviewing the record of a child with increased ICP and notes that the child has exhibited signs of decerebrate posturing. On assessment of the child, the nurse would expect to note which of the following if this type of posturing was present?
1. Abnormal flexion of the upper extremities and extension of the lower extremities
2. Rigid extension and pronation of the arms and legs
3.Rigid pronation of all extremities
4. Flaccid paralysis of all extremities
22. Which of the following assessment data indicated nuchal rigidity?
1. Positive Kernig’s sign
2. Negative Brudzinski’s sign
3.Positive homan’s sign
4. Negative Kernig’s sign
23. Meningitis occurs as an extension of a variety of bacterial infections due to which of the following conditions?
1. Congenital anatomic abnormality of the meninges
2. Lack of acquired resistance to the various etiologic organisms
3.Occlusion or narrowing of the CSF pathway
4. Natural affinity of the CNS to certain pathogens
24. Which of the following pathologic processes is often associated with aseptic meningitis?
1. Ischemic infarction of cerebral tissue
2. Childhood diseases of viral causation such as mumps
3.Brain abscesses caused by a variety of pyogenic organisms
4. Cerebral ventricular irritation from a traumatic brain injury
25. You are preparing to admit a patient with a seizure disorder. Which of the following actions can you delegate to LPN/LVN?
1. Complete admission assessment.
2. Set up oxygen and suction equipment.
3. Place a padded tongue blade at bedside.
4. Pad the side rails before patient arrives.