1. A peripheral IV line would be located in the :
A. Subclavian vein
B. Cephalic vein
C. Radial artery
D. Superior vena cava

2. You are in the process of bathing and assessing your client when you note the IV fluid bag is empty. The appropriate   interventions would be:
A. Put the IV pump on hold, finish the assessment, obtain and hang another bag of IV fluid, finish the bath
B. Put the IV pump on hold, obtain and hold another IV bag of fluid, finish the assessment and bath.
C. Put the IV pump on hold, finish the assessment and bath, obtain another bag of IV fluid.
D. Finish the assessment, put the IV pump on hold, obtain and hang another bag of IV fluid, finish the bath.

3. Warning signs for colon cancer include:
A. high fat diet
B. rectal bleeding
C. family history
D. high fiber diet

4. The client has been noted to have periods of incontinence with coughing or sneezing. The nurse correctly identifies this as _______________ incontinence:
A. overflow
B. total
C. stress
D. functional

5. The client is in severe renal failure. he is most liable to develop which of the following acid-base disturbances?
A. Respiratory acidosis
B. Respiratory  alkalosis
C. Metabolic acidosis
D. Metabolic alkalosis

6.  Which of the following clients is at risk for developing respiratory acidosis ?  One who:
A. has a history of diabetes mellitus.
B. has had diarrhea for five days.
C. c/o of nausea and vomiting for five days.
D. c/o of severe chest soreness after open heart surgery.

7.  Hospice care lies in which category of health care delivery?
A. Primary health care
B. Tertiary health care
C. Secondary health care
D. Affordable health care

8.  When assessing a patient which symptoms would support the nursing diagnosis of fluid volume deficit?
A. thready radial pulse and straw colored urine
B. straw colored urine and decreased skin turgor
C. urine specific gravity of 1.015 and thready radial pulse
D. decreased skin turgor and a urine specific gravity of 1.035.

9. The client is experiencing diarrhea and needs to replace potassium. The nurse recognizes that additional teaching is necessary when the client says that he should increase his intake of:
A. orange juice
B. warm tea
C. bananas
D. raisins

10.    When performing an abdominal dressing change on a client you observe a small amount thick, yellow drainage coming from the incision. You would document this drainage as:
A. Purulent
B. Serous
C. Serosanguinous
D. Sanquinous


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