RN COMPREHENSIVE PREDICTOR 2016 FORM A
1. A nurse in a clinic is caring for a middle adult client who
states, "The doctor says that, since I am at an average risk
for colon cancer, I should have a routine screening. What
does that involve?" Which of the following responses should
the nurse make?
A. "I'll get a blood sample from you and send it for a screening
B. "Beginning at age 600, you should have a colonoscopy."
C. "You should have a fecal occult blood test every year."
D. "The recommendation is to have a sigmoidoscopy every 10
years.": C. "You should have a fecal occult blood test every year."
Blood tests do not detect colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer screening for clients at average risk begins at
age 50. One option for screening is a colonoscopy every 10 years.
Another option for screening is a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5
2. A nurse is caring for a client who is having difficulty
breathing. The client is lying in bed with a nasal cannula
delivering oxygen. Which of the following interventions
should the nurse take first?
A. Suction the client's airway
B. Administer a bronchodilator
C.Increase the humidity in the client's room
D. Assist the client to an upright position: D. Assist the client to
an upright position
The nurse should use less invasive interventions first.
3. A nurse is preparing to administer 0.5 mL of oral single-dose
liquid medication to a client. Which of the following actions
should the nurse take?
A. Gently shake the container of medication prior to
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