NCLEX-PN Practice Exam 2


A client with a history of emboli is receiving Lovenox (enoxaparin). Which drug is given to counteract the effects of enoxaparin?

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Protamine sulfate is given to counteract the effects of enoxaparin as well as heparin. Calcium gluconate is given to counteract the effects of magnesium sulfate; therefore, answer A is incorrect. Answer B is incorrect because aquamephyton is given to counteract the effects of sodium warfarin. Answer C is incorrect because methergine is given to increase uterine contractions following delivery.

The nurse is formulating a plan of care for a client with a cognitive disorder. Which activity is most appropriate for the client with confusion and short attention span?

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Participating in reality orientation is the most appropriate activity for the client who is confused. Answers B, C, and D are incorrect because they are not suitable activities for a client who is confused.

The mother of a child with hemophilia asks the nurse which over-the-counter medication is suitable for her child’s joint discomfort. The nurse should tell the mother to purchase:

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The nurse should recommend acetaminophen for the child’s joint discomfort because it will have no effect on the bleeding time. Answers A, C, and D are all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications that can prolong bleeding time; therefore, they are not suitable for the child with hemophilia.

Which home remedy is suitable to relieve the itching associated with varicella?

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Applying a paste of baking soda and water soothes the itching and helps to dry the vesicles. The use of baby powder is not recommended for either children; therefore, answer A is incorrect. Answers B and C are incorrect because hydrogen peroxide and saline will not relieve the itching and will prevent the vesicles from crusting.

A newborn male has been diagnosed with hypospadias with chordee. The nurse understands that the infant will have altered patterns of urination because:

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The infant with hypospadias has altered patterns of urinary elimination caused by the location of the urinary meatus on the dorsum, or underside, of the penis. Answer B is incorrect because it refers to ureteral reflux. Answer C is incorrect because it refers to epispadias. Answer D is incorrect because it refers to exstrophy of the bladder.

The recommended time for administering Zantac (ranitidine) is:

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Zantac (ranitidine) should be administered in one dose at bedtime or with meals. Answers A, B, and C have incorrect times for dosing.

Which statement best describes the difference between the pain of angina and the pain of myocardial infarction?

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Pain associated with angina is relieved by rest. Answer B is incorrect because it is not a true statement. Answer C is incorrect because pain associated with angina can be referred to the jaw, the left arm, and the back. Answer D is incorrect because pain from a myocardial infarction can be referred to areas other than the left arm.

The nurse is developing a bowel-retraining plan for a client with multiple sclerosis. Which measure is likely to be least helpful to the client:

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It would not be helpful to limit the fluid intake of a client during bowel retraining. Answers B, C, and D would help the client; therefore, they are incorrect answers.

The nurse is providing dietary teaching for a client with Meniere’s disease. Which statement indicates that the client understands the role of diet in triggering her symptoms?

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The client with Meniere’s disease should limit the intake of foods that contain sodium. Answers A, C, and D have no relationship to the symptoms of Meniere’s disease; therefore, they are incorrect.

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