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10 Cardiac NCLEX® Questions

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  • Question 1 of 10

Which of the following best describes how an esophageal doppler measures blood flow in the cardiac patient?

  • Question 2 of 10

A nurse is caring for a client who is being discharged after cardiac surgery. The client has a prescription for enoxaparin to take at home. Which of the following discharge information should the nurse give to this client?

  • Question 3 of 10

Adenosine is a cardiac drug that is most likely indicated for the treatment of which type of cardiac rhythm?

  • Question 4 of 10

A nurse is working in the medical-surgical unit when the code alarm goes off, signifying that one of the clients on the unit is in cardiac arrest. The nurse steps in to the room to help with the code and starts to provide chest compressions to the client. Which of the following elements are part of providing external chest compressions during CPR? Select all that apply.

  • Question 5 of 10

A client with an injury to his chest has developed cardiac tamponade. The client’s blood pressure has dropped from 110/70 mmHg to 78/56 mmHg. The provider is preparing to perform a pericardiocentesis to remove the excess fluid around the client’s heart. Which action best describes the role of the nurse in assisting with this procedure?

  • Question 6 of 10

A nurse is caring for a client who underwent open-heart surgery 12 hours ago. While recovering, the client develops chest pain and becomes very restless. After testing, the provider determines that the client has developed cardiac tamponade. Which describes the most likely treatment for this condition?

  • Question 7 of 10

A nurse is working with a 68-year-old client with cardiac dysrhythmias who has cool skin, poor pulses, and mental status changes. Which of the following conditions is this client most likely experiencing?

  • Question 8 of 10

A client who is recovering from cardiac catheterization has developed low blood pressure and jugular venous distention. The nurse auscultates the client’s chest and notes clear lung sounds, but muffled heart sounds. Which action would the nurse perform first?

  • Question 9 of 10

A client in the ICU has gone into cardiac arrest. The code team has arrived and begun compressions. The nurse brings in the crash cart and sets up the defibrillator. Which of the following would be a shockable rhythm for defibrillation? Select all that apply.

  • Question 10 of 10

A client is undergoing cardiac stress testing at a rehabilitation center. During the test, the nurse notes that the client becomes short of breath with a blood pressure drop from 130/80 mmHg to 98/58 mmHg. Which action of the nurse is most appropriate?

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