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10 Health Assessment NCLEX® Questions

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  • Question 1 of 10

A client is being cared for after a traumatic brain injury. During an initial assessment, the nurse performs the Glasgow Coma Scale and gives the client a score of 8. Which of the following responses from the nurse is appropriate to manage the client’s respiratory rate?

  • Question 2 of 10

In which situation would it be most appropriate to perform a comprehensive health history assessment on a client?

  • Question 3 of 10

When listening to a client’s heart sounds during auscultation, which sounds would most likely be heard using the bell of the stethoscope?

  • Question 4 of 10

A nurse needs to assess posterior lung sounds in a client. In which position would it be most appropriate to place this client?

  • Question 5 of 10

The nurse is performing an assessment of a client’s abdomen. Upon palpation, the nurse feels an abnormal lump in the left upper quadrant that is extremely painful for the client. The nurse is likely palpating which of the following?

  • Question 6 of 10

The nurse is performing an initial assessment on a new client in the clinic. Which of the following elements would be included as part of the general survey? Select all that apply.

  • Question 7 of 10

A nurse is performing an initial assessment on a client who is being admitted to the hospital for exacerbation of heart failure. During the client interview, the nurse wants to assess the client’s background and health history. Which of the following are examples of leading questions that the nurse should avoid? Select all that apply.

  • Question 8 of 10

The nurse is caring for a client who arrives at the emergency department after falling down multiple times. Upon initial assessment, the client states, “I am so dizzy I can’t stay standing up.” What is the nurse’s first priority?

  • Question 9 of 10

While at a routine clinic appointment, the nurse notes a client with lung cancer is breathing heavily, wearing dirty clothes and looking disheveled. The client has lost 15 pounds since the last visit. Which of the following statements by the nurse therapeutically assesses the client’s functional capacity? Select all that apply.

  • Question 10 of 10

A nurse is palpating a client’s abdomen to check for an abdominal aortic aneurysm during a physical assessment. Which part of the hand would the nurse most likely use to palpate for this finding?

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