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10 Respiratory NCLEX® Questions

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  • Question 1 of 10

The nurse is caring for a client with respiratory acidosis due to a benzodiazepine overdose. Which of the following nursing interventions are appropriate for this client? Select all that apply.

  • Question 2 of 10

A client is scheduled for a BAL, or bronchoalveolar lavage. What is the best description of this procedure?

  • Question 3 of 10

A nurse checks a client’s oxygen saturation by using a bedside sensory probe. The client has pneumonia that is currently being treated with antibiotics. When the nurse places the pulse oximeter probe on the client, the first reading she notes is 89 percent. Which of the following actions should the nurse perform first?

  • Question 4 of 10

A nurse is caring for a client with a diagnosis of respiratory alkalosis. Which pH finding would be consistent with this diagnosis?

  • Question 5 of 10

A nurse is caring for a client who is recovering from a chest injury. The provider orders arterial blood gases for the client. The results are pH 7.26, pCO2 52 mmHg, HCO3 25 mmHg, and oxygen saturation 92 percent. Which of the following best describes this client’s condition?

  • Question 6 of 10

Which best describes the purpose of pursed-lip breathing in the client with COPD?

  • Question 7 of 10

A client being treated for asthma needs to take the next dose of bronchodilator medication. After administering the drug, the nurse notes that the nursing assistant is passing out breakfast trays. Which of the following items on the breakfast tray should the nurse discuss with the client before the client consumes breakfast?

  • Question 8 of 10

The nurse is caring for a client with tuberculosis and is giving report to the oncoming nurse. Which of the following statements is most appropriate?

  • Question 9 of 10

A client is in need of an emergency tracheostomy. Which of the following scenarios does this involve?

  • Question 10 of 10

A nurse walks into a client’s room and discovers that the client is in respiratory distress. The client has tracheal deviation to the right side. The nurse knows to prepare for which of the following emergent procedures?

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