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10 Spinal Cord Injury NCLEX® Questions

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  • Question 1 of 10

A client has suffered a spinal cord injury after a fall. When he is brought in for care, the client experiences diaphoresis and headache. The nurse notes that his blood pressure is 174/102 mmHg. Which action should the nurse perform first?

  • Question 2 of 10

A 22-year-old client has suffered a spinal cord injury in which he is experiencing spinal shock and cannot feel his legs. Twenty-four hours after the injury, the client tells the nurse, “This will be good for me. I can handle this and I’m doing fine.” Which response from the nurse is most likely indicated?

  • Question 3 of 10

A client with a spinal cord injury has difficulty determining when the bladder needs emptied. The nurse teaches the client about tapping to stimulate voiding. How would the nurse describe tapping to this client?

  • Question 4 of 10

The most appropriate prevention against spinal cord injury is which of the following actions?

  • Question 5 of 10

The nurse knows that a client suffering from complete paralysis from the waist down would have the condition of which of the following?

  • Question 6 of 10

The nurse is on a rapid response team that has responded to a code blue. The victim is a visitor who has fallen down a flight of stairs and is unresponsive. A cervical spine injury is suspected. In order to perform CPR safely, what is the best initial intervention?

  • Question 7 of 10

A client has suffered a spinal cord injury after a diving accident. When first brought to the emergency room, the client is suffering from spinal shock. Which symptoms best describe this condition?

  • Question 8 of 10

The client has a spinal cord injury and is suffering from spinal shock. Which of the following is an expected symptom in spinal shock?

  • Question 9 of 10

A client is being seen in the emergency department after a spinal cord injury. The client initially states an inability to feel anything below the shoulders. At which point would this client need to be intubated with an endotracheal tube?

  • Question 10 of 10

The nursing care plan of a client with spinal cord injury should include which of the following? Select all that apply.

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