MSN Exam for Musculoskeletal Problems

Practice Mode

Welcome to your MSN Exam for Musculoskeletal Problems! This exam is carefully curated to help you consolidate your knowledge and gain deeper understanding on the topic.

 

βœ” Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 20 items
  • Mode: Practice Mode

βœ” Exam Instructions

  1. Practice Mode: This mode aims to facilitate effective learning and review.
  2. Instant Feedback: After each question, the correct answer along with an explanation will be revealed. This is to help you understand the reasoning behind the correct answer, helping to reinforce your learning.
  3. Time Limit: There is no time limit for this exam. Take your time to understand each question and the corresponding choices.

βœ” Tips For Success

  • Read each question carefully. Take your time and don't rush.
  • Understand the rationale behind each answer. This will not only help you during this exam, but also assist in reinforcing your learning.
  • Don't be discouraged by incorrect answers. Use them as an opportunity to learn and improve.
  • Take breaks if you need them. It's not a race, and your understanding is what's most important.
  • Keep a positive attitude and believe in your ability to succeed.

Remember, this exam is not just a test of your knowledge, but also an opportunity to enhance your understanding and skills. Enjoy the learning journey!

 

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πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which instruction might not align with typical postoperative care protocols and realistic expectations for a patient who has undergone carpal tunnel surgery.

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1. As the charge nurse, you're assigning care for a patient who has recently returned from an open carpal tunnel release surgery. The experienced LPN/LVN will be caring for the patient under RN supervision. Which of the following instructions should you NOT include while directing the LPN/LVN?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Determine which patient's condition could have immediate and potentially severe consequences if not assessed promptly.

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2. Upon receiving the change-of-shift report, Nurse Emily needs to prioritize her patient assessments. Who should she assess first?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which focus is most critical during the immediate post-operative period to ensure optimal recovery.

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3. As the charge nurse, you've assigned an experienced LPN/LVN to care for Jenna, who underwent a below-the-knee amputation on her left leg just a day ago. What would you identify as the most crucial focus for today's nursing care?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Focus on which of the symptoms might be indicative of a more serious, potentially underlying issue that warrants immediate attention.

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4. Nurse Chris is overseeing the care of Mrs. Adams, a 68-year-old patient who has sustained a fractured femur. Chris instructs the nursing assistant on what to report without delay. Which of the following observations should the nursing assistant immediately communicate to Nurse Chris?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which patient scenario aligns most closely with the expertise and skills generally found in a nurse from the PACU.

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5. As the charge nurse, you're responsible for assigning patients for the day shift. One of the nurses has been temporarily moved from the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for the day. To whom would you assign this nurse?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which action could exacerbate the symptoms or cause additional harm to a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome.

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6. As the charge nurse, you observe a nursing assistant carrying out various tasks for Peter, a 50-year-old patient diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Which of the nursing assistant's actions necessitates your immediate intervention?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which observation could immediately compromise the effectiveness of the skeletal traction, requiring urgent intervention.

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7. Nurse Lisa is caring for Tim, a 37-year-old patient with a fractured fibula, who is currently in skeletal traction with pins inserted. She instructs the nursing assistant to promptly report which of the following observations?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Think about which vital sign could be an indicator of an ongoing infectious process, particularly relevant for a patient with osteomyelitis.

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8. As the supervising nurse, you delegate the task of measuring vital signs to an experienced nursing assistant. The patient in question has been recently diagnosed with osteomyelitis. Which vital sign would you instruct the nursing assistant to report to you immediately?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Think about which action could potentially worsen the patient's impaired physical mobility and compromise safety.

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9. As the charge nurse, you are observing Sarah, a newly graduated RN, as she cares for Mark, a patient with a fractured right ankle diagnosed with Impaired Physical Mobility. Which action performed by Sarah would require your immediate intervention?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Think about the scientific understanding of phantom limb pain and its current limitations.

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10. Nurse Oliver is caring for Susan, a patient who recently underwent a right above-the-knee amputation and is experiencing phantom limb pain. Susan inquires about the reason behind this type of pain. What would be Nurse Oliver's most accurate response?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Think about the postoperative recovery period and what the patient should realistically expect in terms of hand mobility.

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11. Nurse Kim is getting Robert, a 45-year-old patient who has undergone carpal tunnel release surgery, ready for discharge. What essential information should Nurse Kim make sure to convey to Robert before he leaves the hospital?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Focus on which symptom could indicate a complication requiring immediate medical attention.

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12. Nurse Lisa is performing an assessment on Sarah, who has recently sustained fractures to her medial ulna and radius and now has a cast. During her assessment, Nurse Lisa notes various findings. Which of these findings should prompt immediate communication with the physician?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Focus on setting realistic expectations for postoperative symptoms, including the duration of discomfort the patient might experience.

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13. Nurse Lisa is providing preoperative education for Jennifer, a 38-year-old patient scheduled for endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery the next morning. What crucial point should Nurse Lisa emphasize to Jennifer about postoperative expectations?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Think about which statement may unintentionally normalize or trivialize the serious risk of falls for a patient with osteoporosis.

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14. Nurse Michelle is planning an educational session for Sarah, a 70-year-old patient who has recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis. The focus of the session is on preventing falls. Among the various strategies Nurse Michelle is considering, which point should she NOT include in her teaching?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider who is best qualified to provide detailed information about prostheses to the patient.

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15. In the morning, Nurse Emma overhears a conversation between Mark, a patient who recently had a below-the-knee amputation, and a nursing assistant. Mark is curious about prostheses. What guidance should Nurse Emma give to the nursing assistant on how to respond?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which statement might be contrary to the best practices for medication administration and management of osteoporosis symptoms.

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16. While preparing Mrs. Johnson, a 70-year-old patient with osteoporosis, for discharge, Nurse Caroline hears various statements from her. Which of the following statements indicates that Mrs. Johnson may need further education before leaving the hospital?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Reflect on which intervention might be contra-indicated or require closer medical oversight due to the specific pathology of Paget's disease.

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17. As the charge nurse, you observe Nurse Kevin, an LPN/LVN, caring for Mark, a 68-year-old patient with Paget's disease. You notice that Nurse Kevin is involved in various patient interventions. Which of these actions would necessitate immediate intervention on your part?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which task does not require specialized nursing skills or assessment and can be safely carried out by a nursing assistant.

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18. Nurse Emily is caring for Sarah, a 42-year-old patient who has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and is scheduled for surgical intervention. Nurse Emily is considering various interventions and wishes to delegate one of them to a nursing assistant. Which task is most appropriate to delegate?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which task does not require specialized nursing judgment or assessment and can safely be carried out by a nursing assistant.

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19. Nurse Hannah is formulating a care plan for Ellen, an 80-year-old patient diagnosed with osteoporosis. The nursing diagnosis includes "Risk for Falls." Nurse Hannah is considering several interventions to manage this risk and wants to delegate one of the tasks to a nursing assistant. Which intervention is most appropriate to delegate?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which of these findings could present a significant and immediate risk involving neural structures and would therefore warrant prompt medical evaluation.

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20. Nurse Olivia is admitting Tom, a 65-year-old patient diagnosed with Paget's disease. Upon conducting an initial assessment, Nurse Olivia observes multiple clinical signs. Which of the following findings should prompt her to immediately notify the physician?

Exam Mode

Welcome to your MSN Exam for Musculoskeletal Problems! This exam is carefully designed to provide you with a realistic test-taking experience, preparing you for the pressures of an actual nursing exam.

 

βœ” Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 20 items
  • Mode: Exam Mode

βœ” Exam Instructions

  1. Exam Mode: This mode is intended to simulate the environment of an actual exam. Questions and choices will be presented one at a time.
  2. Time Limit: Each question must be answered within 90 seconds. The entire exam should be completed within 30 minutes.
  3. Feedback and Grading: Upon completion of the exam, you will be able to see your grade and the correct answers to all questions. This will allow you to evaluate your performance and understand areas for improvement.

βœ” Tips For Success

  • Read each question carefully. You have 90 seconds per question, so make sure you understand the question before selecting your answer.
  • Pace yourself. Remember, you have 30 minutes in total, so try to maintain a steady rhythm.
  • Focus on one question at a time. Try not to worry about the questions to come.
  • Stay calm under pressure. Use your knowledge and trust your instincts.
  • Remember, it's not just about the score, but about the learning process.

This exam is not only a measurement of your current understanding, but also a valuable learning tool to prepare you for your future nursing career. Click 'Start Exam' when you're ready to begin. Good luck!

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1. In the morning, Nurse Emma overhears a conversation between Mark, a patient who recently had a below-the-knee amputation, and a nursing assistant. Mark is curious about prostheses. What guidance should Nurse Emma give to the nursing assistant on how to respond?

2 / 20

2. As the charge nurse, you're responsible for assigning patients for the day shift. One of the nurses has been temporarily moved from the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for the day. To whom would you assign this nurse?

3 / 20

3. Nurse Oliver is caring for Susan, a patient who recently underwent a right above-the-knee amputation and is experiencing phantom limb pain. Susan inquires about the reason behind this type of pain. What would be Nurse Oliver's most accurate response?

4 / 20

4. Nurse Hannah is formulating a care plan for Ellen, an 80-year-old patient diagnosed with osteoporosis. The nursing diagnosis includes "Risk for Falls." Nurse Hannah is considering several interventions to manage this risk and wants to delegate one of the tasks to a nursing assistant. Which intervention is most appropriate to delegate?

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5. As the charge nurse, you observe Nurse Kevin, an LPN/LVN, caring for Mark, a 68-year-old patient with Paget's disease. You notice that Nurse Kevin is involved in various patient interventions. Which of these actions would necessitate immediate intervention on your part?

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6. While preparing Mrs. Johnson, a 70-year-old patient with osteoporosis, for discharge, Nurse Caroline hears various statements from her. Which of the following statements indicates that Mrs. Johnson may need further education before leaving the hospital?

7 / 20

7. Nurse Kim is getting Robert, a 45-year-old patient who has undergone carpal tunnel release surgery, ready for discharge. What essential information should Nurse Kim make sure to convey to Robert before he leaves the hospital?

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8. As the charge nurse, you're assigning care for a patient who has recently returned from an open carpal tunnel release surgery. The experienced LPN/LVN will be caring for the patient under RN supervision. Which of the following instructions should you NOT include while directing the LPN/LVN?

9 / 20

9. Nurse Olivia is admitting Tom, a 65-year-old patient diagnosed with Paget's disease. Upon conducting an initial assessment, Nurse Olivia observes multiple clinical signs. Which of the following findings should prompt her to immediately notify the physician?

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10. Nurse Chris is overseeing the care of Mrs. Adams, a 68-year-old patient who has sustained a fractured femur. Chris instructs the nursing assistant on what to report without delay. Which of the following observations should the nursing assistant immediately communicate to Nurse Chris?

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11. As the supervising nurse, you delegate the task of measuring vital signs to an experienced nursing assistant. The patient in question has been recently diagnosed with osteomyelitis. Which vital sign would you instruct the nursing assistant to report to you immediately?

12 / 20

12. Nurse Michelle is planning an educational session for Sarah, a 70-year-old patient who has recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis. The focus of the session is on preventing falls. Among the various strategies Nurse Michelle is considering, which point should she NOT include in her teaching?

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13. As the charge nurse, you are observing Sarah, a newly graduated RN, as she cares for Mark, a patient with a fractured right ankle diagnosed with Impaired Physical Mobility. Which action performed by Sarah would require your immediate intervention?

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14. Upon receiving the change-of-shift report, Nurse Emily needs to prioritize her patient assessments. Who should she assess first?

15 / 20

15. Nurse Lisa is providing preoperative education for Jennifer, a 38-year-old patient scheduled for endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery the next morning. What crucial point should Nurse Lisa emphasize to Jennifer about postoperative expectations?

16 / 20

16. As the charge nurse, you observe a nursing assistant carrying out various tasks for Peter, a 50-year-old patient diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Which of the nursing assistant's actions necessitates your immediate intervention?

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17. Nurse Lisa is caring for Tim, a 37-year-old patient with a fractured fibula, who is currently in skeletal traction with pins inserted. She instructs the nursing assistant to promptly report which of the following observations?

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18. As the charge nurse, you've assigned an experienced LPN/LVN to care for Jenna, who underwent a below-the-knee amputation on her left leg just a day ago. What would you identify as the most crucial focus for today's nursing care?

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19. Nurse Lisa is performing an assessment on Sarah, who has recently sustained fractures to her medial ulna and radius and now has a cast. During her assessment, Nurse Lisa notes various findings. Which of these findings should prompt immediate communication with the physician?

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20. Nurse Emily is caring for Sarah, a 42-year-old patient who has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and is scheduled for surgical intervention. Nurse Emily is considering various interventions and wishes to delegate one of them to a nursing assistant. Which task is most appropriate to delegate?