NCLEX Practice Exam for Patient Positioning

Practice Mode

Welcome to your NCLEX Practice Exam for Patient Positioning! This exam is carefully curated to help you consolidate your knowledge and gain deeper understanding on the topic.

 

Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 15 items
  • Mode: Practice Mode

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.

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!

 

Click 'Start Exam' when you're ready to begin. Best of luck!

💡 Hint

Consider how to minimize swelling and provide comfort for the recently amputated limb.

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1. Nurse Thompson is preparing to care for Mr. Alvarez, who has just had an above-knee amputation on his right leg. She needs to ensure he is in the best position during the first 24 hours after surgery. Which position should she use for Mr. Alvarez?

💡 Hint

Think about the position that best facilitates swallowing and ensures airway protection during the insertion of a nasogastric tube.

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2. Nurse Aaron is preparing to insert a nasogastric tube for a patient who has suffered a stroke. He understands that the optimal position for this procedure is:

💡 Hint

Consider the position that helps reduce swelling and supports airway management.

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3. Nurse Rogers is attending to a patient with severe burns on the face and head. To ensure optimal care and facilitate breathing, she needs to decide the best position for the patient. Which position should Nurse Rogers choose?

💡 Hint

Think about the position that would be least appropriate for a patient recovering from surgery involving the pituitary gland.

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4. Nurse Kelly is reviewing proper postoperative positioning for different procedures. She needs to identify which scenario does not correctly match the procedure with the appropriate position. Which one is incorrect?

💡 Hint

Think about the position that uses gravity to help prevent acid from flowing back into the esophagus.

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5. Nurse Ryan is caring for a client with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). To alleviate symptoms and improve comfort, which position will best help the client in this case?

💡 Hint

Think about the position that prevents dislocation and promotes proper alignment of the new hip joint.

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6. Nurse Kelly has just received a postoperative total hip replacement patient from the recovery unit. She needs to decide on the best position to place the patient in to ensure proper healing and comfort. What is the optimal position for this patient?

💡 Hint

Consider the position that helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of complications in a patient with autonomic dysreflexia.

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7. Nurse Kelly is caring for Mr. Harrison, who is experiencing autonomic dysreflexia. To best manage his condition, she needs to position him appropriately. Which position should she use?

💡 Hint

Think about which surgical procedure affects the airway and could benefit from improved respiratory function through elevation.

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8. Nurse Carter is reviewing the postoperative care for several patients. She considers the advantages of positioning the bed for optimal patient outcomes. Which patient would benefit most from having the head of the bed elevated?

💡 Hint

Focus on the procedure that involves major arterial surgery, where immobilization of the extremity is crucial for healing and preventing complications.

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9. Nurse Roberts is attending to Mrs. Green, who must remain on bed rest for 24 hours with her affected extremity kept straight. Which of the following procedures requires this specific post-operative care?

💡 Hint

Consider the position that helps in reducing swelling and promoting proper drainage for the arm on the side where the mastectomy was performed.

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10. Nurse Wilson is caring for Ms. Smith, a patient who has recently undergone a mastectomy. What is the best position for Nurse Wilson to place Ms. Smith in?

💡 Hint

Consider the position that promotes optimal cerebral drainage and reduces the risk of increased intracranial pressure.

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11. Nurse Angela is attending to Mr. Thompson, who has just returned to the recovery unit after undergoing a craniotomy. To ensure proper post-operative care, Nurse Angela must position Mr. Thompson correctly. Which of the following positions should she use?

💡 Hint

Consider which position helps to reduce swelling and improve venous return in the affected leg.

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12. Nurse Daniels is caring for a patient diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis. She needs to determine the most appropriate positioning to enhance the patient's comfort and circulation. What position should she provide for this patient?

💡 Hint

Think about the position that allows the best access to the pleural space while keeping the patient comfortable and stable.

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13. A client with pleural effusion is scheduled to have a thoracentesis. The nurse on duty will assist the client into which position during the procedure?

💡 Hint

Think about the position that utilizes gravity to aid the flow of the enema solution through the sigmoid colon.

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14. Nurse Anna is administering a cleansing enema to a client with severe constipation. She will place the client in which position?

💡 Hint

Consider the position that minimizes strain on the femoral artery and reduces the risk of bleeding at the catheter insertion site.

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15. Nurse Stevens is caring for a patient who has just returned to the nursing unit after undergoing a cardiac catheterization via the femoral artery. To ensure the patient's safety and comfort post-procedure, which position should the nurse place the patient in?

Exam Mode

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

 

Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 15 items
  • Mode: Exam Mode

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 22 minutes and 30 seconds.
  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.

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 22 minutes and 30 seconds 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. Nurse Daniels is caring for a patient diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis. She needs to determine the most appropriate positioning to enhance the patient's comfort and circulation. What position should she provide for this patient?

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2. Nurse Kelly is caring for Mr. Harrison, who is experiencing autonomic dysreflexia. To best manage his condition, she needs to position him appropriately. Which position should she use?

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3. Nurse Stevens is caring for a patient who has just returned to the nursing unit after undergoing a cardiac catheterization via the femoral artery. To ensure the patient's safety and comfort post-procedure, which position should the nurse place the patient in?

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4. Nurse Wilson is caring for Ms. Smith, a patient who has recently undergone a mastectomy. What is the best position for Nurse Wilson to place Ms. Smith in?

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5. Nurse Ryan is caring for a client with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). To alleviate symptoms and improve comfort, which position will best help the client in this case?

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6. Nurse Anna is administering a cleansing enema to a client with severe constipation. She will place the client in which position?

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7. A client with pleural effusion is scheduled to have a thoracentesis. The nurse on duty will assist the client into which position during the procedure?

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8. Nurse Roberts is attending to Mrs. Green, who must remain on bed rest for 24 hours with her affected extremity kept straight. Which of the following procedures requires this specific post-operative care?

9 / 15

9. Nurse Kelly has just received a postoperative total hip replacement patient from the recovery unit. She needs to decide on the best position to place the patient in to ensure proper healing and comfort. What is the optimal position for this patient?

10 / 15

10. Nurse Carter is reviewing the postoperative care for several patients. She considers the advantages of positioning the bed for optimal patient outcomes. Which patient would benefit most from having the head of the bed elevated?

11 / 15

11. Nurse Thompson is preparing to care for Mr. Alvarez, who has just had an above-knee amputation on his right leg. She needs to ensure he is in the best position during the first 24 hours after surgery. Which position should she use for Mr. Alvarez?

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12. Nurse Rogers is attending to a patient with severe burns on the face and head. To ensure optimal care and facilitate breathing, she needs to decide the best position for the patient. Which position should Nurse Rogers choose?

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13. Nurse Kelly is reviewing proper postoperative positioning for different procedures. She needs to identify which scenario does not correctly match the procedure with the appropriate position. Which one is incorrect?

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14. Nurse Aaron is preparing to insert a nasogastric tube for a patient who has suffered a stroke. He understands that the optimal position for this procedure is:

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15. Nurse Angela is attending to Mr. Thompson, who has just returned to the recovery unit after undergoing a craniotomy. To ensure proper post-operative care, Nurse Angela must position Mr. Thompson correctly. Which of the following positions should she use?