NCLEX Practice Exam for Pediatric Nursing: Cardiovascular Disorders

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Welcome to your NCLEX Practice Exam for Pediatric Nursing: Cardiovascular Disorders! This exam is carefully curated to help you consolidate your knowledge and gain deeper understanding on the topic.

 

βœ” Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 15 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.

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  • 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

Think about the primary initiator of the cardiac cycle and its role in setting the rhythm of the heart.

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1. Nurse Carter is conducting a review session on the cardiac conduction system with her students. She presents a series of statements and asks the students to identify the one that accurately describes the conduction system of the heart. Which statement should the students correctly choose?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Start at the heart's natural pacemaker and follow the path of electrical conduction down to the muscle fibers that contract last in the cycle.

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2. Nurse Wilson is guiding her nursing students through the intricacies of the heart's conduction system. She's challenging them to correctly order the components through which an action potential travels during a heartbeat. Which sequence correctly reflects this path?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider the intervention that would reduce the infant's exertion during feeding, thus conserving energy and not overburdening the heart.

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3. Nurse Thompson is discussing with Mr. and Mrs. Bacon the best strategies to ensure their infant daughter, who is diagnosed with heart failure, receives optimal nutrition. Considering the infant's condition, which intervention should Nurse Thompson recommend to facilitate effective feeding for the infant?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Think about the four distinct heart defects that together define the specific congenital condition being described.

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4. The Smith Family is gathered at the hospital where their youngest child, Jordan, is being treated for a complex heart condition known as tetralogy of Fallot. Nurse Walters is explaining to the family the specific heart defects that make up this condition. Which combination of defects should Nurse Walters describe to the Smith Family as characteristic of tetralogy of Fallot?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Look for the condition known for a set of four cardiac defects, one of which involves the mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood leading to cyanosis.

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5. Nurse Carter is reviewing cardiac conditions with her nursing students, focusing on those that result in cyanosis due to deoxygenated blood mixing with oxygenated blood in the systemic circulation. She asks the students to identify the disorder that typically causes this phenomenon. Which disorder should the students correctly identify?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Think about the purpose of this fetal structure in bypassing certain circulatory routes before birth.

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6. Nurse Carter is reviewing the fetal circulation with a group of nursing students and emphasizes the role of the ductus arteriosus during intrauterine life. She explains its function in detail. According to Nurse Carter, what is the primary function of the ductus arteriosus in fetal circulation?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider the anatomical location of the coarctation and how it affects blood flow, especially in the lower extremities.

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7. Nurse Jobs is conducting a thorough assessment of Kobe, a child diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta. She knows the specific clinical features associated with this condition and is vigilant in her examination. Which of the following findings would Nurse Jobs anticipate when assessing Kobe?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Focus on the primary effect of digoxin on the cardiovascular system and consider which symptom is a direct manifestation of this effect when it becomes excessive.

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8. Nurse Hernandez is closely monitoring Brad, a patient with heart failure who is on digoxin therapy. She is particularly vigilant for signs of digoxin toxicity. Which of the following symptoms would Nurse Hernandez identify as a key indicator of digoxin toxicity in Brad?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Focus on the part of the heart that is specifically affected by pulmonic stenosis, considering where the obstruction occurs and the direction of blood flow.

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9. Nurse Rodriguez is designing an educational program for the parents of Larsa, who has been diagnosed with pulmonic stenosis (PS). To ensure the parents have a clear understanding of their child's condition, she plans to explain the specific nature of this heart disorder. Which of the following aspects should Nurse Rodriguez include to accurately describe pulmonic stenosis?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider the primary infection that, if left untreated, can lead to the development of rheumatic fever.

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10. Nurse Martinez is preparing a teaching plan for Cherry, who has been diagnosed with rheumatic fever. The focus of the plan is to highlight preventive measures that can avert the initial development of the condition. What crucial advice should Nurse Martinez include in her teaching to effectively prevent the onset of rheumatic fever for Cherry?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which complication is most commonly associated with the cardiovascular impact of Kawasaki disease.

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11. Nurse Thompson is monitoring Helen, a 6-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. In discussing Helen's condition with her parents, Nurse Thompson explains that, aside from the known symptoms of Kawasaki disease, there is another potential complication they should be aware of. Which of the following should Nurse Thompson include in her discussion?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider the procedure that directly addresses the anatomical positions of the great arteries to correct their transposition.

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12. Nurse Thompson is preparing a newborn patient with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) for surgery to correct the heart defect. She explains to the anxious parents that the upcoming procedure is essential for shifting the high pressure from the right ventricle to the left ventricle. Which procedure is Nurse Thompson discussing?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which strategy helps in conserving the child's energy by preventing unnecessary exertion, thereby reducing the strain on the heart.

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13. Nurse Thompson is caring for a child with heart disease and recognizes the importance of interventions that reduce cardiac demands and minimize the workload of the heart. In her plan of care, which intervention should Nurse Thompson prioritize to achieve this goal?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Think about the part of the heart that points downwards and rests on the diaphragm, typically felt during palpation of the chest.

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14. During a teaching session with a group of nursing students, Nurse Parker is discussing the anatomy of the heart. She asks the students to identify the term that refers to the bluntly rounded lower tip of the heart. Which term should the students select?

πŸ’‘ Hint

Consider which option directly reflects effective management and stability in a patient with heart failure, especially in terms of fluid balance and nutritional status.

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15. Nurse Davis is closely monitoring Justin, an 9-year-old boy with heart failure, to ensure he adheres to his therapeutic regimen. She reviews his health records and observations to determine if Justin is following the treatment plan effectively. Which of the following would indicate that Justin is adhering to his therapeutic regimen for heart failure?

Exam Mode

Welcome to your NCLEX Practice Exam for Pediatric Nursing: Cardiovascular Disorders! 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: 15 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 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.

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 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 Jobs is conducting a thorough assessment of Kobe, a child diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta. She knows the specific clinical features associated with this condition and is vigilant in her examination. Which of the following findings would Nurse Jobs anticipate when assessing Kobe?

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2. Nurse Thompson is discussing with Mr. and Mrs. Bacon the best strategies to ensure their infant daughter, who is diagnosed with heart failure, receives optimal nutrition. Considering the infant's condition, which intervention should Nurse Thompson recommend to facilitate effective feeding for the infant?

3 / 15

3. Nurse Thompson is caring for a child with heart disease and recognizes the importance of interventions that reduce cardiac demands and minimize the workload of the heart. In her plan of care, which intervention should Nurse Thompson prioritize to achieve this goal?

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4. Nurse Carter is reviewing the fetal circulation with a group of nursing students and emphasizes the role of the ductus arteriosus during intrauterine life. She explains its function in detail. According to Nurse Carter, what is the primary function of the ductus arteriosus in fetal circulation?

5 / 15

5. Nurse Carter is conducting a review session on the cardiac conduction system with her students. She presents a series of statements and asks the students to identify the one that accurately describes the conduction system of the heart. Which statement should the students correctly choose?

6 / 15

6. During a teaching session with a group of nursing students, Nurse Parker is discussing the anatomy of the heart. She asks the students to identify the term that refers to the bluntly rounded lower tip of the heart. Which term should the students select?

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7. Nurse Carter is reviewing cardiac conditions with her nursing students, focusing on those that result in cyanosis due to deoxygenated blood mixing with oxygenated blood in the systemic circulation. She asks the students to identify the disorder that typically causes this phenomenon. Which disorder should the students correctly identify?

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8. Nurse Thompson is monitoring Helen, a 6-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. In discussing Helen's condition with her parents, Nurse Thompson explains that, aside from the known symptoms of Kawasaki disease, there is another potential complication they should be aware of. Which of the following should Nurse Thompson include in her discussion?

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9. Nurse Wilson is guiding her nursing students through the intricacies of the heart's conduction system. She's challenging them to correctly order the components through which an action potential travels during a heartbeat. Which sequence correctly reflects this path?

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10. Nurse Davis is closely monitoring Justin, an 9-year-old boy with heart failure, to ensure he adheres to his therapeutic regimen. She reviews his health records and observations to determine if Justin is following the treatment plan effectively. Which of the following would indicate that Justin is adhering to his therapeutic regimen for heart failure?

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11. Nurse Martinez is preparing a teaching plan for Cherry, who has been diagnosed with rheumatic fever. The focus of the plan is to highlight preventive measures that can avert the initial development of the condition. What crucial advice should Nurse Martinez include in her teaching to effectively prevent the onset of rheumatic fever for Cherry?

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12. The Smith Family is gathered at the hospital where their youngest child, Jordan, is being treated for a complex heart condition known as tetralogy of Fallot. Nurse Walters is explaining to the family the specific heart defects that make up this condition. Which combination of defects should Nurse Walters describe to the Smith Family as characteristic of tetralogy of Fallot?

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13. Nurse Thompson is preparing a newborn patient with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) for surgery to correct the heart defect. She explains to the anxious parents that the upcoming procedure is essential for shifting the high pressure from the right ventricle to the left ventricle. Which procedure is Nurse Thompson discussing?

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14. Nurse Hernandez is closely monitoring Brad, a patient with heart failure who is on digoxin therapy. She is particularly vigilant for signs of digoxin toxicity. Which of the following symptoms would Nurse Hernandez identify as a key indicator of digoxin toxicity in Brad?

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15. Nurse Rodriguez is designing an educational program for the parents of Larsa, who has been diagnosed with pulmonic stenosis (PS). To ensure the parents have a clear understanding of their child's condition, she plans to explain the specific nature of this heart disorder. Which of the following aspects should Nurse Rodriguez include to accurately describe pulmonic stenosis?