10 Pediatric NCLEX Questions
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A child shows the symptoms of impaired muscle tone such as with swallowing, as well as balance issues and developmental delays such as rolling over and sitting. What diagnosis would this tend to support?
C. Concussive disorder
D. Cerebral palsy
The nurse is caring for a child whose parents are both African Americans. The child exhibits swelling of their hands and feet, fever, and signs of blocked capillaries. What is a likely cause?
A. Hodgkin's disease
B. Diabetic ketoacdiosis
D. Sickle cell anemia
A child has whooping cough and is in the paroxysmal stage. What should the nurse educate the parents about?
A. The cough typically lasts 3-6 weeks
B. The child can experience septic shock
C. Vitamin supplementation can lessen symptoms
D. The disease can affect cardiac valves
Around what age, as a rule of thumb, can you estimate a child's height is roughly half of what it will be in adulthood?
The nurse has a pediatric client suffering from intussusception. What is a likely symptom?
A. Persistent cough
B. A lack of iron and vitamins B6 and B12
C. Severe abdominal pain
D. Blurred vision
An infant is born with a phenylalanine level of 10mg/dL. Which of the following interventions should the nurse expect?
A. Admission of infant to ICU
B. Monitor for and treat dehydration
C. Further testing after appropriate delay
D. Administration of lipid absorbents
At a seminar on infant care, the condition of hydrocephalus is being discussed. What statement about it would be correct?
A. It is caused by inadequate draining
B. It has similar symptoms to shock
C. Antibiotics can be an effective treatment
D. The associated cleft lip can be fixed surgically
A fracture to the epiphyseal plate of a child's left arm occurs. What complication can this potentially result in?
A. Early-onset osteoporosis
B. Reduced future growth
D. Guillain-barre syndrome
A child client has an eye-patch over their left eye. This is likely due to:
In administrating digoxin (Lanoxin) to a child, what action should the nurse take first?
A. Verify a lack of past seizures
B. Check connective tissue
C. Check for Goodell's sign
D. Check apical heart rate