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NSG 6001 / NSG6001 ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE UNIT02 SECTION 7. ABDOMINAL PROBLEMS

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Section 7. Abdominal Problems MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. A 35-year-old female patient is seen in the clinic complaining of abdominal pain. Which of the following should be included in the examination? A. ... Lumbar puncture B. Family history of cardiac problems C. Contrast venography D. Pelvic exam ANS: D PTS: 1 2. Which of the following is a condition that results in colicky abdominal pain? A. Peptic ulcers B. Glisson’s capsule around the liver C. Peritoneum irritation D. Gallstones ANS: D PTS: 1 3. A patient comes to the office complaining of constipation. The patient lists all of the following medications. Which drug could be responsible for the constipation? A. Multivitamin B. Magnesium hydroxide C. Pepto-Bismol® D. Ibuprofen ANS: C PTS: 1 4. Which of the following is an appropriate strategy to manage constipation? A. Mildly exercise after breakfast. B. Five timed minutes on the toilet in which to defecate. C. Drink at least 48 ounces of fluids daily. D. Immediately begin pharmacologic treatment. ANS: A PTS: 1 5. A patient is seen with complaints of diarrhea. Which of the following should be included in the patient’s differential diagnosis? A. Gastroenteritis B. Recent use of Imodium C. Lack of dietary fiber D. Decreased physical activity ANS: A PTS: 1 This study source was downloaded by 100000831988016 from CourseHero.com on 03-17-2022 01:48:45 GMT -05:00 https://www.coursehero.com/file/54043690/Unit02-Section07rtf/ 6. Cameron, 38 years old, is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 189 pounds. He reports that he has had intermittent heartburn for several months and takes antacids with temporary relief. He has been waking during the night with a burning sensation in his chest. Which additional information would lead you to believe that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the cause of his pain? A. The pain seems better when he smokes to relieve his nerves. B. Coffee and fried foods don’t bother him. C. He wakes at night coughing with a bad taste in his mouth. D. He likes to wear loose clothing. ANS: C PTS: 1 7. Gail, a 35-year-old female patient, is seen in the clinic in the morning. She complains of abrupt onset of nausea, vomiting, colicky abdominal cramps, and profuse watery diarrhea that began last night. Her vitals are BP: 110/70, HR: 110, temperature: 99°F, RR: 12. She recently came back from a vacation in Switzerland, ate leftovers for dinner last night, and had a cold 2 weeks ago. Which of the following is the most probable cause of her condition? A. Staphylococcus B. Shigella C. Rotavirus D. Entamoeba histolytica ANS: A PTS: 1 8. Hannah is a patient that just had an appendectomy after a diagnosis of appendicitis and had no complications. Which of the following patient education points is correct? A. “You will need to take laxatives to encourage defecation post-surgery.” B. “You will need to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks to recover.” C. “Your diet will be advanced when bowel sounds return.” D. “I will put you on narcotics to manage your pain.” [Show More]

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