NURS 6531N MIDTERM EXAM 1 – QUESTION AND ANSWERS
NURS 6531N MIDTERM EXAM 1 – QUESTION AND ANSWERS

NURS 6531N MIDTERM EXAM 1 – QUESTION AND

ANSWERS

 Question 1

0 out of 0 points

When completing this quiz, did you comply with Walden University’s Code

of Conduct including the expectations for academic integrity?

Selected

Answer: Ye

s

Answers:

Ye

s

No

 Question 2

1 out of 1 points

The most common cancer found on the auricle is:

Selected

Answer: Basal cell carcinoma

Answers: Actinic keratosis

Basal cell carcinoma

Squamous cell

carcinoma

Acral-lentiginous

melanoma

 Question 3

0 out of 1 points

Which of the following medication classes should be avoided in patients with acute or

chronic bronchitis because it will contribute to ventilation-perfusion mismatch in the

patient?

Selected

Answer: Anticholinerg

ics

Answers: Xanthines

Antihistimine

s


Steroids

Anticholinerg

ics

 Question 4

0 out of 1 points

A 47 year old male patient presents to the clinic with a single episode of a moderate

amount of bright red rectal bleeding. On examination, external hemorrhoids are noted.

How should the nurse practitioner proceed?

Selected

Answer: Instruct the patient on measures to prevent hemorrhoids such as

bowel habits and diet.

Answers: Instruct the patient on measures to prevent hemorrhoids such as

bowel habits and diet.

Order a topical hemorrhoid cream along with a stool softener.

Refer the patient for a barium enema and sigmoidoscopy.

Refer the patient for a surgical hemorrhoidectomy.

 Question 5

0 out of 1 points

Which of the following patient characteristics are associated with chronic bronchitis?

Selected

Answer: Underweight, pink skin, and increased respiratory rate

Answers:

Overweight, cyanosis, and normal or slightly increased

respiratory rate

Underweight, pink skin, and increased respiratory rate

Overweight, pink skin, and normal or slightly increased

respiratory rate

Normal weight, cyanosis, and greatly increased

respiratory rate

 Question 6

1 out of 1 points


A 65-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and

polymyalgia rheumatica presents to urgent care with new onset left lower quadrant pain.

Her current medications include omeprazole 20 milligrams po daily, lisinopril 20

milligrams po daily, simvastatin 20 milligrams po daily, and prednisone 12 milligrams po

daily. The nurse practitioner suspects acute diverticulitis and possibly an abscess. The

most appropriate diagnostic test for this patient at this time is:

Selected

Answer: CT scan

Answers: CBC/diff

Erythrocyte

sedimentation rate

Abdominal ultrasound

CT scan

 Question 7

1 out of 1 points

A patient reports “something flew in my eye” about an hour ago while he was splitting

logs. If there were a foreign body in his eye, the nurse practitioner would expect to find

all except:

Selected

Answer: Purulent drainage

Answers:

Purulent drainage

Tearing

Photophobia

A positive fluorescein

stain

 Question 8

1 out of 1 points

A 21 year old college student presents to the student health center with copious,

markedly purulent discharge from her left eye. The nurse practitioner student should

suspect:

Selected

Answer: Gonococcal


conjunctivitis

Answers: Viral conjunctivitis

Common pink eye

Gonococcal

conjunctivitis

Allergic

conjunctivitis

 Question 9

0 out of 1 points

A 35 year old man presents with radicular pain followed by the appearance of grouped

vesicles consisting of about 15 lesions across 3 different thoracic dermatomes. He

complains of pain, burning, and itching. The nurse practitioner should suspect:

Selected

Answer: A complicated case of shingles and prescribe acyclovir, an analgesic,

and a topical cortisone cream

Answers: A common case of shingles and prescribe an analgesic and an antiviral

agent

A complicated case of shingles and prescribe acyclovir, an analgesic,

and a topical cortisone cream

Herpes zoster and consider that this patient may be

immunocompromised

A recurrence of chickenpox and treat the patient’s symptoms

 Question 10

0 out of 1 points

Which type of lung cancer has the poorest prognosis?

Selected

Answer: Adenocarcinoma

Answers: Adenocarcinoma

Epidermoid

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