Chapter 34 Assessment of Digestive & Gastrointestinal Function

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Chapter 34  Assessment of Digestive & Gastrointestinal Function

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
The nurse recognizes that the brain regulates swallowing. Damage to this area of the brain will affect the patient’s ability to swallow:

A) Temporal lobe B) Medulla oblongata C) Cerebellum D) Pons

2.
The dietitian who is meeting with a patient experiencing poor wound healing after surgery determines that the patient requires more protein in his diet and discusses the patient’s nutritional deficits with the nurse. The nurse is aware that enzymes are essential in the digestion of nutrients. What is the enzyme that initiates the digestion of protein?

A) Pepsin B) Intrinsic factor C) Lipase D) Amylase

3.
A patient has fractured the radius and may require surgery. His last meal was at 6:00 PM, and the surgery is held for risk of a potential aspiration. What is the earliest time the patient could potentially have surgery?

A) 12:00 AM B) 9:00 PM C) 8:00 AM D) 6:00 AM

4.
The nursing assistant notifies the nurse that the patient has bright red streaking of blood in the stool. This is likely a result of which of the following?
A)
Diet high in red meat
C)
Hemorrhoids
B)
Upper GI bleed
D)
Cancer of the large intestine

5.
An adult patient is scheduled for an upper GI series that will use a barium swallow. What teaching should the nurse include when the patient has completed the test?
A)
Stool will be yellow for the first 24 hours post-procedure.
B)
The barium may cause diarrhea.
C)
Fluids must be increased to facilitate the evacuation of the stool.
D)
This series includes analysis of gastric secretions.

 

Answer Key

1.
B
2.
A
3.
A
4.
C
5.
C

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