Psychiatric Nursing Practice Test Part 1
Marco approached Nurse Trish asking foradvice on how to deal with his alcoholaddiction. Nurse Trish should tell the clientthat the only effective treatment foralcoholism is:a.Psychotherapy
Alcoholics anonymous (A.A.)c.Total abstinenced.Aversion Therapy2.Nurse Hazel is caring for a male client whoexperience false sensory perceptions withno basis in reality. This perception is knownas:a.Hallucinationsb.Delusionsc.Loose associationsd.Neologisms3.Nurse Monet is caring for a female clientwho has suicidal tendency. Whenaccompanying the client to the restroom,Nurse Monet should…a.Give her privacyb.Allow her to urinatec.Open the window and allow her toget some fresh aird.Observe her4.Nurse Maureen is developing a plan of carefor a female client with anorexia nervosa.Which action should the nurse include inthe plan?a.Provide privacy during mealsb.Set-up a strict eating plan for theclientc.Encourage client to exercise toreduce anxietyd.Restrict visits with the family5.A client is experiencing anxiety attack. Themost appropriate nursing interventionshould include?
Turning on the televisionb.Leaving the client alonec.Staying with the client andspeaking in short sentencesd.Ask the client to play with otherclients6.A female client is admitted with a diagnosisof delusions of GRANDEUR. This diagnosisreflects a belief that one is:a.Being Killedb.Highly famous and importantc.Responsible for evil worldd.Connected to client unrelated tooneself
A 20 year old client was diagnosed withdependent personality disorder. Whichbehavior is not most likely to be evidenceof ineffective individual coping?a.Recurrent self-destructive behaviorb.Avoiding relationshipc.Showing interest in solitaryactivitiesd.Inability to make choices anddecision without advise8.A male client is diagnosed with schizotypalpersonality disorder. Which signs wouldthis client exhibit during social situation?a.Paranoid thoughtsb.Emotional affectc.Independence needd.Aggressive behavior9.Nurse Claire is caring for a client diagnosedwith bulimia. The most appropriate initialgoal for a client diagnosed with bulimia is?a.Encourage to avoid foodsb.Identify anxiety causing situationsc.Eat only three meals a dayd.Avoid shopping plenty of groceries10.Nurse Tony was caring for a 41 year oldfemale client. Which behavior by the clientindicates adult cognitive development?a.Generates new levels of awarenessb.Assumes responsibility for heractionsc.Has maximum ability to solveproblems and learn new skillsd.Her perception are based on reality11.A neuromuscular blocking agent isadministered to a client before ECTtherapy. The Nurse should carefullyobserve the client for?a.Respiratory difficultiesb.Nausea and vomitingc.Dizzinessd.Seizures12.A 75 year old client is admitted to thehospital with the diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer’s type and depression. Thesymptom that is unrelated to depressionwould be?a.Apathetic response to theenvironmentb.“I don’t know” answer to questions