Pediatric Nursing Questions (1-5)

Pediatric Nursing Questions

1. To examine an infant's thyroid gland, the nurse should place the infant in which position?

a. Prone
b. Sitting
c. Standing
d. Supine

2. The nurse is caring for a newborn boy who has hypospadias. His parents are planning to have the baby circumcised before discharge. When teaching the parents about their child's condition, the nurse should tell them:

a. the baby can still be circumcised as planned.
b. the foreskin will be needed at the time of surgical correction.
c. circumcision is necessary because the foreskin obstructs the urethral meatus.
d. circumcision will correct the hypospadias.

3. A bottle-fed infant, age 3 months, is brought to the pediatrician's office for a well-child visit. During the previous visit, the nurse taught the mother about infant nutritional needs. Which statement by the mother during the current visit indicates effective teaching?

a. "I started the baby on cereals and fruits because he wasn't sleeping through the night."
b. "I started putting cereal in the bottle with formula because the baby kept spitting it out."
c. "I'm giving the baby iron-fortified formula and a fluoride supplement because our water isn't fluoridated."
d. "I'm giving the baby skim milk because he was getting so chubby."

4. An infant is hospitalized for treatment of inorganic failure to thrive. Which nursing action is most appropriate for this child?

a. Encouraging the infant to hold a bottle
b. Keeping the infant on bed rest to conserve energy
c. Rotating caregivers to provide more stimulation
d. Maintaining a consistent, structured environment

5. Which of the following is an early sign of heart failure in an infant with a congenital heart defect?

a. Tachypnea
b. Tachycardia
c. Poor weight gain
d. Pulmonary edema

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