Health Assessment in Nursing 5th Edition By Janet R. Weber, Jane H. Kelley – Test Bank
1. A nurse on a postsurgical unit is admitting a client following the client’s
cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal). What is the overall purpose of the assessment for
A) Collecting accurate data
B) Assisting the primary care provider
C) Validating previous data
D) Making clinical judgments
2. A client has presented to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of abdominal
pain. Which member of the care team would most likely be responsible for collecting
the subjective data on the client during the initial comprehensive assessment?
B) ED nurse
C) Admissions clerk
D) Diagnostic technician
3. The nurse has completed an initial assessment of a newly admitted client and is applying
the nursing process to plan the client’s care. What principle should the nurse apply when
using the nursing process?
A) Each step is independent of the others.
B) It is ongoing and continuous.
C) It is used primarily in acute care settings.
D) It involves independent nursing actions.
4. The nurse who provides care at an ambulatory clinic is preparing to meet a client and
perform a comprehensive health assessment. Which of the following actions should the
nurse perform first?
A) Review the client’s medical record.
B) Obtain basic biographic data.
C) Consult clinical resources explaining the client’s diagnosis.
D) Validate information with the client.
5. Which of the following client situations would the nurse interpret as requiring an
A) A pediatric client with severe sunburn
B) A client needing an employment physical
C) A client who overdosed on acetaminophen
D) A distraught client who wants a pregnancy test