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Sample Questions

Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Sample Questions

Listed below are sample questions to acquaint you with the test question format.  These questions do not reflect the scope or the difficulty level of the questions on the actual examination.  The reference from which each question is derived is also cited.  However, other references might substantiate a different answer, and the answer shown here might be substantiated by other references.  The rigorous review to which actual test questions are subject is not applied to these sample questions.  The focus that should be attended to in reviewing these items is format, not content.

1.A two day old neonate has been experiencing diarrhea for the last 24 hours.  The neonate is irritable and tremors have recently developed.  Feeding is poor.  There are no other signs or symptoms except for episodes of sneezing.  This neonate should be further evaluated for

A.heroin withdrawal

B.hypoglycemia

C.viral infection

Answer:A

Thureen, et al., Assessment and Care of the Well Newborn, Elsevier Mosby, St. Louis, 2005, p. 285

2.A normal finding of male genitalia in the term neonate is

A.retractable prepuce

B.rugated scrotum

C.testes in the inguinal canal

Answer:B

Kenner, et al., Comprehensive Neonatal Care,

Elsevier, Saunders, St. Louis, 2007, p. 179

3.A physiologic change that occurs with the onset of breathing is

A.decreased pulmonary blood flow

B.decreased pulmonary vascular resistance

C.reversal of shunt via the patent ductus arteriosus

Answer:B

Blackburn, et. al., Maternal, Fetal & neonatal Physiology, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007, p. 341.

4.The goal of treatment of gastroesophageal reflux in the neonate is to

A.achieve normal gastric emptying

B.decrease lower esophageal sphincter pressure

C.increase gastric pH

Answer:A

Martin, et. al., Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, 2006, pp. 1379-11380.

5.Removing a neonate from an incubator for procedures without use of an overhead warmer will result in heat loss by

A.convection

B.evaporation

C.radiation

Answer:A

Olds, Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women’s Health Across the Life Span, Davidson et al., Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2008, p 804.

Candidate Guide:  LOW RISK NEONATAL NURSING

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