This quiz for hypomagnesemia and hypermagnesemia will test your ability to differentiate the causes, signs & symptoms, and nursing intervention between these two conditions.
The NCLEX exam and your nursing lecture exams will ask you questions about how to provide care to patients with low or high magnesium levels.
The questions on this quiz are some of the most common exam questions students are asked about hypomagnesemia and hypermagnesemia.
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Quiz on Hypomagnesemia & Hypermagnesemia
A patient is taking a diuretic called hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and has a potassium level of 2.0. Clinically the patient is presenting with nausea and tall T-waves on EKG in the lateral leads. Which of the following electrolyte imbalances would you also expect to see with this patient?
A. Mg+ 1.2
B. Mg+ 2.9
D. Mg+ 2.0
A patient has a Magnesium level of 1.3. Which of the following is NOT a sign or symptom of this condition?
A. Tall T-wave and depressed ST segment
B. Torsades de pointes
C. Positive Trouesseau’s and Chvostek’s
D. Absent deep tendon reflexes
On admission, a patient blood alcohol limit is greater than 400 mg/dL. The patient reports they drink a 12 pack of beer on a daily basis. Which of the following conditions is this patient MOST at risk for?
Which arrhythmia is a patient who has a Mg+ level of 0.8 most likely to experience?
A. Heart block
C. Torsades de pointes
D. Normal sinus rhythm
A patient’s magnesium level is 0.9. The doctor orders Magnesium Sulfate IV. Which nursing intervention takes PRIORITY?
A. Monitoring deep tendon reflexes
B. Assessing for hypertension
C. Monitoring potassium levels
D. Monitoring skin turgor
A patient is being discharge after being hospitalized with a Magnesium level of 0.7. After diet teaching with this patient, which statement by the patient warrants you to re-educate the patient?
A. “I love eating salads with kale and spinach”.
B. “I’m shocked mackerel contains magnesium”.
C. “I can’t believe I have to give up dark chocolate”.
D. “Tonight I’m cooking fried potatoes with a side dish of peas”.
A patient is admitted to the ER. The patient receives dialysis on Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week, and presents with a palpable AV shunt (thrill present) in the left upper arm. The patient is extremely lethargic and family members are present to help answer questions. While collecting the patient’s medication history the daughter states her mother has been taking “a lot” of Maalox lately due to upset stomach. You note this to be a significant finding. Which of the following lab values correlates with this finding?
A. Magnesium level of 3.6
B. Magnesium level of 2.4
C. Magnesium level of 1.0
D. Magnesium level of 1.4
Which of the following patients is MOST at risk for hypermagnesemia?
A. A patient with alcoholism
B. A patient taking a proton-pump inhibitor called Protonix
C. A patient suffering from Crohn’s Disease
D. A patient with a magnesium level of 0.6 receiving IV magnesium sulfate
Magnesium is absorbed by what system of the body?
A patient with a magnesium level of 3.6 would exhibit which of the signs and symptoms EXCEPT?
B. Profound Lethargy
C. EKG changes with prolonged PR & QR interval and widened QRS complex
D. Hyperreflexia of the deep tendons
A patient’s magnesium level is 3.0. The cater associate brings the patient a dinner tray. Which item on the tray would you remove to ensure the patient does not eat?
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