CNA Practice study 1

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In which of the following locations would a nursing assistant stand when assisting a resident who has experienced a stroke to ambulate?
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On the resident’s affected side
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Which of the following is appropriate care for a resident who is agitated and talking loudly?
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Speak to the resident in a calm, comforting manner
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Gloves are to be worn when performing which of the following activities?
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Performing peri-care
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Which of the following is an example of neglect?
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Applying a restraint too light
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When a resident is dying, which sense is lost last?
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Hearing
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Which of the following is the first sign of a decubitus ulcer?
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Redness
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The nursing assistant demonstrates correct listening skills by which of the following activities?
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Leaning toward the resident and responding when appropriate
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Which of the following locations is the body temperature of a resident taken most often?
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Oral
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Which of the following is performed to increase muscle strength and joint mobility of a resident who is unable to voluntarily move his or her limbs?
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Passive range of motion exercises
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When a resident is being transferred to a wheelchair by the nursing assistant, which of the following is the position for the nursing assistant during the transfer?
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In front of the wheelchair
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What is the first action of a nursing assistant before performing a procedure?
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Checking the resident’s identification
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Which muscles are injured most often when a nursing assistant does not use proper body mechanics for a procedure?
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Back muscles
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Which of the following choices is not a safety precaution used for showering a resident?
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Leaving the resident unattended in the shower
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Which of the following phrases best defines the term STAT?
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Immediately
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Which of the following is the most appropriate action of the nursing assistant when a resident complains of chest pain?
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Call for help immediately
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A bed that is free of wrinkles is necessary to prevent which of the following complications?
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Pressure sore
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In which of the following food groups is Vitamin D found?
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Dairy
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Which of the following is a true statement regarding religious beliefs?
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Residents have a right to practice their own religious beliefs
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Which of the following choices is needed to communicate with a completely deaf resident?
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Pen and paper
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The nurse administering the wrong medication to a resident is an example of which of the following?
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Malpractice
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A nursing assistant threatening to restrain a resident is an example of which of the following?
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Assault
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Select the appropriate equipment to use when giving mouth care to an unconscious resident
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Soft Toothette
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Which of the following is a description of a stage one decubitus ulcer?
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Redness
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Which of the following is the medical term for intestinal gas?
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Flatus
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Which of the following statements by a nursing assistant suggests that he or she has an understanding of cultural awareness?
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Care is planned to include a resident’s cultural needs
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The nursing assistant is offered a $10 tip by a family member for taking good care of her mother. Which of the following is the best course of action for the nursing assistant?
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Refuse to accept the money
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Which of the following is the best action of the nursing assistant when assisting a resident with a.m. (morning) care to encourage independence?
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Allowing the resident to do as much as possible for himself or herself and then assisting him or her with the rest of the a.m. care
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It is appropriate for the nursing assistant to share resident information with all of the following persons, except
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A member of the resident’s church
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When assisting a resident who has right-sided weakness to get dressed in the morning, which arm is placed in the sleeve of the shirt first?
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Right side (the affected side)
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Which of the following products are applied to a resident’s skin before shaving?
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Shaving cream
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A resident has just been told of a family member’s death. The best way to help the resident deal with the death is by which of the following actions?
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Staying with the resident and encouraging him or her to talk
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Which of the following is not part of the procedure when documenting in the medical record?
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Write in pencil
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As a nursing assistant, you can refuse to do a delegated task when which of the following occurs?
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It is not a task a nursing assistant should perform
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Which of the following is the last action taken by the nursing assistant when making a resident’s bed?
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Handwashing
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Which of the following is the correct definition for NPO
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Nothing by mouth
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Who is responsible to ask visitors to leave the resident’s room before giving the resident a bath?
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The nursing assistant preparing to give the bath
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Which of the following is true regarding the resident’s phone rights?
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Access to phones and privacy is provided to each resident
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Which of the following is the first stage of grief as presented by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross?
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Denial
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Which of the following best defines restorative nursing
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Helping to regain strength, promoting well-being, and increasing self-care ability
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Who should the nursing assistant report to when the resident is threatening to leave the facility without physician permission?
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Nurse
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Which of the following is least likely to cause a skin tear?
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Short cropped nails
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A fellow nursing assistant comes to work under the influence of marijuana. As a member of the health-care team, your best action is which of the following?
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Inform the nurse immediately
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An assigned resident does not want lifesaving measures to be performed if he expires. You know the term written on the chart is which of the following?
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DNR
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Which of the following behaviors is considered a demonstration of caring?
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Taking the time to listen to the resident
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If the nursing assistant recognizes that a resident is not eating enough, he or she should do which of the following?
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Offer dietary supplements as prescribed
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When a resident falls, what is the most frequent injury that occurs
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Fractured hip
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In which of the following conditions is a cold pack applied?
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To decrease swelling
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Which of following is not a sign of impending death?
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Stable vital signs
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Select the observation that should be reported to the nurse STAT?
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Respiratory rate of 38
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The resident is to be placed in Fowler’s position. Which of the following is the correct definition of this position?
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Head of bed 45-60 degrees with legs either bent or straight
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When helping to lift a resident up in bed, which of the following positions demonstrates proper use of body mechanics?
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Bend slightly at the waist, keep knees partially flexed, and lift with your legs muscles
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Washing your hands appropriately is important to reduce the spread of infection. Which of the following directions is false?
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If hands are visibly soiled, you may use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
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When wearing gloves, remember to do which of the following to ensure adequate protection?
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Wash your hands before and after glove use
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When caring for a resident who is anxious, it is important for the nursing assistant to do which of the following?
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Remain calm and speak softly
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When a confused resident is placed in restraints by the nurse, the nursing assistant knows which of the following is true
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Assessment of the resident needs such as bathroom, repositioning, and circulation must be conducted at least every 2 hours
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The nursing assistant is walking a resident around the unit, and the resident starts to fall. The first action of the nursing assistant should be which of the following?
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Get behind the resident and ease the patient to ground slowly
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Which of the following terms is used to define when a resident becomes more confused each day during the evening or night hours?
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Sundowner’s Syndrome
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The nursing assistant is ready to enter Mrs. Jane Smith’s room to care for her. Which of the following is the best way to approach Mrs. Smith?
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“Good morning, Mrs. Smith. I am Mrs. Jones the nursing assistant on duty today. How may I help you?”
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A nursing assistant smells smoke in the nursing facility. A resident is found smoking a cigarette. Which of the following actions is correct?
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Tell the resident that it is a safety hazard and ask him or her to go outside
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The resident consumed 3 ounces of juice. How many milliliters should the nursing assistant document on the flow sheet?
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90 mL
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When a resident refuses a bath, the nursing assistant should perform which of the following actions?
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Respect the resident’s wishes
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Which of the following is an appropriate response to a resident who is making sexual comments?
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“The comment is not acceptable to me”
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Which of the following devices is used to prevent contractures?
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Hand roll
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What is the medical term for high blood pressure?
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Hypertension
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When residents have visitors, it is important for the nursing assistant to do which of the following?
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Provide privacy
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Which of the following is the correct method of washing the perineum of a resident who has an indwelling catheter?
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Wash away from the meatus
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The nursing assistant is cleaning a resident’s dentures. Which of the following is a correct safety precaution?
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The nursing assistant places a towel in the sink while cleaning the dentures
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The resident calls the nursing assistant into his room to tell her that his dentures are lost. Which of the following is the best action of the nursing assistant?
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Notify the charge nurse
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Washing your hands as a nursing assistant is very important. Which of the following is a part of the handwashing procedure?
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Applying friction for 15-20 seconds
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The nursing assistant overhears a conversation about a resident on the elevator at work. The nursing assistant knows this is a violation of which of the following?
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The resident’s right to privacy
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Which of the following is true regarding the use of a gait belt?
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Use a rocking and pulling motion when using the belt to get up from a sitting position.
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Which of the following is the correct method for counting respirations?
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Look at your watch and the resident’s abdomen at the same time
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Which of the following is not included in the resident’s right to information?
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Right to free or reduced medical care
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Which of the following best defines quadriplegia?
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No movement of all four extremities
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One of the residents you care for is a member of your church. When someone from the church inquires about the resident’s medical condition, your best response should be which of the following?
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Inform the person that all information regarding all residents is confidential and you cannot disclose the information to him or her

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