Nursing Assistant Practice Exam 2

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When should postmortem care be performed?
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Immediately after the doctor pronounces the patient dead
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A walker may be used if the client can
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Support some weight
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A cane should be used on
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The unaffected (strong) side of the body
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A nurse aide is collecting linens for a bed change and drops a sheet on the floor. What should the nurse aide do?
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Discard it in the soiled linen hamper
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When applying a cold treatment to a patient, it is important to observe the patient closet for signs of
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Cyanosis
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The purpose of correctly positioning the client is to a) prevent skin break down b) maintain function of joints and muscles c) increase comfort d) all of the above
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d) all of the above
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A surgical bed should be left in what position
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Highest position
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He preferred way to remove a bedpan from a client who is unable to lift her buttocks is to
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Turn the client to the side while holding the pan
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After shaving a patient with a safety razor the nurse aide should
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Dispose in sharps container
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When a client complains that his dentures are hurting, the appropriate actions is to
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Report it to the charge nurse
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A nurse aide notices that a water pitcher has spilled on the floor. The best action would be to
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Wipe it immediately
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Upon entering a room, the nurse aide notices that a patient is not breathing. The aide’s first action is to
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Call for help
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A pertinent is on bed rest, wearing TED hose. How often should the hose be removed
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At least twice daily
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Decubitus ulcers can be prevented by a) changing the client’s position frequently b) placing an egg-crate mattress on top of the mattress c) increasing the patient’s vitamin C intake d) both A and B
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d) both A and B
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The first step in getting a client up to walk is to
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Check the activity order
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A client’s vital signs are as follows: 118/80- 98.8- 80- 30. Which finding should be reported at once?
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Respiration
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All of the following can cause an inaccurate oral temperature reading except
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Using an electronic thermometer
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Diastolic blood pressure is determined by
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Listening for the last clear sound
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All of the following are correct when measuring blood pressure, EXCEPT
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Use the biggest cuff possible to get an accurate reading
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The first step in performing any procedure it to
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Proper hand washing
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Which of the following best destroys bacteria?
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Sterilizing
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In the event of a fire in a client’s room, the nurse aide should first
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Get the client to a safe place
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Safe use of oxygen therapy includes
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Posting a “no smoking” sign on the door
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During CPR, the client should be lying
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Flat on a hard surface
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A procedure manual is a
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Written set on instructions on how to perform procedures
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If a client cannot speak English, the nurse aide should
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Ask the charge nurse to arrange for an interpreter
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The accepted way to identify a client is to
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Check the ID bracelet
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Which of the following best describes nail care?
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All clients need nail care
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When performing perineal care, on a male client, always
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Retract the foreskin if uncircumcised
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Back rubs aide in all of the following EXCEPT
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Improving posture
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A client’s elbows are dry and red. The nurse aide should
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Report this to the charge nurse
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A decubitus ulcer can be caused by all of the following EXCEPT
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Cotton clothing
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The nursing assistant shampoos a client’s hair to improve all of the following EXCEPT
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The rate of the client’s hair growth
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When removing a soiled gown from a client who has an IV, the best action is to
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Remove the opposite arm from the gown first
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If a client does not eat all the food on his tray, the first thing an aide should do is
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Ask the client why he has not finished
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The client states that a mistake has been made. There is salt on her tray, although the doctor ordered a low-salt diet. The nurse aide should
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Tell the client not to sue the salt
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Which of the following provides identification of clients in a long-term care facilities?
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Identification bracelet an photograph
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Before transferring a client from the bed to a wheelchair, the nurse aide should her on edge of the bed for a few minutes to
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Prevent orthographic hypotension
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The client’s religion forbids eating meat. Beef stew is being served for lunch. The nurse aide should
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Ask the nurse to call the kitchen
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It is important to remember that dying patients
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Have the same needs for care as other patients
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Dying patients and their families
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May go back and forth amount the five stages
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Which of the following is a sign of dementia in an elderly client?
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Not knowing who she is
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Clients with Alzheimer’s disease may have all of the following characteristics EXCEPT
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Physical wasting away
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When a client turns on the call light every few minutes, the appropriate response is to
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Stop by the room more often
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The doctor writes as order for “DNR”. What does this mean?
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CPR will not be performed
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How a client reacts to illness and disability is most dependent on his
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Income and level of education
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A client with dementia makes sexual advances toward another client with dementia. The nurse aide should
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Tell the charge nurse, since a client with dementia is unable to give consent
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A client hits a nurse aide during lunch. The appropriate response is to
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Call the charge nurse for help
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A resident is confined to her bed. What might keep her from getting pressure sores?
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An air mattress

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