Nursing Assistant Practice Exam 3

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Inactivity and immobility may cause all of the following except
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Increased intestinal peristalsis
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The nurse aide knows that the term “up ad lib” means that the client
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Is independent with balanced periods of rest and activity
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When lifting a patient, it is important to use good body mechanics. The nurse aide should
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Bend at knees
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A common sign of approaching death is
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Decrease body functions
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Tuberculosis is a disease of the
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Lungs
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The nursing assistant notes that a client’s respiratory rate is zero. The nursing assistant should
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Contact the charge nurse immediately
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An example of a specific device to help prevent contracture a is a(n)
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Handroll
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False stating that a coworker took a client’s money is an example of
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Defamation
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Hemiplegia refers to
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Paralysis on one side of the body
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The most accurate method of measuring body temperature is
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Rectal
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Which of the following sets of vital signs should be reported?
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102.4 100 32 180/100
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After a client dies, the client’s spouse wishes to share his emotions. The nurse aide should
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Listen and try to provide comfort
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A client consumed 180cc of tea, 60cc of soup, and 120cc of ice cream. What is her total fluid intake?
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180+60+120= 360cc
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A client is placed on strict I&O after surgery. The nurse aide should
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Record the client fluid intake and urine output
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Which of the following would be included in a client’s output record?
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Urine, emesis, and bleeding
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Which of the following is an intake/output problem that the nurse aide must report?
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Client has not voided in 8 hours
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A client’s water pitcher holds 500cc. The pitcher is full at the beginning of the shift. The nurse refills it, and the client drinks half of it by the end of the shift. The total water intake for this client at the end of the shift is
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500+250= 750cc
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The nurse aide finds a damaged piece of equipment. The nurse aide should
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Report it immediately
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After caring for a confused client, the nurse aide fails to pull up safety rails, and the client falls out of bed and fractures a hip. This is called
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Negligence
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A nursing assistant is giving foot care to a resident. What should he not do
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Remove corns
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When restraints are in use, the nurse aide should report all of the following except
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The wife’s experience with restraints
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The pulse located in the neck is called
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Carotid pulse
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A client complains of numbness on one side of the body. The client’s grip is weak and speech is slurred. The nurse aide should
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Report it to the charge nurse immediately because it may be a CVA
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When providing perineal care to the female patient, it is important to wash from the front to the back to avoid spreading bacteria found in the resident’s
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Rectum
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The order “vital signs q.i.d” means to record vital signs
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Four times a day
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The nurse aide notices that a client has an open red area on her coccyx that is draining. The nurse aide should
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Tell the charge nurse so she can check it
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A nursing assistant is ambulating a client in the hallway. Suddenly, the client complains of chest pain and shortness of breath. The nurse aide should first
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Stay with the client and call for help
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A client finishes drinking a glass of cold water just as the nurse aide arrives to take the client’s rectal temperature. The nurse aide should
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Take the client’s rectal temperature as planned
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Which of the following observations should be reported immediately?
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Bluish tint to lips and skin
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Microorganisms can be spread by direct ad indirect contact. An example of indirect contact is
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Breathing dust particles in the air
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Which statement about hand washing is correct?
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Wash at least 2 inches above the wrist
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The nurse assistant finds a client lying in the floor. The nurse aide should first
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Gently shake her and ask if she is okay
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Which statement about the use of fire extinguishers is correct?
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Each extinguisher should be used for the correct type of fire
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A client begins to choke during feeding. The client is conscious but unable to speak or cough. The nurse aide should
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Administer abdominal thrusts
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The nurse aide should tell the licensed nurse if a patient with ___ does not finish the food on his tray.
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Diabetes
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Which of the following tasks is not within the job description if the nurse aide?
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Applying a sterile dressing to an open wound
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Giving good oral care to a client includes all of the following except
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Removing oxygen before brushing
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To prevent infection in a client with an indwelling catheter, the nurse aide should
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Do perineal care from front to back as necessary
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A client is on a CLEAR liquid diet. The client’s lunch tray may consist of
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Tea, broth, and gelatin
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Which statement about injuries to clients and staff members is correct?
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Injuries should be treated and reported on an indigent report
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Lying on a job application is an example of
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Fraud
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While shaving a client, the nurse aide accidentally nicks the client. The nurse aide should
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Report it to the charge nurse
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When witnessing another side hitting an irritable client, the nurse aide should
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Report it to the charge nurse
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When clients are in a healthcare institution, they can expect their treatment to conform to
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Patient’s bill or rights
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A conversation about a client in the hospital elevator violates the
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Client’s right to privacy
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A client constantly makes sexual remarks to staff. When discussing this at a team meeting, the staff decides to instruct staff to call the client by the name and tell the client
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“Your comments are not acceptable”
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Which if the five senses would best detect a rash
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Sight
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The best way a nurse aide can clean an infant’s eyes is with a(n)
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Moist cotton ball, wiping from the inner to the outer corner.
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A client who is hard of hearing repeatedly tens her light on. When responding to the client’s call light, the nurse aide should
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Listen carefully to determine her needs
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Another employee asks the nurse aide what is wrong with a newly admitted client. What should the nurse aide do?
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Tell the employee that aides are not allowed to talk about the clients
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Most hospital stays are
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As long as necessary
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When caring for a female client, how should the nurse aide address her?
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By her surname
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A client is on a low sodium diet. The nurse aide notes that the client received bacon on the breakfast tray. The nurse aide should
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Take the breakfast tray to the charge nurse
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While providing personal care for a client, the nurse aide should
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Uncover only the area she is working on
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When providing morning care for the client, the nurse aide should
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Let the client do as much as he is able to
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A client with a left-sided weakness should be taught to
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Put his left arm in shirt first
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It is important not to shake linens to prevent the spread of what type of Microorganisms?
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Fomite
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If a client objects to certain foods for religious or cultural reasons, the nurse aide should
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Offer something different
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A terminally ill resident refuses his bath and throws a water basin across the room. What stage of dying does this behavior represent?
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Anger
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A terminally ill resident begs “please just let me live long enough to see my granddaughter.” Which state of dying does this behavior represent?
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Bargaining
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An important thing the nurse can do for a dying client is to
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Give physical and emotional support
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What is the most important to show a client in his new room?
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The location of the call bell ad how to use it
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The older adult likes to feel positive about herself by sharing past achievements and experiences. The best way the nurse aide can encourage this is by
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Listening to the older adult’s past experiences
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When caring for a client who is anxious, the nurse aide should do all of the following except
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Make the client stay still
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A client asks the nurse aide if she could have a few minutes to pray before her bath. The best response by the nurse aide would be to
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Allow her some private time to pray
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During orientation to a new job, a nursing assistant realizes that the work shift ends at 3:30PM and not 3:00PM as previously thought. The nursing assistant’s child needs to be picked up everyday at 3:15PM. The nursing assistant should
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Discuss this with the charge nurse as soon as possible
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The best definition of a certified nurse assistant is a
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Person who is certified to give care under the direct supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse
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When the nurse aide shows genuine interest and concern for the client, this is an example of
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Caring
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When giving a bed bath, the nurse aide should
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Cover the resident with a bath blanket
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An indwelling catheter drains the bladder of
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Urine

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