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Exam Prep Questions

  1. Which of the following are two general goals for a.m. care?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. Remove soil and promote an increase in skin moisture.
    • circle-shade.jpg B. Promote relaxation of the resident and decrease need for mobility.
    • circle-shade.jpg C. Increase circulation and decrease incidence of pressure ulcers.
    • circle-shade.jpg D. Remove harmful bacteria and promote well-being.
  2. The nurse hands the nurse assistant a tube of medication and asks her to apply it after she has completed the resident’s bath. Which of the following would be the nursing assistant’s best response?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. “I will gladly apply the medication as soon as I dry the skin.”
    • circle-shade.jpg B. “I don’t have the time to do your job and mine too.”
    • circle-shade.jpg C. “As a nursing assistant, I can’t apply medication without a nurse present in the room.”
    • circle-shade.jpg D. “Applying medication is not part of my role as a nursing assistant.”
  3. Which statement about taking an oral temperature is false?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. The thermometer is placed in the mouth under the tongue in the sublingual pocket.
    • circle-shade.jpg B. Wait 10 minutes if the resident has consumed any hot or cold liquids.
    • circle-shade.jpg C. The normal oral temperature is 96.6°F.
    • circle-shade.jpg D. Thermometer covers are used on all residents.
  4. Which of the following apical pulse rates should be repeated?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. A pulse rate of 84 beats per minute
    • circle-shade.jpg B. A pulse rate of 54 beats per minute
    • circle-shade.jpg C. A pulse rate of 76 beats per minute
    • circle-shade.jpg D. A pulse rate of 66 beats per minute
  5. Which statement is true?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. Tachycardia is a slow heart rate.
    • circle-shade.jpg B. An irregular heart rate should be taken for at least 30 seconds.
    • circle-shade.jpg C. The carotid site is used most often to obtain the pulse.
    • circle-shade.jpg D. Bradycardia is a slow heart rate.
  6. Which blood pressure should the nursing assistant repeat before reporting it to the nurse?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. 90/60 mm Hg
    • circle-shade.jpg B. 120/74 mm Hg
    • circle-shade.jpg C. 140/68 mm Hg
    • circle-shade.jpg D. 130/70 mm Hg
  7. Which of the following is not part of the procedure for weighing residents?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. Residents are to remove shoes before weighing.
    • circle-shade.jpg B. Residents are to void before being weighed.
    • circle-shade.jpg C. Weights are obtained when the nursing assistant has time in the day’s schedule.
    • circle-shade.jpg D. Scales are to be calibrated to zero each day or routinely.
  8. A resident who was very talkative earlier in the day is now difficult to awaken for his bath. The most appropriate action for the nursing assistant is which of the following?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. Ask another nursing assistant if this has ever happened before.
    • circle-shade.jpg B. Report the change in condition to the charge nurse immediately.
    • circle-shade.jpg C. Realize he does not want his bath now and come back later.
    • circle-shade.jpg D. Reposition the resident and make sure he is comfortable.
  9. The nurse assistant might expect to find pressure ulcers in all of the following locations except which of the following?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. Heels
    • circle-shade.jpg B. Nose
    • circle-shade.jpg C. Elbows
    • circle-shade.jpg D. Knees
  10. Which of the following is false regarding assisting a resident with his or her bath?
    • circle-shade.jpg A. Have the room free from drafts.
    • circle-shade.jpg B. Assure the resident’s privacy.
    • circle-shade.jpg C. Warm the bath water to at least room temperature.
    • circle-shade.jpg D. Use only one washcloth and towel.
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