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Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Exam 5 Learning Express

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Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Exam 5 Learning Express

Practice Exam to help pass the State Competency Exam.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A. dressing a patient

    • B. 

      B. feeding a patient

    • C. 

      C. providing oral hygeiene

    • D. 

      D. ambulating a patient

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A. supine

    • B. 

      B. Fowler's

    • C. 

      C. prone

    • D. 

      D left Sim's

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A. milk,ham sandwich,ice cream bar

    • B. 

      B. water,mashed potatoes,gelatin

    • C. 

      C. milk, custard,soup

    • D. 

      D. orange juice,soft boiled eggs,toats

  • 4. 
    The nurse aide must use a stethscope to determine the
    • A. 

      A. apical pulse rate

    • B. 

      B. carotid pulse rate

    • C. 

      C popliteal pulse rate

    • D. 

      D. brachial pulse rate

  • 5. 
    Another name for unrination is
    • A. 

      A. defecation

    • B. 

      B. voiding

    • C. 

      C. wetting the bed

    • D. 

      D. flatus

  • 6. 
    A client complains of a sore spot in her calf. The nurse aid should
    • A. 

      A. massage her legs with lotion

    • B. 

      B. ask the nurse to check the client immediately

    • C. 

      C. have the client walk to relieve the cramp

    • D. 

      D. assess the soreness every hour for a few hours

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      A. cleaning a bedpan

    • B. 

      B. touching used linens

    • C. 

      C. being sneezed on

    • D. 

      D. using a doorknob

  • 8. 
    A nurse aid finds smoke and flames coming from resident's room. The nurse aide should first.
    • A. 

      A. attempt to get the resident out of the room and close the door

    • B. 

      B. get the fire extinguisher and put out the fire

    • C. 

      C. take away the resident's cigarettes

    • D. 

      D. pull the fire alarm

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      A. keep the client's joint well lubricated.

    • B. 

      B. keep the clients straight as possible.

    • C. 

      C. keep bed linens wrinkle free.

    • D. 

      D ambulate the client at least twice day.

  • 10. 
    When a dressing a client with left sided weakness, it is important for the nurse aide to begin dressing him
    • A. 

      A. on the right side

    • B. 

      B. on the left side

    • C. 

      C. when he is lying flat in bed.

    • D. 

      D. as he lies on either side

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      A. rash that appears suddenly

    • B. 

      B. warm,dry,and pink skin

    • C. 

      C. tough skin on the feet

    • D. 

      D. scarred skin

  • 12. 
    A nurse aide is making rounds at 1:00 A.M.. She finds a paitient ligthing a cigarette. Assuming smoking is allowed in the facililty, what should she do ?
    • A. 

      A scold him and tell him never to smoke unsupervised again

    • B. 

      B. remain with the patient until he finishes smoking

    • C. 

      C. tell another coworker

    • D. 

      D. call the charge nurse to supervise

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      A fracture pan

    • B. 

      B. plastic pan

    • C. 

      C. pediatric pan

    • D. 

      D. metal pan

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is true about visually challenged clients ?
    • A. 

      A. they prefer to eat alone

    • B. 

      B. they use a "clock" system to find their food.

    • C. 

      C. they prefer to be fed.

    • D. 

      D. they need liquid diets.

  • 15. 
    Before ambulating a client who has a Foley catheter, the nurse aide should first
    • A. 

      A. clamp off the catheter and disconnect it

    • B. 

      B. let the bag dangle between the client's legs

    • C. 

      C. carry the bag below bladder level

    • D. 

      D. hide the bag in a pillow case

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      A restrain the resident

    • B. 

      B. walk with the resident

    • C. 

      C. place the resident in a locked room

    • D. 

      D. continue to observe the client

  • 17. 
    When transferring a client, the client becomes weak and begins to fall. The nurse's aide's first action is to
    • A. 

      A. hold the transfer belt and lean against the wall

    • B. 

      B. call for help

    • C. 

      C. grasp the belt and lower the client to the floor

    • D. 

      D. hold the client tightly to prevent falling

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      A weigh the client without clothing

    • B. 

      B. weigh the client fully clothed

    • C. 

      C. weigh the client at the same time and day

    • D. 

      D. weigh the client after breakfast

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      A tell her not to worry because the baby will be fine

    • B. 

      B.tell her the aide will call the baby's doctor.

    • C. 

      C. ask her if she is upset with her doll

    • D. 

      D. tell her the bay is not real

  • 20. 
    Padded side rails are used to
    • A. 

      A. keep the client in bed

    • B. 

      B. protect the client from injury

    • C. 

      C. provide additional warmth

    • D. 

      D. remind the client of home

  • 21. 
    A nurse aide is recording the output of a resident who has Foley catheter. She sees the urine bag is empty.  What should she do first ?
    • A. 

      A. irrigate the catheter

    • B. 

      B. check for kinks in the tube

    • C. 

      C replace the drainage bag

    • D. 

      D. replace the catheter

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      A call for help

    • B. 

      B. offer her drink of water

    • C. 

      C. hit her on the back

    • D. 

      D. perform the Heimlich maneuver

  • 23. 
    A client who has not had a bowel movement in five days. He may also complain of
    • A. 

      A nausea

    • B. 

      B. headache

    • C. 

      C. leg cramps

    • D. 

      D. chest pain

  • 24. 
    A client who is weak and unsteady needs to urinate. The nurse aide can safely leave him alone to use a
    • A. 

      A commode

    • B. 

      B. toilet

    • C. 

      C. bedpan

    • D. 

      D. urinal

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      A placed in the linen hamper

    • B. 

      B. discarded

    • C. 

      C. bagged before removing from the room

    • D. 

      D. taken directly to the laundry

  • 26. 
    If a resident begins to choke while being fed and is unable to speak, the nurse aide should call for help and begin doing
    • A. 

      A back blows

    • B. 

      B mouth - to - mouth ventilation

    • C. 

      C. a finger sweep

    • D. 

      D. abdominal thrusts

  • 27. 
    When making a bed, the nurse aide should place the soiled linen
    • A. 

      A on the bedside table

    • B. 

      B. on the floor

    • C. 

      C. in a laundry bag

    • D. 

      D. in a red plastic bag

  • 28. 
    The ABC's of emergency care stand for
    • A. 

      A. airway,breathing,circulation

    • B. 

      B. action before calling

    • C. 

      C. airway before circulation

    • D. 

      D. action, benefit,contact

  • 29. 
    When forcing fluids, the nurse aide should offer
    • A. 

      A. clear fluids only

    • B. 

      B. at least 5,000 cc of fluid per shift

    • C. 

      C fluids every hour

    • D. 

      D. high calorie fluids

  • 30. 
    When caring for a hearing impaired client, the nursing assistant should do all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A stand or sit facing the client

    • B. 

      B. speak clearly and softy

    • C. 

      C. raise your voice

    • D. 

      D. use simple words and sentences

  • 31. 
    Security of a client's dentures includes
    • A. 

      A. keeping them in a tissue in a dresser drawer.

    • B. 

      B. placing them in a labeled denture cup

    • C. 

      C. insisting the client wear the denture

    • D. 

      D. placing an identifying mark on the dentures

  • 32. 
    While caring for a client, a nurse aide accidentally get blood in her eyes. The nurse aide should first
    • A. 

      A rinse them out with clear water

    • B. 

      B. call 911

    • C. 

      C. report the incident to the charge nurse

    • D. 

      D. document it.

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      A. 4 ounces

    • B. 

      B four ounces

    • C. 

      C. one cup

    • D. 

      D 120 cc

  • 34. 
    When using client restraints, the nurse aide should
    • A. 

      A. observe skin irritation

    • B. 

      B. disallow the client to drink

    • C. 

      C. release the restraints every four hours

    • D. 

      D. leave the client alone to rest

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      A. T-98.6,P-70,R-14,BP-120/60

    • B. 

      B. T-95.4,P-40,R-10,BP-80/40

    • C. 

      C. T-98.8"R",P-60,R-20,BP-132/70

    • D. 

      D. T-97.6 "ax:,P-78,R-16,BP-110/60

  • 36. 
    Examples of client abuse include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. forcing clients fingers off the side rail

    • B. 

      B. deliberately leaving the call bell out of reach

    • C. 

      C. turning the light out against the client's wishes

    • D. 

      D. using gloves to provide peri-care

  • 37. 
    When bathing a client, the nurse aide recognizes which of the following as the first sign of a pressure sore ?
    • A. 

      A. redness

    • B. 

      B. swelling

    • C. 

      C. numbness

    • D. 

      D. pain

  • 38. 
    Nurse aide should wash their hands in all of the following situations EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. before going to the bathroom

    • B. 

      B. after each client contact

    • C. 

      C. before eating

    • D. 

      D. after changing dressings

  • 39. 
    While bathing a resident, the nursing assistant notices a rash on the resident's leg. The nursing assistant should
    • A. 

      A ignore it if the resident does not complain

    • B. 

      B. wash if it see if it disappears

    • C. 

      C. rub it with alcohol to dry it out

    • D. 

      D. notify the charge nurse of the rash

  • 40. 
    The nursing assistant should tell clients
    • A. 

      A. how to dress

    • B. 

      B. how to call for help

    • C. 

      C. that things will get better

    • D. 

      D. that there is nothing to worry about

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      A. hold him down to prevent him from falling

    • B. 

      B. put a tongue depressor in his mouth

    • C. 

      C. protect him from injuring himself

    • D. 

      D. run out of the room and get help

  • 42. 
    Sputum is best collected
    • A. 

      A. just before bedtime

    • B. 

      B. in the afternoon

    • C. 

      C. upon awakening in the morning

    • D. 

      D. anytime

  • 43. 
    • A. 

      A. turn her whole body by moving her feet

    • B. 

      B. twist from the waist

    • C. 

      C. move her body in sections

    • D. 

      D. move her body very slowly

  • 44. 
    When repositioning a heavy client, the nurse aide should
    • A. 

      A. attenpt to move the client alone

    • B. 

      B. let the family move the client

    • C. 

      C. get another aide to help

    • D. 

      D. move the client later

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      A. at the side of the bed, facing the head of the bed

    • B. 

      B. at the foot of the bed

    • C. 

      C at the head of the bed

    • D. 

      D. at the sided of the bed, facing the foot of the bed

  • 46. 
    Transferring a client from a bed to a stretcher requires that the nurse aide use
    • A. 

      A proper body mechanics

    • B. 

      B. a Hoyer lift

    • C. 

      C. a minimum of three coworkers

    • D. 

      D. a mobility mattress

  • 47. 
    Which statement about dressing resident is correct ?
    • A. 

      A. dressing is a waste of time for a handicapped resident

    • B. 

      B. residents are used to dressing in front of others.

    • C. 

      C. residents care about what they wear.

    • D. 

      D. residents like the nurse aide to dress them

  • 48. 
    Which of the following is an example of a client's delusion ?
    • A. 

      A. seeing demons

    • B. 

      B. feeling imaginary bugs crawl on his arms

    • C. 

      C. thinking that the CIA is secretly watching him

    • D. 

      D. hearing voices demand the he escapes from the facility

  • 49. 
    Reality orientation techniques include all of the following EXCEPT.
    • A. 

      A. labeling items in the client's room

    • B. 

      B. putting up calenders and clocks

    • C. 

      C. using familiar items in the client's room

    • D. 

      D. reminding a client that his spouse is deceased

  • 50. 
    A young resident with musculare dystrophy talks about wanting a boyfriend. This feeling is best described as
    • A. 

      A. normal

    • B. 

      B. hopeless

    • C. 

      C. unrealistic

    • D. 

      D. confused

  • 51. 
    A nurse aide walks in a client masturbating in his bathroom.  The nurse aide should
    • A. 

      A. insist that the client stop

    • B. 

      B. ask the client why he is engaging in this behavior

    • C. 

      C. report it to the charge nurse

    • D. 

      D. allow the client privacy

  • 52. 
    When providing postmortem care, the nurse aide must
    • A. 

      A. ensure that a family member is present

    • B. 

      B. having a coworker assist her

    • C. 

      C. wear gloves

    • D. 

      D. contact the funeral director for instructions

  • 53. 
    • A. 

      A. unconscious clients may be able to hear you speak to them during the bath

    • B. 

      B. unconscious clients can turn in bed when asked

    • C. 

      C. unconscious clients do not need to be observed for decubiti

    • D. 

      D. unconscious clients have very moist skin