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  • 1. 
    Which body system controls and coordinates all body activities?
    • A. 

      Endocrine

    • B. 

      Musculoskeletal

    • C. 

      Nervous

    • D. 

      Reproductive

  • 2. 
    Mrs. Anderson is experiencing pain in her muscles and joints. Which of her body systems if affected?
    • A. 

      Cardiovascular

    • B. 

      Musculoskeletal

    • C. 

      Endocrine

    • D. 

      Respiratory

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an abservation to report regarding vital signs?
    • A. 

      Dilated pupils

    • B. 

      Gassiness

    • C. 

      Irregular pulse rhythm

    • D. 

      No appetite

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Chills

    • B. 

      Halitosis

    • C. 

      Nausea

    • D. 

      Pain

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Diagnose the resident's condition

    • B. 

      Don't make judgments; be objective

    • C. 

      Ignore symptoms that the resident mentions

    • D. 

      Report your personal feelings during incidents

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      T. Orick

    • B. 

      T. Orick, CNA

    • C. 

      Tiffany Orick

    • D. 

      Tiffany Orick, CNA

  • 7. 
    You have made an error in charting on a resident's chart. Which one of the following examples below is the procedure for correcting it?
    • A. 

      Draw one line through it, write the word "error," and sign your name

    • B. 

      Draw one line through it, write the words "mistaken entry," and initial

    • C. 

      Erase the error, write the words "mistaken entry," and sign your name

    • D. 

      Mark several lines through it, write the word "error," and initial

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is correct about a mercury manometer?
    • A. 

      The dial is marked off from 10 to 400

    • B. 

      The dial has measurements for each five points

    • C. 

      The small lines between the lines represent two-point intervals

    • D. 

      View the dial with your eye above the top of the mercury column

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is correct about the use of a stehoscope in taking blood pressure?
    • A. 

      Place your thumb on the diaphragm for support

    • B. 

      Use your fingers to hold the diaphragm in place

    • C. 

      Position for use with the earpieces facing backward

    • D. 

      Place the bell side of the diaphragm on teh brachial pulse

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is correct about measuring blood pressure?
    • A. 

      Don't take a BP on an arm with an IV

    • B. 

      A noisy room is not a problem when taking a BP

    • C. 

      The diastolic readisng is the first sound you hear

    • D. 

      The arm should be above teh heart for an accurate reading

  • 11. 
    Care plan is described as a:
    • A. 

      Plan of action for a few resident with special problems

    • B. 

      Form of vebal communication

    • C. 

      Plan of action developed only by the resident and family

    • D. 

      Plan of action for all residents to fulfill their basic needs

  • 12. 
    The care plan is developed by:
    • A. 

      Considering teh schedule of teh physician and other specialized medical staff

    • B. 

      Setting short- and long-term goals and means of achieving them

    • C. 

      Having the nurse assistant assess the resident's needs

    • D. 

      Creating a weekly schedule of activities for the resident

  • 13. 
    One goal of the care plan is to:
    • A. 

      Allow the resident's family to make all decisions concerning care given

    • B. 

      Assist the resident in fulfilling basic human needs and ADLs

    • C. 

      Tell the physician and medical staff what the resident's needs are

    • D. 

      Provide a plan that only the nurse assistant will know what has to be done for the resident

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a correct technique for answering the telephone?
    • A. 

      Tell the caller the charge nurse is busy and to call back later

    • B. 

      Identify yourself and the facility

    • C. 

      Tell the caller you are too busy to take a message

    • D. 

      Identify the facility but do not give your name

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Less hormone and adrenal production

    • B. 

      Decreased number of olfactory bulbs

    • C. 

      Stiffening of muscles and joints

    • D. 

      Loss of teeth and weakened gums

  • 16. 
    An example of a loss that the resident may have experienced is:
    • A. 

      A lifetime of experience

    • B. 

      Spouse, friends, or pet

    • C. 

      Spiritual values and concerns

    • D. 

      Right to vote

  • 17. 
    The nurse assistant can help meet the resident's spiritual needs by:
    • A. 

      Providing time for pleasant meals

    • B. 

      Sharing the same spiritual beliefs

    • C. 

      Talking with and listening to the resident

    • D. 

      Enabling the confused resident to communicate

  • 18. 
    The definition of "confusion" is:
    • A. 

      Overreacting to circumstances

    • B. 

      Sensory perceptions that seem real

    • C. 

      Behavior problem that is worse in the evening

    • D. 

      Disoreintation to time, place, and/or person

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is a correct nursing approach for the resident who is confused?
    • A. 

      If you treat the resident like a child, he/she will be happier

    • B. 

      It is important to create a calm, orderly routing for the resident who is confused

    • C. 

      Keep resident's glasses or hearing aid because he/she might lose them

    • D. 

      Never talk about the past with a resident who is confused

  • 20. 
    Which of the following changes is a normal part of the aging nervous system?
    • A. 

      Mild slowing of movement

    • B. 

      Severe confusion

    • C. 

      Continuous forgetfulness

    • D. 

      Mild personality change

  • 21. 
    A sudden damage to the brain due to either hemorrhage or blockage of an artery is called:
    • A. 

      Multiple sclerosis

    • B. 

      Agnosia

    • C. 

      A catastrophic reaction

    • D. 

      A cerebrovascular accident

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Checking the activity calendar daily

    • B. 

      Assessing how well the resident performs activities

    • C. 

      Developing new activities for the resident

    • D. 

      Contacting the family if the resident is unwilling to participate

  • 23. 
    The NA can participate in the activity program by:
    • A. 

      Assessing how well the resident performs the activity

    • B. 

      Selecting activities that the NA enjoys

    • C. 

      Devising new ways to conduct the activity

    • D. 

      Playing checkers with the resident

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Life expectancy

    • B. 

      Physical appearance

    • C. 

      Personal values

    • D. 

      Genetic coding

  • 25. 
    Culture is NOT
    • A. 

      Genetically determined

    • B. 

      Continuous and ongoing

    • C. 

      Passed on from generation to generation

    • D. 

      Socially learned

  • 26. 
    A NA can become familiar with a resident's customs or cultural beliefs by:
    • A. 

      Reading books on cultural diversity

    • B. 

      Asking the resident where he/she is from

    • C. 

      Revieing the information in the care plan

    • D. 

      Talking to coworkers who have a similar background

  • 27. 
    When giving postmortem care, the CNA should
    • A. 

      Perform this procedue alone to ensure respect for resident

    • B. 

      Elevate the HOB slightly to prevent discoloration of the face

    • C. 

      Arrange for legal and financial counseling

    • D. 

      Be sure dentures stay in the body

  • 28. 
    The goal of hospice care is to:
    • A. 

      Encourage aggressive treatment in attempt to cure the patient

    • B. 

      Provide comfort to terminally ill patients and their families

    • C. 

      Assist the patient when making out his/her will

    • D. 

      Ensure that all patients are in the hospital when they are dying

  • 29. 
    What is a method of entry for microorganisms
    • A. 

      Secretions from the reproductive tract

    • B. 

      Breaks in the skin or mucus membrane

    • C. 

      In the resident's bloodstream

    • D. 

      Through drainage from wounds

  • 30. 
    Which of the following is considered a BOdy Substance Precaution
    • A. 

      Wear gloves when there is contact with body fluids

    • B. 

      Store lab specimens in a refrigerator containing food and drink

    • C. 

      Use label from the Centers from Diesease Control and Prevention to identify infections

    • D. 

      Recap disposable razors and store in clean location

  • 31. 
    For the resident in contact precautions, the NA would use:
    • A. 

      Mask only

    • B. 

      Gown and gloves

    • C. 

      Mask and gloves

    • D. 

      Gown, gloves, and mask

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      98*

    • B. 

      100*

    • C. 

      105*

    • D. 

      110*

  • 33. 
    The resident in a shower chair should be placed:
    • A. 

      Facing the door of the shower stall

    • B. 

      As close as possible to the shower nozzle

    • C. 

      Facing the inside of the shower stall

    • D. 

      About 2 feet from the shower nozzle

  • 34. 
    Observations to make during a tub bath or shower bath include
    • A. 

      Redness and rashes

    • B. 

      Halitosis and plaque

    • C. 

      Dysphagia and nausea

    • D. 

      Confusion and unsteady gait

  • 35. 
    Which of the following statements is correct regarding a tub bath or shower bath
    • A. 

      The resident should remain in the tub for 20-25 min

    • B. 

      Lock the bathroom door to ensure privacy for the resident

    • C. 

      Leave the resident alone during the bath so he/she has privacy

    • D. 

      Oil added to a bathtub makes the tub slippery and is a hazard

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Cutting food in large pieces that are convenient

    • B. 

      Providing food quickly to avoid cooling and gagging

    • C. 

      Ensuring that the resident's dentures are in his/her mouth

    • D. 

      Establishing a time limit for chewing and swallowing the food

  • 37. 
    If a choking resident can speak, cough, or breathe, do not intervene because starting the procedure may cause the resident to:
    • A. 

      Breathe in harder and force the object further down the respiratory tract

    • B. 

      "pop" the object out of his/her respiratory tract

    • C. 

      Exhale too deeply, causing further choking

    • D. 

      Vomit and force the object further down the respiratory tract

  • 38. 
    Which of the following are signs of normal respirations
    • A. 

      Effortless and irregular

    • B. 

      Effortless and regular

    • C. 

      Quiet and forceful

    • D. 

      Quiet and uneven

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is a correct location to take a temperature
    • A. 

      Under the knee

    • B. 

      Behind the ear

    • C. 

      In the mouth

    • D. 

      In the nose

  • 40. 
    When a resident is receiving an intravenous feeding, the NA should observe and report the resident's complaint of:
    • A. 

      Fatigue

    • B. 

      Pain at the site

    • C. 

      Shortness of breath

    • D. 

      Thirst

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      Daily with morning care

    • B. 

      After each voiding or stool

    • C. 

      At least once a shift

    • D. 

      Twice a day

  • 42. 
    Which of the following statements is correct regarding peri care
    • A. 

      Gloves are optional during peri care

    • B. 

      Wash the peri area with soap and cold water

    • C. 

      Wash from front to back when providing peri care

    • D. 

      The resident lies on his/her stomach during peri care

  • 43. 
    Complete dress for the resident for the resident includes
    • A. 

      Purse and umbrella

    • B. 

      Shoes and stockings

    • C. 

      Tie and suspenders

    • D. 

      Wrist watch and jewelry

  • 44. 
    Which of the following statements is correct regarding a bed bath?
    • A. 

      Water applied to the skin during a bath can make a resident feel llike he/she has to urinate

    • B. 

      A washcloth mitten is used as a restraint for the resident's hand during a bed bath

    • C. 

      Water used for a bed should be a cooler temperature than water used for a tub bath

    • D. 

      Wash the extremity closest to you first to avoid bending and dripping water on the resident

  • 45. 
    Soiled linens should be placed
    • A. 

      On the floor

    • B. 

      In the linen container

    • C. 

      On the bedside table

    • D. 

      On the chair

  • 46. 
    When making a bed, make the:
    • A. 

      Far side of the bottom sheet first

    • B. 

      Near side of the entire bed first

    • C. 

      Far side of the entire bed first

    • D. 

      Entire bottom first

  • 47. 
    When placing a case on the pillow you should:
    • A. 

      Hold the pillow under your chin and insert pillow from bottom

    • B. 

      Lay the pillow on a chair and pull the case over the pillow

    • C. 

      Pull the case over while grasping the pillow with the other hand

    • D. 

      Lay the pillow on the bedside stand and pull the case over the pillow

  • 48. 
    Which of the following are complications that can develop due to immobility
    • A. 

      Contractures, blood clots, pressure sores, or constipation

    • B. 

      Contractures, diarrhea, pressure sores, or constipation

    • C. 

      Perssure sores, blood clots, diaphoresis, or constipation

    • D. 

      Halitosis, blood clots, pressure sores, or constipation

  • 49. 
    Which of the following promotes the goals of restorative care
    • A. 

      Emphasizing the resident's disabilities, not abilities

    • B. 

      Praising the resident when he/she has accomplished a task

    • C. 

      Brushing the resident's teeth to get the activity done quickly

    • D. 

      Encouraging the resident to depend on the staff for all personal needs

  • 50. 
    Which of the following is correct regarding positioning of the resident in bed?
    • A. 

      The trunk of the body should be bent; change position at least every 2 hours

    • B. 

      The trunk of the body should be straight; change position at least every 2 hours

    • C. 

      The trunk of the body should be bent; change position at least every 4 hours

    • D. 

      The trunk of the body should be straight; change position at least every 4 hours

  • 51. 
    A key point of good body mechanics is to stand with feet:
    • A. 

      Apart (about 18 inches) with one foot at a right angle

    • B. 

      Apart (18 inches) with one foot slightly ahead of the other

    • C. 

      Close together (3 inches) with one foot at a right angle

    • D. 

      Close together (3 inches) with one foot slightly ahead of the other

  • 52. 
    When lifting an object or picking something up off the floor, strain to your spine is reduced if you:
    • A. 

      Keep legs straight

    • B. 

      Flex your feet

    • C. 

      Squat down

    • D. 

      Bend over

  • 53. 
    Which of the following best describes proper body alignment
    • A. 

      Back is kept 2 inches from back of chair

    • B. 

      Hips and buttocks are against the back of chair

    • C. 

      Feet are freely dangling on the floor

    • D. 

      Knees are pressed against the edge of the chair

  • 54. 
    The resident uses a cane on
    • A. 

      Either side

    • B. 

      Weaker side

    • C. 

      Both sides

    • D. 

      Stronger side

  • 55. 
    The NA's responsibility in ambulating a resident is to
    • A. 

      Ambulate behind the resident

    • B. 

      Stand on the resident's stronger side

    • C. 

      Observe for signs of fatigue

    • D. 

      Guide the resident towrad activity area

  • 56. 
    When giving range of motion exercises, the NA should support the joint:
    • A. 

      At the joint with a firm grip

    • B. 

      Below the joint

    • C. 

      Above and below the joint

    • D. 

      Above the joint only

  • 57. 
    A NA's responsibility in transferring a resident is to:
    • A. 

      Assess why the resident is transferring

    • B. 

      Assist the resident with packing

    • C. 

      Prevent the resident from staying in same room too long

    • D. 

      Discuss transfer with the doctor

  • 58. 
    In discharging a resident to a hospital, the NA is responsible for:
    • A. 

      Notifying the doctor and social services

    • B. 

      Introducing resident to new nurses

    • C. 

      Transporting resident to hospital

    • D. 

      Packing all necessary items

  • 59. 
    When should the NA report a resident's weight gain or loss?
    • A. 

      Whenever the resient requests it

    • B. 

      Before breakfast each day

    • C. 

      Once per shift

    • D. 

      If there's any change

  • 60. 
    To ensure safety while giving a resident oxygen, the NA should
    • A. 

      Refill oxygen cylinder

    • B. 

      Check tubing for kinks and disconnections

    • C. 

      Make sure water level is not bubbling

    • D. 

      Change the flowmeter to what you think is the right amount of oxygen

  • 61. 
    To provide comfort to a resident on oxygen therapy, the NA should
    • A. 

      Ensure that elastic headband is very tight

    • B. 

      Be sure face mask is loose

    • C. 

      Keep skin under cannula clean and dry

    • D. 

      Wipe face mask dry once a week