Psw Practice Test: Cj Healthcare College

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Psw Practice Test: Cj Healthcare College
Hello! This Practice Test has been created for the PSW students of CJ Healthcare College to prepare for the upcoming NACC and College Exam. Study Hard and Goodluck! Hope this Helps, Carlyn Tancioco RN, BScN PSW Instructor CJ Healthcare College

  
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  • 1. 
    You attend a dinner party and have a drink of water from the host. A few days later, you as well as many of the guests get very sick with diarrhea. The transmission route for this case is:
    • A. 

      Vectorborne Transmission

    • B. 

      Vehicle Transmission

    • C. 

      Contact Transmission

    • D. 

      Droplet Transmission


  • 2. 
    All of the following are steps you should do when using a fire extinguisher, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Pull the Pin Out

    • B. 

      Aim the base of the fire

    • C. 

      Squeeze the handle

    • D. 

      Open the canister


  • 3. 
    The term to describe "difficulty breathing" is:
    • A. 

      Bradypnea

    • B. 

      Dysuria

    • C. 

      Orthopnea

    • D. 

      Dyspnea


  • 4. 
    The back-lying position is called:
    • A. 

      Fowler's Position

    • B. 

      Supine Position

    • C. 

      Lateral Position

    • D. 

      Prone Position


  • 5. 
    When transferring a client to bed, a chair, or the toilet:
    • A. 

      The client's strong side is moved first

    • B. 

      The weak side is moved first

    • C. 

      Pillows are used for support

    • D. 

      The transfer belt cannot be used


  • 6. 
    Your patient is "ambulating." This means:
    • A. 

      He is getting transferred to another facility via ambulance.

    • B. 

      He is walking.

    • C. 

      He is in a wheelchair.

    • D. 

      He is sitting in a walker.


  • 7. 
    Your client has "muscle atrophy". This means:
    • A. 

      The loss of muscle strength from inactivity.

    • B. 

      Moving a body part toward the midline of the body.

    • C. 

      Excessive straightening of a body part.

    • D. 

      A decrease in size or a wasting away of muscle.


  • 8. 
    "Orthostatic hypotension" refers to:
    • A. 

      A drop in blood pressure when the client stands up or sits up.

    • B. 

      A raise in blood pressure when the client stands up or sits up.

    • C. 

      Blood pressure dropping in the joint areas.

    • D. 

      A loss of calcium in orthotics.


  • 9. 
    "Trochanter rolls" are used for:
    • A. 

      A special bread served to diabetic patients.

    • B. 

      Preventing the abdomen and arms from turning outward.

    • C. 

      Preventing the hips and legs from turning outward.

    • D. 

      A special bread served to people with Congestive heart failure.


  • 10. 
    You need to do laundry, dust surfaces, and mop the floor. In which order should you do these tasks?
    • A. 

      Do laundry, dust, and mop.

    • B. 

      Dust, mop, do laundry.

    • C. 

      Mop, do laundry, dust.

    • D. 

      Do laundry, mop, dust.


  • 11. 
    A "pathogen" :
    • A. 

      Is a Disease-causing microbe.

    • B. 

      Is An allergy.

    • C. 

      Refers to the cell after it is swollen with water.

    • D. 

      A substance that all human bodies need.


  • 12. 
    Exploring the unconscious conflicts and underlying reasons for a client's problems refers to:
    • A. 

      Recreational Therapy

    • B. 

      Occupational Therapy

    • C. 

      Psychoanalysis

    • D. 

      Behavioural Therapy


  • 13. 
    Mr. Lau has bipolar disorder. This means he:
    • A. 

      Has delusions

    • B. 

      Is Hostile

    • C. 

      Is very suspicious

    • D. 

      Has severe mood swings


  • 14. 
    Your client in the home you work in asks for your home phone number. You should:
    • A. 

      Give her your cellphone number only.

    • B. 

      Give your supervisor's cellphone number so she can deal with the issue.

    • C. 

      Explain that you cannot give your phone number out to clients.

    • D. 

      Ignore her and ask the nurse to give her a sedative.


  • 15. 
    Mr. Baldovino has to touch the doorknob three times before actually opening it. He probably has:
    • A. 

      Panic Disorder

    • B. 

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    • C. 

      Phobic Disorder

    • D. 

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder


  • 16. 
    Agatha has major depression. You should avoid:
    • A. 

      Telling her how lucky she is.

    • B. 

      Encouraging periods of rest.

    • C. 

      Encourage social activities.

    • D. 

      Reporting to your supervisor for unusual behaviour.


  • 17. 
    The first phase in the healing process of wounds is:
    • A. 

      Inflammatory Phase

    • B. 

      Proliferative Phase

    • C. 

      Maturation Phase

    • D. 

      Trauma Phase


  • 18. 
    All of the following are complications of wounds EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Shock

    • B. 

      Hemorrhage

    • C. 

      Dehiscence

    • D. 

      Hypertension


  • 19. 
    Mr. Heron has an abdominal binder. The binder is used to:
    • A. 

      Prevent blood clots

    • B. 

      Prevent wound infection

    • C. 

      Provide support and hold dressings in place

    • D. 

      Encourage peristalsis


  • 20. 
    The movement of and contraction of muscles of the digestive tract refers to:
    • A. 

      Indigestion

    • B. 

      Atrophy

    • C. 

      Edema

    • D. 

      Peristalsis


  • 21. 
    When heat is applied to the skin, the blood vessels will:
    • A. 

      Vasoconstrict

    • B. 

      Vasodilate

    • C. 

      Hypertense

    • D. 

      Hypotense


  • 22. 
    The doctor rushes into your patient's room and inserts an artificial airway into the trachea. This is called:
    • A. 

      Intratracheostomy

    • B. 

      Intubation

    • C. 

      Inner Cannula

    • D. 

      Nasal Prongs


  • 23. 
    A client has a pneumathorax. This is the collection of:
    • A. 

      Air in the pleural space

    • B. 

      Blood in the pleural space

    • C. 

      Fluid in the pleural space

    • D. 

      Respiratory secretions in the pleural space


  • 24. 
    Suctioning requires:
    • A. 

      Chest Tubes

    • B. 

      Sterile Technique

    • C. 

      An artificial airway

    • D. 

      Mechanical ventilation


  • 25. 
    Adults of all ages often fear:
    • A. 

      Dying Alone

    • B. 

      Reincarnation

    • C. 

      The five stages of grief

    • D. 

      Advance Directives


  • 26. 
    A partial-thickness wound caused by the scraping away or rubbing of the skin is called:
    • A. 

      Abrasion

    • B. 

      Laceration

    • C. 

      Ulcer

    • D. 

      Dehiscence


  • 27. 
    A "contusion" is:
    • A. 

      Another word for "concussion"

    • B. 

      An open wound with torn tissue and jagged edges

    • C. 

      A closed wound caused by a blow to the body (bruise)

    • D. 

      An open wound made by a sharp object


  • 28. 
    A collection of blood under the skin and tissues, forms and the area appears swollen and is reddish- blue in colour is called:
    • A. 

      Hematoma

    • B. 

      Bruising

    • C. 

      Contusion

    • D. 

      Abrasion


  • 29. 
    Clear, watery drainage from a wound. This drainage is called:
    • A. 

      Purulent Drainage

    • B. 

      Serous Drainage

    • C. 

      Seropurulent drainage

    • D. 

      Serosanguineous drainage


  • 30. 
    Which of the following is used to hyperventilate the lungs?
    • A. 

      Ambu Bag

    • B. 

      Pulse Oximeter

    • C. 

      Incentive Spirometer

    • D. 

      Partial-rebreather mask


  • 31. 
    A blood clot, an air bubble, or a fat clot that travels through the vascular system and finally lodges in a distant blood vessel is called:
    • A. 

      Thrombus

    • B. 

      Embolus

    • C. 

      Anesthesia

    • D. 

      Enema


  • 32. 
    All of the following are types of Anesthesia except:
    • A. 

      General Anesthesia

    • B. 

      Local Anesthesia

    • C. 

      Regional Anesthesia

    • D. 

      Dorsal Recumbant Anesthesia


  • 33. 
    The two main respiratory complications that can follow after surgery are:
    • A. 

      Pneumonia and Atelectasis

    • B. 

      Pneumonia and Asthma

    • C. 

      Bronchitis and Pneumothorax

    • D. 

      Pneumonia and Bronchitis


  • 34. 
    Pre-operatively, your patient should be:
    • A. 

      NPO

    • B. 

      Allowed only water

    • C. 

      Given a tube feeding

    • D. 

      Given a big hearty breakfast


  • 35. 
    Mr. Long must do coughing and deep breathing exercises after surgery to prevent:
    • A. 

      Bleeding

    • B. 

      A pulmonary embolus

    • C. 

      Respiratory complications

    • D. 

      Pain and discomfort


  • 36. 
    Mr. Lang is alert and oriented, but has not slept well for weeks, and has a decreased appetite. He most likely has:
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Urinary Tract Infection

    • C. 

      Bipolar Disorder

    • D. 

      Dementia


  • 37. 
    Mrs. White has bitten off her intravenous line and has fallen several times out of bed. The nurse gives her a sedative. What kind of restraint is this?
    • A. 

      Environmental Restraint

    • B. 

      Physical Restraint

    • C. 

      Chemical Restraint

    • D. 

      Medical Restraint


  • 38. 
    What is the most common accident in all settings?
    • A. 

      Burns

    • B. 

      Suffocation

    • C. 

      Falls

    • D. 

      Poisoning


  • 39. 
    AIDS stands for:
    • A. 

      Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

    • B. 

      Animal Immune Deficiency Syndrome

    • C. 

      Anginal Immune Deficiency Syndrome

    • D. 

      Alientated Immune Deficiency Syndrome


  • 40. 
    A nonsocomial infection is:
    • A. 

      An infection you get from staying in the hospital or healthcare facility

    • B. 

      An infection you get from a household

    • C. 

      An infection you get from insects

    • D. 

      An infection you get from water


  • 41. 
    A bacterium that causes diarrhea and colitis is called:
    • A. 

      C. Difficile

    • B. 

      ESBL

    • C. 

      VRE

    • D. 

      Hepatitis A


  • 42. 
    How can spores be destroyed?
    • A. 

      Cleaning-

    • B. 

      Disinfection

    • C. 

      Sterilization

    • D. 

      Scrubbing


  • 43. 
    All of the following terms mean "peeing" EXCEPT for:
    • A. 

      Voiding

    • B. 

      Urinating

    • C. 

      Micturition

    • D. 

      Impaction


  • 44. 
    Your patient Mr. Jones, recently got his arm amputated. He states he feels pain in that missing body part. He has:
    • A. 

      Chronic Pain

    • B. 

      Acute Pain

    • C. 

      Radiating Pain

    • D. 

      Phantom Pain


  • 45. 
    Bronchitis is:
    • A. 

      Inflammation of the Bronchi

    • B. 

      Inflammation of the Gallbladder

    • C. 

      Inflammation of the Pancreas

    • D. 

      Inflammation of the Alveoli


  • 46. 
    All of the following are from Erik Ericson's stages of psychosocial development EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Autonomy Versus Shame and Doubt

    • B. 

      Generativity versus Stagnation

    • C. 

      Intimacy Versus Isolation

    • D. 

      Bargaining Versus Grief


  • 47. 
    All of the following refer to positions and locations of the body EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Distal

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Brachial

    • D. 

      Dorsal


  • 48. 
    Phlebitis is:
    • A. 

      Inflammation of the Vein

    • B. 

      Inflammation of Phlegm

    • C. 

      Inflammation of the Gall Bladder

    • D. 

      Inflammation of the Pancreas


  • 49. 
    Who is responsible for protecting employees from injuries and accidents in the workplace?
    • A. 

      Occupational Health and Safety Act

    • B. 

      Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

    • C. 

      Material Safety Data Sheet

    • D. 

      Ontario Ministry of Health


  • 50. 
    A person who is able to transfer a pathogen to others without getting an active infection himself is:
    • A. 

      A carrier

    • B. 

      A sender

    • C. 

      A reciever

    • D. 

      A messenger


  • 51. 
    The period between exposure to the pathogen and the onset of illness is called:
    • A. 

      Intubation Period

    • B. 

      Communicable Phase

    • C. 

      Flora Phase

    • D. 

      Pathogen phase


  • 52. 
    The environment where the pathogen lives before it infects a person is:
    • A. 

      A portal of entry

    • B. 

      A portal of exit

    • C. 

      A Reservoir

    • D. 

      A pandemic


  • 53. 
    Which is a sign of physical abuse?
    • A. 

      Criticism, Making fun of them

    • B. 

      Hitting, punching, hair pulling

    • C. 

      Stealing their money and belongings


  • 54. 
    Your client has an abnormally high blood sugar. This is called:
    • A. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • B. 

      Hyperglycemia

    • C. 

      Multiglucose

    • D. 

      Diabetes Meillutus


  • 55. 
    Which of the following is a HINGE joint?
    • A. 

      Shoulder

    • B. 

      Hips

    • C. 

      Skull

    • D. 

      Elbow


  • 56. 
    Another word for "red blood cells" is:
    • A. 

      Erythrocytes

    • B. 

      Hemoglobin

    • C. 

      Platelets

    • D. 

      Phagocytes


  • 57. 
    Which prevents permanent plantar flexion?
    • A. 

      Bed Boards

    • B. 

      A foot board

    • C. 

      Trochanter rolls

    • D. 

      Hand rolls


  • 58. 
    In Trendelenburg Position:
    • A. 

      The head of the bed is on a 90 degree angle

    • B. 

      The head of the bed in on a 45 degree angle

    • C. 

      The foot of the bed is higher than the head of the bed

    • D. 

      The bed is completely flat


  • 59. 
    All of the following refers to nutrition EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Ingestion

    • B. 

      Digestion

    • C. 

      Calories

    • D. 

      Orthostatic Hypotension


  • 60. 
    All of the following are good sources of calcium EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Milk and Milk Products

    • B. 

      Iodized Salt

    • C. 

      Leafy Green Vegetables

    • D. 

      Beans


  • 61. 
    Which is a common reason for tube feedings?
    • A. 

      Cancer of the lung

    • B. 

      Surgery to the mouth

    • C. 

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    • D. 

      Pneumonia


  • 62. 
    Your patient is SOB with chest pain and is able to sit at the edge of the bed. The best position to put him in is:
    • A. 

      Orthopneic Position

    • B. 

      Semi-Fowler's Position

    • C. 

      Supine Position

    • D. 

      Trendlenburg Position


  • 63. 
    Aspiration is a major complication of:
    • A. 

      Hyperalimentation

    • B. 

      IV therapy

    • C. 

      Nasogastric and nasointestinal tubes

    • D. 

      Central Venous Catheters


  • 64. 
    Producing and secreting milk from the breasts is called:
    • A. 

      Menstruation

    • B. 

      Menarche

    • C. 

      Lochia Flow

    • D. 

      Lactation


  • 65. 
    A drawsheet is:
    • A. 

      A small sheet placed over the middle of the bottom sheet

    • B. 

      The top sheet draped over the client

    • C. 

      A sheet you use to carry a client with a mechanical lift

    • D. 

      A sheet you use to carry a client off the floor


  • 66. 
    Your patient requires a bed linen change. He is a bed-ridden client and need to change the bed while he is still in it. The kind of bed you are making is:
    • A. 

      An open bed

    • B. 

      An occupied bed

    • C. 

      A closed-ended bed

    • D. 

      A mitred bed


  • 67. 
    Meat, butter, milk and cheeses are examples of:
    • A. 

      Saturated fats

    • B. 

      Unsaturated fats

    • C. 

      Trans Fats

    • D. 

      Minerals


  • 68. 
    Table sugar, fruit and fruit juices are examples of:
    • A. 

      Starches

    • B. 

      Fibres

    • C. 

      Nutrients

    • D. 

      Simple Sugars


  • 69. 
    Canola oil and olive oil are examples of:
    • A. 

      Saturated Fats

    • B. 

      Unsaturated Fats

    • C. 

      Trans Fats

    • D. 

      Starches


  • 70. 
    Citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes and cabbage are excellent sources of:
    • A. 

      Phosphorus

    • B. 

      Calcium

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Vitamin B


  • 71. 
    The major function for Vitamin K is:
    • A. 

      Fat Expulsion

    • B. 

      Hair Repair

    • C. 

      Skin Repair

    • D. 

      Blood Clotting


  • 72. 
    Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Iron are examples of:
    • A. 

      Vitamins

    • B. 

      Minerals

    • C. 

      Fibres

    • D. 

      Nutrients


  • 73. 
    Which of the following is not a factor affecting eating and nutrition?
    • A. 

      Allergies

    • B. 

      Food Intolerances

    • C. 

      Culture

    • D. 

      Gender


  • 74. 
    "Biofilm" is:
    • A. 

      A type of dressing applied to wounds and pressure ulcers

    • B. 

      A thin film that sticks to teeth, containing saliva and microbes

    • C. 

      A type of solution provided for people with tube feeds

    • D. 

      A film showed at Long Term care centers regarding WHMIS


  • 75. 
    You find your unsteady patient on the ground, shaken and in pain. The documentation you would provide in this case is:
    • A. 

      A flow sheet

    • B. 

      A graphic sheet

    • C. 

      An incident report

    • D. 

      A living will


  • 76. 
    Lice infestation of the scalp is known as:
    • A. 

      Pediculosis Capitis

    • B. 

      Pediculosis Corporis

    • C. 

      Conjunctivis Pinkus

    • D. 

      Hirsutism


  • 77. 
    White flakes on the scalp is known as:
    • A. 

      Alopecia

    • B. 

      Hirsuitism

    • C. 

      Dandruff

    • D. 

      Ingrown hair


  • 78. 
    Polyuria is:
    • A. 

      Scant amount of urine

    • B. 

      Painful or difficulty urinating

    • C. 

      Abnormally large amounts of urine

    • D. 

      Frequent Urination at night


  • 79. 
    Your patient joins an exercise group at the long term care center. He tells you that when he makes sudden movements, a little pee comes out. This is called:
    • A. 

      Stress Incontinence

    • B. 

      Reflex Incontinence

    • C. 

      Overflow Incontinence

    • D. 

      Functional Incontinence


  • 80. 
    At 1300 hrs, Your RN supervisor tells you that a urine specimen has to be collected for analysis. She tells you to collect at whenever you can. The type of specimen you are collecting is a:
    • A. 

      24 Hour Urine Specimen

    • B. 

      Random Urine Specimen

    • C. 

      Midstream Specimen

    • D. 

      Ketone Specimen


  • 81. 
    Urine would be tested for the following things EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Testing of PH level

    • B. 

      Testing for Ketones and Glucose

    • C. 

      Testing for Antigens

    • D. 

      Testing for blood


  • 82. 
    Urinary Incontinence:
    • A. 

      Is permanent

    • B. 

      Requires Urine tests

    • C. 

      Requires good skin care

    • D. 

      Is always treated with an indwelling catheter


  • 83. 
    The best position for using a bedpan is:
    • A. 

      Fowler's position

    • B. 

      The supine position

    • C. 

      The prone position

    • D. 

      The side-lying position


  • 84. 
    Cognitive function relates to:
    • A. 

      Memory loss and personality

    • B. 

      Thinking and reasoning

    • C. 

      Ability to toilet oneself

    • D. 

      How emotional a person can get


  • 85. 
    Mr. Dunn has Alzheimer's Disease. He is heard screaming in the hallway. You know that this is:
    • A. 

      An agitated reaction

    • B. 

      His style of singing

    • C. 

      Caused by a delusion

    • D. 

      A repetitive behaviour


  • 86. 
    A symptom of mastitis is:
    • A. 

      Engorgement

    • B. 

      Post-partum blues

    • C. 

      Thirst while breastfeeding

    • D. 

      Pain and redness in a breast


  • 87. 
    Down Syndrome and Spina Bifida are examples of:
    • A. 

      Congenital Disorders

    • B. 

      Fetal Alcohol Effects

    • C. 

      A strand of Autism

    • D. 

      Types of convulsions


  • 88. 
    Down Syndrome occurs:
    • A. 

      At fertilization

    • B. 

      During the first month of pregnancy

    • C. 

      Any time before, during or after birth

    • D. 

      From trauma


  • 89. 
    Your patient appears very sedated after taking two different kinds of sedatives. He is experiencing:
    • A. 

      Drug Antagonism

    • B. 

      Drug Synergism

    • C. 

      Anaphylaxis

    • D. 

      Adverse Effects


  • 90. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the 8 rights of assisting with medications?
    • A. 

      Right Expiry Date

    • B. 

      Right Person

    • C. 

      Right day

    • D. 

      Right Doctor


  • 91. 
    The heart of a person is contraction. The heart :
    • A. 

      Has tachycardia

    • B. 

      Has bradycardia

    • C. 

      Is in Systole

    • D. 

      Will now be measured in diastolic pressure


  • 92. 
    Which of the following is NOT a pulse site?
    • A. 

      Temporal Pulse

    • B. 

      Apical Pulse

    • C. 

      Femoral Pulse

    • D. 

      Occipital Pulse


  • 93. 
    Which of the following is the first sign of a pressure ulcer?
    • A. 

      White or reddened skin

    • B. 

      Bone is protruding from the wound

    • C. 

      Blisters are apparent

    • D. 

      Skin tears


  • 94. 
    The device used to measure oxygen concentration in arterial blood flow is called:
    • A. 

      Pulse Oximeter

    • B. 

      Oxygen Thermometer

    • C. 

      Blood Pressure Cuff

    • D. 

      Oxygen Humidifier


  • 95. 
    Fluid in the pleural space is known as:
    • A. 

      Pneumothorax

    • B. 

      Hemothorax

    • C. 

      Pleural Effusion

    • D. 

      Fluid Effusion


  • 96. 
    Chest tubes are inserted to remove:
    • A. 

      Fluid, Air, & Blood

    • B. 

      Mucous Secretions, Air & Blood

    • C. 

      Alveoli, Bronchi and Trachea

    • D. 

      Air, Fluid and Mucous


  • 97. 
    Dorsal Recumbent Position is also known as:
    • A. 

      Prone Position

    • B. 

      Supine Position

    • C. 

      Semi-Fowler's Position

    • D. 

      Fowler's Position


  • 98. 
    You are preparing Mrs. Janz for an exam. You should do the following:
    • A. 

      Do not tell her any details of the exam, as it is not part of your role.

    • B. 

      Ask her to undress

    • C. 

      Take her vital signs

    • D. 

      Leave her alone while you tell the nurse that Mrs. Janz is ready


  • 99. 
    Post-operatively following a hip surgery, your patient's position should be changed:
    • A. 

      Every shift

    • B. 

      Every 2 hours

    • C. 

      Every 3 hours

    • D. 

      Every 4 hours


  • 100. 
    Rigor Mortis refers to:
    • A. 

      The process of moving the dead body to the Morgue

    • B. 

      A stage of the grief cycle

    • C. 

      The stiffness or rigidity of skeletal muscles that occurs after death has occurred

    • D. 

      A section of a person's advanced directive


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