Safety & Health care Quiz 8

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  • 1. 
    Placing a resident in good alignment means you should
    • A. 

      Keep his joints oiled

    • B. 

      Keep him as straignt as possible

    • C. 

      Keep him sitting up during the day

    • D. 

      Make sure he stands at least five hours per day

  • 2. 
    Before giving any hot or cold treatment, you should be sure you have
    • A. 

      A doctor's order

    • B. 

      A sign for the door

    • C. 

      Disposable equipment

    • D. 

      A form to chart the treatment on

  • 3. 
    Signs of possible skin problems include
    • A. 

      Rashes

    • B. 

      Blisters

    • C. 

      Redness

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    When changing a pillowcase, you should NOT hold he pillow under you chin because this would
    • A. 

      Tear the pillowcase

    • B. 

      Drop the pillowcase

    • C. 

      Dampen th pillowcase

    • D. 

      Spread bacteria

  • 5. 
    A non sterile dressing is one that is
    • A. 

      Wet

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      Clean

    • D. 

      New

  • 6. 
    Mr. Scranton often chokes while his is eating. You should
    • A. 

      Stay close by when he eats

    • B. 

      Instruct his roommate to watch him eat

    • C. 

      Feed him to prevent problems

    • D. 

      Use the Heimlich maneuver between bites

  • 7. 
    Mr. Smith has just smoked a cigarette. You need to take his temperature. You should
    • A. 

      Wait 15-20 minutes and then take an oral temperature

    • B. 

      Take an oral temperature immediately

    • C. 

      Give him some cold water to counter the effects of smoking and then take an oral temperature

    • D. 

      Take a rectal temperature to discourage him from smoking

  • 8. 
    Mary Jones begs, "Just let me live until my grandchild is born. " She is in what stage of dying?
    • A. 

      Acceptance

    • B. 

      Anger

    • C. 

      Bargaining

    • D. 

      Denial

  • 9. 
    Bed side rails are used for
    • A. 

      Pediatric residents

    • B. 

      Confused residents

    • C. 

      Residents whose doctors order them

    • D. 

      All residents, regardless of age or mental status

  • 10. 
    Bed side rails are used for
    • A. 

      Pediatric residents

    • B. 

      Confused residents

    • C. 

      Residents whose doctors order them

    • D. 

      All residents, regardless of age or mental status

  • 11. 
    Which statement about injuries to residents and staff members is correct?
    • A. 

      Injuries should be treated and reported on incident report

    • B. 

      Injuries can be ignored if they are minor

    • C. 

      Injuries should be reported only if they are major

    • D. 

      Injuries should be treated but do not need to be reported

  • 12. 
    If  you find a damaged piece of equipment you should
    • A. 

      Dispose of it immediately

    • B. 

      Report it immediately

    • C. 

      Use it anyway

    • D. 

      Repair it yourself and then use it

  • 13. 
    A common sign of appraching death is
    • A. 

      Increased appetite

    • B. 

      Normal or elevated vital signs

    • C. 

      Severe, unceasing pain

    • D. 

      Decreased body functions

  • 14. 
    The resident's elbows are dry and red. You should
    • A. 

      Report this to the charge nurse

    • B. 

      Rub them with lotion

    • C. 

      Apply elbow protectors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The acceptable way to identify a resident is to
    • A. 

      Check the identification band

    • B. 

      Ask the resident name

    • C. 

      Check the bed name and number

    • D. 

      Call the resident by name

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statemewnt about dressing residents is TRUE?
    • A. 

      It is not necessary for handicapped residents to dress in street clothes

    • B. 

      Residents like staff members to dress them

    • C. 

      Residents are concerned about how they look

    • D. 

      Residents are used to being dressed in front of othjers

  • 17. 
    If the resident does not eat all the food on his tray, the first thing you should do is
    • A. 

      Notify the charge nurse

    • B. 

      Ask the resident why

    • C. 

      Remove the tray

    • D. 

      Urge teh resident to eat all the food

  • 18. 
    The preferred way to remove a bedpan from a resident who is unable to lift herself to
    • A. 

      Use a mechanical lifting device

    • B. 

      Have another nursing assistant lift the resident

    • C. 

      Turn the resident to th eside whild holding the bedpan

    • D. 

      Slowly slide the pan from under the resident

  • 19. 
    The resident states that a mistake has been made: there is salt on her tray, although the doctor has ordered a low-salt diet. You should
    • A. 

      Explain this means no salt when preparing food

    • B. 

      Tell the resident not to use the salt

    • C. 

      Check the diet order with the nurse

    • D. 

      Call the kitchen for a new tray

  • 20. 
    Mr. Roark, is a newly admitted conscious resident, has been put to bed. Before leaving him alone, you should
    • A. 

      Ask him if he is hungry

    • B. 

      Inspect his skin

    • C. 

      Complete the listing of his clothing and valuables

    • D. 

      Make sure he knows how to use the call light

  • 21. 
    As a safety measure, when you give mouth care to an unconscious residnet, you should position the resident
    • A. 

      On her or his back

    • B. 

      In semi-Fowler's position

    • C. 

      With the head turned to the side

    • D. 

      In the supine position

  • 22. 
    A resident has a new cast on his right arm. While caring for him, you should observe for
    • A. 

      Pulse above the cast

    • B. 

      Color and hardness of the cast

    • C. 

      Warmth and color of fingers

    • D. 

      Signs of crumbling at the cast end

  • 23. 
    When you obtain a clean catch urine specimen, you should
    • A. 

      Wash the resident's hands

    • B. 

      Use clean techniques

    • C. 

      Use sterile techniques

    • D. 

      Perform the procedure in the bathroom

  • 24. 
    Before assisting a resident into a wheelchair, check to see if the
    • A. 

      Resident is adequately covered

    • B. 

      Floor a slippery

    • C. 

      Door to the room is closed

    • D. 

      Wheels of trhe chair are locked

  • 25. 
    When giving a completed bed bath, you should
    • A. 

      Not wash the resident's genitals because the resident will feel embarrassed

    • B. 

      Use the same water throughout the bath to save you from extra trips

    • C. 

      Keep the resident covered as much as possible

    • D. 

      Position yourself on one side of the bed and stay there

  • 26. 
    The proper medical term for brittle bone is
    • A. 

      Osteomalacia

    • B. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • C. 

      Osteosarcoma

    • D. 

      Osteoporosis

  • 27. 
    Normal hearing loss in aging is usually related to the ability to hear
    • A. 

      High ptiched sounds

    • B. 

      Loud sounds

    • C. 

      All sounds

    • D. 

      Rapid speech

  • 28. 
    Lack of movement can cause wasting of muscle tissue. This is called
    • A. 

      Contracture

    • B. 

      Atrophy

    • C. 

      Dystrophy

    • D. 

      Anomaly

  • 29. 
    When you shake down a thermoneter the mercury should be below
    • A. 

      95 F

    • B. 

      96.8 F

    • C. 

      98.6 F

    • D. 

      The arrow

  • 30. 
    A specimen collected by having the resident cough from the lungs and bronchial tubes is called
    • A. 

      Sailva

    • B. 

      Mucus

    • C. 

      Sputum

    • D. 

      Spit

  • 31. 
    The parts of the body involved in maintaining a sufficient intake of air include the
    • A. 

      Mouth and nospharynx

    • B. 

      Trachea and larynx

    • C. 

      Bronchi and alveoli

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 32. 
    The primary reason for laundering a nursing uniform after each day's wearing is to
    • A. 

      Look professional

    • B. 

      Look neat

    • C. 

      Remove body odors

    • D. 

      Prevent the spread of germs

  • 33. 
    The purpose of using restraints is to
    • A. 

      Position an atrophied extremity

    • B. 

      Protect the resident and others from injury

    • C. 

      Prevent wandering in teh hall

    • D. 

      Doo all of the above

  • 34. 
    If amily members bring new clothes in for a resident, you should make sure the
    • A. 

      Clothes are put in the resident;s dresser drawer

    • B. 

      Clothes are labeled with the resident's name

    • C. 

      Family removes an equal number of old clothes

    • D. 

      Charge nurse sees the clothes

  • 35. 
    Security for a resident's dentures includes
    • A. 

      Keeping them in a tissue in a dresser drawer

    • B. 

      Placing them in a labeled denture cup

    • C. 

      Insisting the resident wear the denture

    • D. 

      Placing anidentifying mark on the dentures

  • 36. 
    The charge nurse instructs you to clean a resident's closet. You should
    • A. 

      Throw away all torn clothes

    • B. 

      Ask the family to come do it

    • C. 

      Enlist the help of the resident

    • D. 

      Tell the nurse your are too busy

  • 37. 
    To move a resident with a fractured hip, you would
    • A. 

      Roll her toward the affected side

    • B. 

      Roll her toward the unaffected side use an abduction pillow

    • C. 

      Check the physician's order

    • D. 

      Use an abduction pillow

  • 38. 
    Dressing will be difficult for a resident who
    • A. 

      Has a contracted arm

    • B. 

      Is left-handed

    • C. 

      Has impaired speech

    • D. 

      Is elderly

  • 39. 
    After assisting a resident to the bathroom
    • A. 

      Lock the bathroom door for privacy

    • B. 

      Leave her alone for ten minutes

    • C. 

      Tie her to the toilet

    • D. 

      Remain with her

  • 40. 
    Which is the best way to place a resident on a bedpan?
    • A. 

      Turn him away from you and place the bedpan under his buttocks

    • B. 

      Lift his leg up and slide the bedpan i from below

    • C. 

      Have him sit up and boost himself onto the bedpan

    • D. 

      Usae a Hoyer lift

  • 41. 
    If a resident objects to certain foods for religious or cultural reasons, you should
    • A. 

      Tell him to grow up and eat like an adult

    • B. 

      Offer to get something different for him

    • C. 

      Tell him he will have to speak to the dietician tomorrow

    • D. 

      Tell him he wil be given a tube feeding if he won't eat

  • 42. 
    Techniques to keep the resident's skin clean and healthy include
    • A. 

      Using perfumed lotion and powders

    • B. 

      Using cold, clear water

    • C. 

      Washing with soap and rinsing well

    • D. 

      Using lots of suds

  • 43. 
    Before starting any bath, you should suggest that the resident
    • A. 

      Put on a shower cap

    • B. 

      Strip completely

    • C. 

      Lock the door

    • D. 

      Use the bathroom or bedpan

  • 44. 
    During the bowel and bladder retraining period, the nursing assistant should
    • A. 

      Offer water frequently

    • B. 

      See that the resident eats a well-balanced diet

    • C. 

      Encourage the resident to remain active

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 45. 
    When you are moving the resident up on bed, the pillow goes
    • A. 

      On the chair,out of the way

    • B. 

      At the foot of the bed, out of the way

    • C. 

      At the head of the bed, to protect her head

    • D. 

      Anywhere she want it

  • 46. 
    Which information is important in designing a retraining plan?
    • A. 

      When the resident needs to toilet naturally

    • B. 

      What the resident likes to eat

    • C. 

      What the resident perefers to drink

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 47. 
    Transferring a resident from th ebed to a stretcher requires the bed he positioned at
    • A. 

      The highest level

    • B. 

      The lowest level

    • C. 

      Waist height

    • D. 

      Sitting position

  • 48. 
    To help a resident into a wheelchair, you should position the chair
    • A. 

      At the side of the bed facing the head of the bed

    • B. 

      At the foot of the bed

    • C. 

      At the head of the bed

    • D. 

      At the side of the bed, facing the foot of the bed

  • 49. 
    The goal of bladder training is to
    • A. 

      Stop using a catheter

    • B. 

      Grain voluntyary control of urination

    • C. 

      Prevent skin problems caused by incontinence

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    Mrs. Black is a diabetic. For her mid afternoon nourishment, the kitchen has sent a carton of chocolate ice cream. Your first action should be to
    • A. 

      Substitute diet cola for ice cream

    • B. 

      Hold the nourishment and report to the learn leader

    • C. 

      Ask the ward clerk to notify the kitchen of an error

    • D. 

      Ask Mrs. Black if she likes ice cream

  • 51. 
    When assisting Mr. Byrd, a blind resident, with his meal, you should
    • A. 

      Sit next to him to help

    • B. 

      Identify each item on his tray

    • C. 

      Feed him so he won't spill his food

    • D. 

      Insist that he use only a spoon

  • 52. 
    When checking a tray after a resident has eaten, you should note the total amount of
    • A. 

      Food provided

    • B. 

      Liquid and solids consumed

    • C. 

      Food lost to spills

    • D. 

      Caloric intake

  • 53. 
    When a resident complains that his dentures are hurting , you should
    • A. 

      Encourage him to wear the dentures more often

    • B. 

      Report the complaint to the charge nurse

    • C. 

      Report th ecomplaint to th ephysician

    • D. 

      Put the dentures on the beddside table

  • 54. 
    Frequent mouth care should be given to residents who
    • A. 

      Receive oxygen therapy

    • B. 

      Are unconscious

    • C. 

      Receive tube feedings

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 55. 
    The proper procedure for washing the female resident's perineal area is to
    • A. 

      Clean from front to back

    • B. 

      Clean the rectal area last

    • C. 

      Pat dry thoroughly

    • D. 

      Do all of the above

  • 56. 
    Nursing assistants should report the care given to residents by
    • A. 

      Telling the charge nurse directly

    • B. 

      Entering it in the chart

    • C. 

      Telling the desk clerk to tell the supervisor

    • D. 

      Leaving a note for the supervisor

  • 57. 
    Which of the following observations should be reported immediately?
    • A. 

      T-98, P-80, R-20

    • B. 

      Yellow colored urine

    • C. 

      Bluish tint to lips and skin

    • D. 

      Skin that is warm and dry to the touch

  • 58. 
    Which one of your five senses would be used to detect Joan dillon's body rash?
    • A. 

      Sight

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Touch

    • D. 

      Hearing

  • 59. 
    Which residents will want to help with their own care and decision?
    • A. 

      Men residents

    • B. 

      Women residents

    • C. 

      Young residents

    • D. 

      All residnets

  • 60. 
    If an elderly resident begins to wander and become confused, you should
    • A. 

      Leave her in her pajamas for easier care

    • B. 

      Joke with her about her family ideas

    • C. 

      Report her behavior for evaluation

    • D. 

      Tell her family she is near death

  • 61. 
    A resident who is in middle adulthood would be likely to be concerned about her
    • A. 

      Teenage children

    • B. 

      Elderly parents

    • C. 

      Grandchildren

    • D. 

      A and b only