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  • 1. 
    A male client with Bell’s palsy asks the nurse what has caused this problem. The nurse’s response is based on an understanding that the cause is:  
    • A. 

      Unknown, but possibly includes ischemia, viral infection, or an autoimmune problem

    • B. 

      Unknown, but possibly includes long-term tissue malnutrition and cellular hypoxia

    • C. 

      Primary genetic in origin, triggered by exposure to meningitis

    • D. 

      Primarily genetic in origin, triggered by exposure to neurotoxins

  • 2. 
    The nurse has given the male client with Bell’s palsy instructions on preserving muscle tone in the face and preventing denervation. The nurse determines that the client needs additional information if the client states that he or she will:  
    • A. 

      Exposure to cold and drafts

    • B. 

      Massage the face with a gentle upward motion

    • C. 

      Perform facial exercises

    • D. 

      Wrinkle the forehead, blow out the cheeks, and whistle

  • 3. 
    The nurse is aware that Bell’s palsy affects which cranial nerve?   
    • A. 

      2nd CN (Optic)

    • B. 

      3rd CN (Occulomotor)

    • C. 

      4th CN (Trochlear)

    • D. 

      7th CN (Facial)

  • 4. 
    Which of the following diseases has not been directly linked with Bell's palsy?    
    • A. 

      AIDS

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Lyme disease

    • D. 

      Alzheimer's disease

  • 5. 
    Bell’s palsy is a disorder of which cranial nerve?
    • A. 

      Facial (VII)

    • B. 

      Trigeminal (V)

    • C. 

      Vestibulocochlear (VIII)

    • D. 

      Vagus (X)

  • 6. 
    When the nurse performs a neurologic assessment on Anne Jones, her pupils are dilated and don’t respond to light.  
    • A. 

      Glaucoma

    • B. 

      Damage to the third cranial nerve

    • C. 

      Damage to the lumbar spine

    • D. 

      Bell’s palsy

  • 7. 
    Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis caused by a dysfunction of the 8th cranial nerve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Bell's palsy can be associated with arm and leg weakness and difficulty finding the right words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Oral steroids may help reduce the symptoms of a Bell's Palsy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Bilateral Bell's palsy can occur.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False