California Nursing Academy & Nursing Assistant Program Quiz

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California Nursing Academy Nursing Assistant Program State Practice Exam 1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following should you observe and record when admitting a patient?
    • A. 

      Color of the stool and amount of urine voided

    • B. 

      How much the patient has eaten and drunk

    • C. 

      Bruises, marks, rashes, or broken skin

    • D. 

      Requests the patient makes

  • 2. 
    When responding to a patient on the intercom, you should
    • A. 

      Ask for the patient's name

    • B. 

      Say, "May I help you?"

    • C. 

      Give your name and position

    • D. 

      Say, "The nurse will answer your call"

  • 3. 
    Which of the following things should you do to familiarize a new patient with his or her surroundings?
    • A. 

      Show the patient where the call bell is and how to work it.

    • B. 

      Tell the patient not to operate the TV

    • C. 

      Ask visitors to leave the room while you finish admitting the patient

    • D. 

      Raise the siderails of the bed and raise the bed to high position

  • 4. 
    When arranging a patient's room, you should do all of the following except
    • A. 

      Check signal cords

    • B. 

      Fix the back and knee rests as directed

    • C. 

      Administer medications

    • D. 

      Check lighting

  • 5. 
    When assisting a patient in and out of bed, you should always
    • A. 

      Employ body mechanic techniques

    • B. 

      Get another person to help

    • C. 

      Pull the patient's feet out first, and then lift the back up

    • D. 

      Put shoes on the patient because the patient may skip

  • 6. 
    When should you wash your hands?
    • A. 

      When you notice they look or feel dirty

    • B. 

      When the head nurse tells you to

    • C. 

      At least twice a day

    • D. 

      Before and after contact with a patient

  • 7. 
    You can prevent decubitus ulcers by
    • A. 

      Changing the patient's position frequently

    • B. 

      Placing an egg-crate mattress on top of the mattress

    • C. 

      Increasing the patient's vitamin C consumption

    • D. 

      Doing both a and b

  • 8. 
    After positioning a patient, it is most important to
    • A. 

      Examine the resident thoroughly

    • B. 

      Close the door to the resident's room so she can rest

    • C. 

      Offer the patient a drink of juice

    • D. 

      Check the position of nonfunctional limbs

  • 9. 
    The first step in getting a resident up to walk is to
    • A. 

      Sit the resident on the side of the bed

    • B. 

      Put the resident's slippers on

    • C. 

      Check the activity order

    • D. 

      Tell the resident what you want him to do

  • 10. 
    As you are transferring a patient, the resident becomes weak and starts to fall. You should
    • A. 

      Hold the patient's transfer belt and lean away from the fall

    • B. 

      Call for help

    • C. 

      Grasp the transfer belt and lower the resident to the floor along your bent leg

    • D. 

      Hold the resident tightly and lean backwards

  • 11. 
    The patient's TPR is 98.8-80-30. The finding that should be reported at once is
    • A. 

      Pulse

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following can cause an inaccurate oral temperature reading?
    • A. 

      Drinking hot or cold liquids within 10 minutes of the reading

    • B. 

      Failure to shake down a mercury thermometer

    • C. 

      Vigorous exercise prior to measuring temperature

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    A large glass hold 240 cc. The patient drank one-third of the large glass. You would record this as
    • A. 

      1/3 of 240cc

    • B. 

      30 cc

    • C. 

      80 cc

    • D. 

      120 cc

  • 14. 
    Mr. Jones is placed on I and O after surgery. The nursing assistant should
    • A. 

      Keep the resident on NPO

    • B. 

      Keep track of the solid foods Mr. Hones eats

    • C. 

      Record all fluid intake and output every shift

    • D. 

      Measure only the first voiding after surgery

  • 15. 
    Which of the following would be included in a resident's output record?
    • A. 

      Urine, food eaten, and IV solutions

    • B. 

      Urine, emesis, and bleeding

    • C. 

      Liquids taken in during the shift

    • D. 

      Bowel movements only

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is an I and O problem that you should report?
    • A. 

      The resident complains of a stomach ache.

    • B. 

      The resident requests a bath

    • C. 

      The resident's total output is 1200 cc

    • D. 

      The resident has not voided in 8 hours

  • 17. 
    When a resident is placed on I and O after surgery, this means that you must
    • A. 

      Measure only the first voiding after surgery

    • B. 

      Record the color of the resident's urine

    • C. 

      Record all fluid intake and output

    • D. 

      Record the first solid food the resident eats

  • 18. 
    Mr. Jones drinks 5 ounces of juice. You would record this as
    • A. 

      500 cc

    • B. 

      150 cc

    • C. 

      6 cc

    • D. 

      5 cc

  • 19. 
    Ms. Filmore is a mentally retarded resident. Which statement about her condition is correct?
    • A. 

      She developed mental retardation as an adult

    • B. 

      She cannot function as well as most people her age

    • C. 

      She is very good at math and music

    • D. 

      She is only pretending not to be smart

  • 20. 
    Which statement about mentally retarded residents is correct?
    • A. 

      They should be treated like children

    • B. 

      They cannot walk or talk

    • C. 

      They are suspicious of strangers

    • D. 

      They learn at a slow pace

  • 21. 
    Mrs. Bell is a mentally ill resident who is under good control.The licensed nurse instructs you to observe her for signs of mental problems, which may include
    • A. 

      Visiting with other residents

    • B. 

      Talking about imaginary friends

    • C. 

      Trusting staff members

    • D. 

      Having dreams at night

  • 22. 
    A mentally ill resident is likely to
    • A. 

      Believe she is someone other than herself

    • B. 

      Be fearful, without good reason

    • C. 

      Live in her world

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Signs of dementia in the elderly include
    • A. 

      A good memory

    • B. 

      Ability to solve difficult math problems

    • C. 

      Confusion

    • D. 

      Sleeplessness

  • 24. 
    Elderly residents who become confused and forgetful should be
    • A. 

      Humored

    • B. 

      Seen by a doctor

    • C. 

      Kept in their rooms

    • D. 

      Restrained

  • 25. 
    Residents with Alzheimer's disease may show which of the following symptoms?
    • A. 

      High fever accompanied by chills

    • B. 

      Clear memory of the distant past

    • C. 

      Chest pains and difficulty breathing

    • D. 

      Physical and mental decline

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