California Nursing Academy Nursing Assistant State Practice Exam 4

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California Nursing Academy Nursing Assistant State Practice Exam 4

NA state exam 4


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Swelling caused by excess fluid in body tissues is called:
    • A. 

      Fluid intake

    • B. 

      Diarrhea

    • C. 

      Perspiration

    • D. 

      Edema

  • 2. 
    When assisting a patient to use the bedside commode, it is important to:
    • A. 

      Leave the signal cord within reach

    • B. 

      Place toilet tissue close by

    • C. 

      Return to check on the patient periodically

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The best food choices for a geriatric patient with no teeth would include:
    • A. 

      Hamburger, French fries, corn, and ice cream

    • B. 

      Baked chicken, dressing, green beans, and coconut macaroons

    • C. 

      Spare ribs, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and fruit cocktail

    • D. 

      Baked fish, whipped potatoes, spinach souffle and tapioca

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is true regarding visually challenged residents?
    • A. 

      Blind patients use a "clock" system to located food.

    • B. 

      Residents usually prefer to treat alone.

    • C. 

      Patients prefer to be fed to prevent spills.

    • D. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 5. 
    Sputum is material that is coughed up from the:
    • A. 

      Nose

    • B. 

      Lungs

    • C. 

      Throat

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 6. 
    The purpose of cold applications is usually to:
    • A. 

      Speed the flow of blood to the area

    • B. 

      Prevent heat exhaustion

    • C. 

      Prevent or reduce swelling

    • D. 

      Prevent the formation of scar tissue

  • 7. 
    A procedure manual is a:
    • A. 

      Written set of instructions on how to perform procedures

    • B. 

      Set of directions needed to complete your job description

    • C. 

      Book of directions for administering medications

    • D. 

      Book listing the procedures you have been assigned to do

  • 8. 
    Safe use of oxygen therapy includes:
    • A. 

      Always setting the flow meter at 2-3 liters per minute

    • B. 

      Using wool blankets only

    • C. 

      Cleansing the nasal prongs each shift with alcohol

    • D. 

      Posting a "no smoking' sign on the door

  • 9. 
    If a resident asks a question you cannot answer, you should:
    • A. 

      Tell the resident you will look it up

    • B. 

      Ask the charge nurse to talk to the resident about it

    • C. 

      Call the doctor to talk to the resident

    • D. 

      Tell the resident that you cannot answer the question

  • 10. 
    You would shampoo a resident's hair to improve:
    • A. 

      Circulation to the scalp

    • B. 

      The resident's general appearance

    • C. 

      The resident's feeling of well-being

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    If a resident is receiving forced-fluid treatment, you should:
    • A. 

      Provide at least 2,000 cc of fluid per shift

    • B. 

      Provide high-protein fluids

    • C. 

      Offer liquids every two hours

    • D. 

      Do all of the above

  • 12. 
    A fracture-type bedpan is used for residents who:
    • A. 

      Are in traction

    • B. 

      Have had hip surgery

    • C. 

      Have a back injury

    • D. 

      Have any of the above conditions

  • 13. 
    Which of the following vital signs should be reported immediately?
    • A. 

      T-98.6, P-70, R-14, BP-120/60

    • B. 

      T-95.4, P-40, R-10, BP-80/40

    • C. 

      T-98.8 "R", P-60, BP-132/70

    • D. 

      T-97.6 "A", P-78, R-16, BP-110/60

  • 14. 
    The order "vital signs QID " means to record vital signs:
    • A. 

      Four times per day

    • B. 

      Twice per day

    • C. 

      Morning and evening

    • D. 

      Once per shift

  • 15. 
    Which statement about horseplay and practical jokes is correct?
    • A. 

      They are permitted if no one is insulted

    • B. 

      They are acceptable during breaks

    • C. 

      They can cause accidents and are unacceptable

    • D. 

      They are allowed because they cheer up the residents and usually do not cause accidents

  • 16. 
    Mrs. Wilson complains of numbness on one side of her body. You notice that her grip is weak and her speech is slurred. You should:
    • A. 

      Realized that this may be a sign of a CVA and notify the charge nurse

    • B. 

      Call the doctor and tell him Mrs. Wilson had a CVA

    • C. 

      Check too see if Mrs. Wilson's condition is the same the next day

    • D. 

      Accept the condition as normal and reassure Mrs. Wilson

  • 17. 
    Another name for urination is:
    • A. 

      Defecation

    • B. 

      Voiding

    • C. 

      Wetting the bed

    • D. 

      Flatus

  • 18. 
    Nonverbal communication includes:
    • A. 

      Talking to the resident

    • B. 

      Observing the resident's body language

    • C. 

      Asking the resident if he/she is in pain

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    If a resident complains of a burning, tingling skin area, you should first:
    • A. 

      Rub the area well with lotion

    • B. 

      Report the complaint to the licensed nurse

    • C. 

      Keep an eye on the area for a few days

    • D. 

      Use cornstarch on the area

  • 20. 
    Special protective devices used to decrease the risk of decubitus ulcers include the:
    • A. 

      Egg carton mattress

    • B. 

      Hoyer lift

    • C. 

      Walker

    • D. 

      Orthotic device

  • 21. 
    Keeping a resident's bed linens dry and tight helps to prevent:
    • A. 

      Bacteria from growing

    • B. 

      Decubitus ulcers

    • C. 

      Wrinkles

    • D. 

      Skin diseases

  • 22. 
    If you are asked to clean or put a soak on a resident's eye, you should:
    • A. 

      Clean it from the inner corner to the outer edge

    • B. 

      Use a clean surface of the cloth each time you touch the eye

    • C. 

      Report any exudate

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Mrs. Nelson has a right-sided weakness. For her mouth care, you should:
    • A. 

      Do it for her

    • B. 

      Pay particular attention to the left side of the mouth

    • C. 

      Tell her to get out the equipment an do it herself

    • D. 

      Let her do as much as she can and assist as needed

  • 24. 
    Beth is a 58-year-old permanently handicapped resident. She tends to be very quiet and to act as if nothing matters. You can best show respect for her by:
    • A. 

      Telling her she is very lucky to retire so early

    • B. 

      Including her in care planning conferences

    • C. 

      Serving her dinner first

    • D. 

      Calling her "Mom"

  • 25. 
    The enzyme secreted by the liver to help digest fat is:
    • A. 

      Bile

    • B. 

      Insulin

    • C. 

      Estrogen

    • D. 

      Lactose

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