Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Practice Test

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Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Practice Test

Among the many CNA skills, strong communication skills are one of the most important to have when it comes to attaining the goals set to you as a medical practitioner. If you are planning to be a medical practitioner, there are many hats you will be expected to wear in regards to jobs you will do. Take the CNA practice exam quiz below and revise it before the certification exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Color of the stool and amount of urine voided

    • B. 

      How much the client has eaten and drunk

    • C. 

      Bruises, marks, rashes, or broken skin

    • D. 

      Insurance information

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

      Ask for the client's name.

    • B. 

      Say, "What do you want?"

    • C. 

      Give your name and position and say "may I help you?"

    • D. 

      Say, "The nurse will answer your call."

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

      Show the client where the call light is and how to work it.

    • B. 

      Tell the client no to operate the TV.

    • C. 

      Ask visitors to leave the room while you finish admittin th client.

    • D. 

      Raise the side rails 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. 

      Adjust the back and knee rests as directed.

    • C. 

      Administer medications.

    • D. 

      Check to light.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Employ body mechanic techniques.

    • B. 

      Get another person to help.

    • C. 

      Pull the client's fee out first, and then lift the back up.

    • D. 

      Put shoes on the client because the patient may slip.

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

      When you notice they look or feel dirty

    • B. 

      When the charge nurse tells you to

    • C. 

      At least twice daily

    • D. 

      Before and after contact with a patient

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the correct procedure for serving a meal to a client who must be fed?
    • A. 

      Serve the tray along with all the other trays, and then come back to feed the client

    • B. 

      Bring the tray to the client last; feed after you have served all other clients

    • C. 

      Bring the tray into the room when you are ready to feed the client

    • D. 

      Have the kitchen staff hold the tray for one hour

  • 8. 
    The MOST serious problem that wrinkles in the bedclothes can cause is
    • A. 

      Restlessness.

    • B. 

      Sleeplessness.

    • C. 

      Decubitus ulcers.

    • D. 

      Bleeding and shock.

  • 9. 
    An important way to reduce the incidence of decubitus ulcers is to
    • A. 

      Keep the client in bed.

    • B. 

      Force fluids every 2 hours.

    • C. 

      Change position every 2 hours.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Open the window.

    • B. 

      Explain the procedure to the client.

    • C. 

      Check with the client's family.

    • D. 

      Remake the bed.

  • 11. 
    During had washing, the nurse aide accidentally touches the inside of the sink while rinsing the soap off. The NEXT action is to
    • A. 

      Allow the water to run over the hands for two minutes.

    • B. 

      Dry the hands and turn off the faucet with the paper towel.

    • C. 

      Repeat the wash from the beginning.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    When giving mouth care to an unconscious patient, the safest position to prevent aspiration is
    • 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.

  • 13. 
    Mr. Roark, a newly admitted conscious client, has been put to bed. Before leaving him alone, the FIRST action would be to
    • A. 

      Ask him if he is hungry.

    • B. 

      Inspect his skin.

    • C. 

      Complete the listing of clothing and valuables.

    • D. 

      Make sure he knows how to use the call light.

  • 14. 
    When lifting a heavy object, the correct method would be to bend at the
    • A. 

      Wast, keeping your legs straight.

    • B. 

      Wast, rounding your shoulders.

    • C. 

      Knees, keeping your back straight.

    • D. 

      Knees and waist.

  • 15. 
    When cleaning a client's dentures at the sink the reason the either line the emesis basin with a paper towel or to fill the sink with water is to
    • A. 

      Prevent contamintion of the dentures.

    • B. 

      Hide the dentures from view.

    • C. 

      Guard against breaking the dentures.

    • D. 

      Protect the basin from scratches.

  • 16. 
    When assisting a client with eating, the FIRST thing the nurse aide should do is
    • A. 

      Cut the food into large bite-size pieces.

    • B. 

      Wash his/her hands and the client's hands.

    • C. 

      Butter the client's bread.

    • D. 

      Provide the client with privacy.

  • 17. 
    A patient has a new cast on his right arm. While caring for him, it is important to FIRST 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.

  • 18. 
    Encouraging a client to take part in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, combing hair, and feeding is
    • A. 

      Done only when time permits.

    • B. 

      The family's responsibility.

    • C. 

      Necessary for rehabilitation.

    • D. 

      A violation of clients' rights.

  • 19. 
    Before assisting a client into wheelchair, the FIRST action would be to check if the
    • A. 

      The client is adequately covered.

    • B. 

      The floor is slippery.

    • C. 

      The door to the room is closed.

    • D. 

      Wheels of the chair are locked.

  • 20. 
    While giving an unconscious patient a bath, it is important to
    • A. 

      Pass the range of motion to all joints.

    • B. 

      Let the charge nurse exercise the patient's joints.

    • C. 

      Call the physical therapist to exercise the patient afterward.

    • D. 

      Exercise the patient only if the doctor has ordered it.

  • 21. 
    You are assigned to assist Mrs. Kelley with her lunch. She is on bed rest. The BEST position for her, if permitted, would be
    • A. 

      Tredelenberg position.

    • B. 

      Hyperextension.

    • C. 

      Legs dangling at the side of the bed.

    • D. 

      Fowler's position.

  • 22. 
    When moving a wheelchair onto and elevator, you should stay
    • A. 

      Behind the chair, pulling it toward you.

    • B. 

      Behind the chair, pushing it away from you.

    • C. 

      In front of the client to observe his or her condition.

    • D. 

      To the side and hold the door open.

  • 23. 
    The Foley bag must be kept lower than the client's bladder so that
    • A. 

      Urine will not leak out, soiling the bed.

    • B. 

      Urine will not return to the bladder, causing infection.

    • C. 

      The bag will be hidden and the client will not be embarrassed.

    • D. 

      The client will be more comfortable in bed.

  • 24. 
    Mrs. Black is a diabetic. For her midafternoon nourishment, the kitchen has sent a cartoon 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 charge nurse.

    • C. 

      Ask the secretary to notify the kitchen of an error,

    • D. 

      Ask Mrs. Black if she likes ice cream.

  • 25. 
    When assisting a client to use the bedside commode, it is important to
    • A. 

      Leave the call light within reach.

    • B. 

      Place toilet tissue close by.

    • C. 

      Return to check on the client periodically.

    • D. 

      All of the above.