CNA Practice Exam

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CNA Practice Exam - Quiz

A CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certification is awarded to those aspiring nurses who display an honorable level of skill when it comes to helping patients or clients with their various healthcare needs under the supervision of either a Registered Nurse or Licenced Practical Nurse. Do you think you know enough about aiding the care of a patient to acquire your CNA? Find out in this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the term used to take place of a missing body part?

    • A.

      Pronation

    • B.

      Abduction

    • C.

      External rotation

    • D.

      Prosthesis

    Correct Answer
    D. Prosthesis
    Explanation
    A prosthesis is an artificial device that is used to replace a missing body part. It can be used to replace limbs, such as arms or legs, as well as other body parts like the eye, ear, or teeth. Prostheses are designed to improve the function and appearance of the missing body part, allowing individuals to regain mobility and perform daily activities.

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  • 2. 

    When the client has a left sided weakness, which part of the sweater is put on first?

    • A.

      Both sleeves

    • B.

      Left sleeves

    • C.

      Clients choice

    • D.

      Right sleeve

    Correct Answer
    B. Left sleeves
    Explanation
    When the client has a left-sided weakness, putting on the left sleeve first allows for easier and more comfortable dressing. By putting on the left sleeve first, the client can use their stronger right arm to assist in dressing the weaker left side. This ensures that the client can dress independently and reduces the risk of injury or discomfort.

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  • 3. 

    Its appropriate for the nurses aide to share information regarding a clients status with:

    • A.

      Anyone the nurse aide sees fit

    • B.

      The clients family members

    • C.

      The clients roommates

    • D.

      The staff on the next shift

    Correct Answer
    D. The staff on the next shift
    Explanation
    The appropriate person for the nurse aide to share information regarding a client's status is the staff on the next shift. This is because the staff on the next shift needs to be aware of any changes or updates in the client's condition in order to provide appropriate care. Sharing information with anyone the nurse aide sees fit, the client's family members, or the client's roommates may not be appropriate as it may violate the client's privacy and confidentiality.

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  • 4. 

    When helping a client who is recovering from a stroke to walk, the nurse aide should assist:

    • A.

      On the clients strong side

    • B.

      On the clients weak side

    • C.

      From behind the client

    • D.

      With a wheelchair

    Correct Answer
    B. On the clients weak side
    Explanation
    When helping a client who is recovering from a stroke to walk, it is important for the nurse aide to assist on the client's weak side. This is because the weak side of the body is the side that needs more support and assistance in order to maintain balance and prevent falls. By assisting on the weak side, the nurse aide can provide the necessary support and help the client regain their mobility and independence.

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  • 5. 

    The nurse aide is caring for a client that is agitated.The Nurse aide SHOULD:

    • A.

      Speak loudly so the client can hear the instructions

    • B.

      Ask to reassign the care of the client

    • C.

      Talk in a slow,calm,reassuring manner

    • D.

      Tell the client to be quiet

    Correct Answer
    C. Talk in a slow,calm,reassuring manner
    Explanation
    When a client is agitated, speaking loudly may further agitate them or cause them to become more agitated. Asking to reassign the care of the client may not be necessary if the nurse aide can effectively manage the situation. Telling the client to be quiet is not an appropriate response as it may escalate their agitation. Talking in a slow, calm, and reassuring manner is the best approach as it can help to calm the client and alleviate their agitation.

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  • 6. 

    The purpose for padding side rails on the clients bed is to:

    • A.

      Use them as restraints

    • B.

      Have a place to connect the call signal

    • C.

      Protect the client from injury

    • D.

      Keep the client warm

    Correct Answer
    C. Protect the client from injury
    Explanation
    Padding side rails on the client's bed is done to protect the client from injury. Side rails are designed to prevent the client from falling out of bed, and padding them adds an extra layer of protection by cushioning any accidental contact with the rails. This can help prevent bruises, cuts, or other injuries that may occur if the client were to accidentally bump into or hit the side rails.

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  • 7. 

    Exercises that move each muscle and joint are called: 

    • A.

      Adduction

    • B.

      Range of motion

    • C.

      Abduction

    • D.

      Rotation

    Correct Answer
    B. Range of motion
    Explanation
    Exercises that move each muscle and joint are called "range of motion." This term refers to the extent to which a joint can be moved in various directions. Range of motion exercises aim to improve flexibility, increase joint mobility, and prevent stiffness in the muscles and joints. These exercises involve moving the body parts through their full range of motion, such as stretching, bending, and rotating the joints. By performing range of motion exercises regularly, individuals can maintain or improve their overall joint function and flexibility.

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  • 8. 

    How can a nurse aid BEST best help a client who is accepting a loss?

    • A.

      Leave the client alone

    • B.

      Convience the client to accept the loss

    • C.

      Encourage the client to talk

    • D.

      Discourage individual activity

    Correct Answer
    C. Encourage the client to talk
    Explanation
    Encouraging the client to talk is the best way for a nurse aid to help a client who is accepting a loss. Talking about their feelings and emotions can provide the client with a sense of relief, as it allows them to express their thoughts and process their grief. It also provides an opportunity for the nurse aid to listen and offer support, which can be comforting for the client during this difficult time.

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  • 9. 

    The Heimlech manuever (abdominal thrust) is used for a client who:

    • A.

      A bloody nose

    • B.

      A blocked airway

    • C.

      Fallen out of bed

    • D.

      Impaired eyesight

    Correct Answer
    B. A blocked airway
    Explanation
    The Heimlich maneuver, also known as abdominal thrust, is a technique used to clear a blocked airway. It involves applying pressure to the abdomen to force air out of the lungs and dislodge an obstruction in the throat or trachea. This technique is not applicable for a bloody nose, fallen out of bed, or impaired eyesight. Therefore, the correct answer is a blocked airway.

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  • 10. 

    To BEST communicate with a client who is totally deaf, the nurse aide should :

    • A.

      Smile frequently and speak loudly

    • B.

      Smile often and talk loudly

    • C.

      Avoid eye contact

    • D.

      Write out information

    Correct Answer
    D. Write out information
    Explanation
    To best communicate with a client who is totally deaf, the nurse aide should write out information. Since the client cannot hear, verbal communication is not effective. Writing out information allows the nurse aide to convey messages, instructions, and other important information clearly and accurately. This method ensures effective communication and helps the client understand and respond appropriately. Smiling frequently and speaking loudly may not be helpful as the client cannot hear or lip-read, and avoiding eye contact can further hinder communication.

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  • 11. 

    The nurse aide is asked by a confused client what day it is, the nurse aide should :

    • A.

      Explain that memory loss natural and the date is not important

    • B.

      Ignore the request

    • C.

      Point to the date on the calender and say the date

    • D.

      Provide the date and test the date later

    Correct Answer
    C. Point to the date on the calender and say the date
    Explanation
    When a confused client asks what day it is, the nurse aide should point to the date on the calendar and say the date. This is because the client is seeking information and needs assistance in orienting themselves to the current day. By providing the date directly and using visual cues, the nurse aide can help the client understand and remember the information more effectively.

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  • 12. 

    To avoid pulling the catheter when turning the male client, the catheter tube should be taped to :

    • A.

      Bed sheet

    • B.

      Upper thigh

    • C.

      Bed frame

    • D.

      Hip

    Correct Answer
    B. Upper thigh
    Explanation
    To avoid pulling the catheter when turning the male client, the catheter tube should be taped to the upper thigh. This is because taping the catheter tube to the upper thigh provides stability and prevents it from getting caught or pulled while the client is being turned. Taping it to the bed sheet or bed frame may not provide enough support and can increase the risk of accidental dislodgement or discomfort for the client. Taping it to the hip may also not provide enough stability and can result in the catheter becoming tangled or pulled.

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  • 13. 

    A nurse aide can assist a client with spritual needs by:

    • A.

      Taking clients to the nurse aides church

    • B.

      Allowing clients to talk about their beliefs

    • C.

      Avoiding any religious discussions

    • D.

      Talking about the nurse aide own beliefs

    Correct Answer
    B. Allowing clients to talk about their beliefs
    Explanation
    A nurse aide can assist a client with spiritual needs by allowing them to talk about their beliefs. This can provide a safe and supportive environment for the client to express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns related to their spirituality. By actively listening and showing empathy, the nurse aide can help the client explore and address their spiritual needs, promoting their overall well-being.

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  • 14. 

    A nurse aide Should wear gloves when:

    • A.

      Feeding a client

    • B.

      Doing peri-care

    • C.

      Giving a back rub

    • D.

      Doing range of motion

    Correct Answer
    B. Doing peri-care
    Explanation
    Peri-care refers to the cleaning and care of the genital and anal areas of a patient. It involves direct contact with bodily fluids and waste, which can pose a risk of infection. Wearing gloves during peri-care helps to protect both the nurse aide and the patient from potential contamination and the transmission of pathogens.

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  • 15. 

    When getting a client dressed the nurse aide SHOULD:

    • A.

      Get the first clothes that the nurse aide can reach in the closet

    • B.

      Give the client a choice of what to wear

    • C.

      Use the clothes the client wore the day before

    • D.

      Choose clothes that the nurse aide personally likes

    Correct Answer
    B. Give the client a choice of what to wear
    Explanation
    The nurse aide should give the client a choice of what to wear. This allows the client to have autonomy and make decisions about their own clothing, promoting their independence and dignity. It also ensures that the client feels comfortable and confident in their clothing choice.

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