Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Test! Quiz

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Do you understand what it requires to be a certified nursing assistant? Do you think you could pass this quiz? Certified nursing assistance or CAN helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under a registered nurse's supervision. In a hospital, a CAN may have a different job title, such as a technician. Taking on this quiz and see just how much you understand about being a certified nursing assistant.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the term for a device used to take place of a missing body part?
    • A. 

      Pronation

    • B. 

      Abduction

    • C. 

      External rotation

    • D. 

      Prosthesis

  • 2. 
    When a client has a left-sided weakness, what part of a sweater is put on first?
    • A. 

      Both Sleeves

    • B. 

      Left Sleeve

    • C. 

      Clients Choice

    • D. 

      Right Sleeve

  • 3. 
    It is appropriate for a nurse aide to share the information regarding a client's status with:
    • A. 

      Anyone asking questions to the nurse aide.

    • B. 

      The client's family memebers

    • C. 

      The client's roommate

    • D. 

      The staff on the next shift

  • 4. 
    When helping a client who is recovering from a stroke to walk, the nurse aide should assist:
    • A. 

      On the client's strong side

    • B. 

      On the client's weak side

    • C. 

      From behind the client

    • D. 

      With a wheelchair

  • 5. 
    The nurse aide is caring for a client who is agitated. The nurse aide SHOULD:
    • A. 

      Speak loudly so the client can hear the instructions

    • B. 

      Ask to reassign the care of this client

    • C. 

      Talk in a slow, calm, reassuring manner

    • D. 

      Tell the client to be quiet

  • 6. 
    The purpose of padding side rails on the client’s bed is to:
    • A. 

      Use them as a restraint

    • B. 

      Have a place to connect the call signal

    • C. 

      Protect the client from injury

    • D. 

      Keep the client warm

  • 7. 
    Exercises that move each muscle and joint are called:
    • A. 

      Adduction

    • B. 

      Range of motion

    • C. 

      Abduction

    • D. 

      Rotation

  • 8. 
    When caring for a client with left-sided weakness, where should the aid place the wheelchair when transferring the patient into the wheelchair?
    • A. 

      Directly in front of the patient

    • B. 

      On the right side of the patient

    • C. 

      On the left side of the patient

  • 9. 
    The Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrust) is used for a client who has:
    • A. 

      A bloody nose

    • B. 

      A blocked airway

    • C. 

      Fallen out of bed

    • D. 

      Impaired eyesight

  • 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 rapidly

    • C. 

      Avoid eye contact

    • D. 

      Write out information

  • 11. 
    The nurse aide is asked by a confused client what day it is. The nurse aide should:
    • A. 

      Explain that memory loss is natural and the date is not important

    • B. 

      Ignore the request

    • C. 

      Point to the date on a calendar and say the date

    • D. 

      Provide the date and then test the client later

  • 12. 
    To avoid pulling the catheter when turning a male client, the catheter tube must be taped to the clients:
    • A. 

      Right Forearm

    • B. 

      Upper thigh

    • C. 

      Bed frame

    • D. 

      Hip

  • 13. 
    A nurse aide can assist clients with their spiritual needs by:
    • A. 

      Taking clients to the nurse aide’s church

    • B. 

      Allowing clients to talk about their beliefs

    • C. 

      Avoiding any religious discussions

    • D. 

      Talking about the nurse aide’s own spiritual beliefs

  • 14. 
    A nurse aide MUST wear gloves when:
    • A. 

      Feeding a client

    • B. 

      Doing peri-care

    • C. 

      Giving a back rub

    • D. 

      Doing range of motion

  • 15. 
    When getting ready to dress a client, the nurse aide SHOULD:
    • A. 

      Get the first clothes 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

  • 16. 
    If the nurse aide discovers fire in a client’s room, the FIRST thing do is:
    • A. 

      Call the nurse in charge

    • B. 

      Try to put out the fire

    • C. 

      Open a window

    • D. 

      Remove the client

  • 17. 
    In order to communicate clearly with a client who has hearing loss, the nurse aide should:
    • A. 

      Speak in a high pitched tone of voice

    • B. 

      Stand behind the client and speak directly into ear

    • C. 

      Speak in a loud and slow manner

    • D. 

      Look directly at the client when speaking

  • 18. 
    Which of the following stages of dying is usually the final stage?
    • A. 

      Anger

    • B. 

      Acceptance

    • C. 

      Bargaining

    • D. 

      Depression

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is an infection control procedure used when shaving a patient?
    • A. 

      Disinfecting the razor after each use

    • B. 

      Using a disinfectant on the patient’s face

    • C. 

      Washing hands and wearing disposable gloves

    • D. 

      Allowing razor to dry before the next use

  • 20. 
    The role of the ombudsman is to:
    • A. 

      Run a group of nursing homes

    • B. 

      Work with the nursing home to protect clients’ rights

    • C. 

      Control the nursing home budget

    • D. 

      Prepare classes that nurse aides take to learn about client hygiene

  • 21. 
    A nurse aide who is active in her church is assigned to care for a hospice client who is not a member of any religious group. The nurse aide SHOULD:
    • A. 

      Help the client understand the nurse aide’s faith

    • B. 

      Tell the client that it is important for the client to join some church, even if it is not the nurse aide’s church

    • C. 

      Avoid starting religious discussions

    • D. 

      Arrange to have the nurse aide’s clergyman visit the client

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not considered a senior 7 super foods that prolong life?
    • A. 

      Salmon or other fatty

    • B. 

      Walnuts and almonds

    • C. 

      Eggs including the yolk

    • D. 

      Romaine Lettuce

    • E. 

      Dark chocolate or hot cocoa

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is a correct measurement of urinary output?
    • A. 

      40 oz

    • B. 

      300 cc

    • C. 

      2 cups

    • D. 

      1 Quart

  • 24. 
    The client offers an aide a twenty dollar bill as a thank you for all that the aide has done. The aide SHOULD:
    • A. 

      Take the money so as not to offend the client

    • B. 

      Politely refuse the money

    • C. 

      Take the money and buy something for the client

    • D. 

      Call the HCA office to report the offer of money

  • 25. 
    All of the following situations are examples of abuse or neglect EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Restraining a client according to a physician’s order

    • B. 

      Leaving a client alone in a bathtub

    • C. 

      Threatening to withhold a client’s meals

    • D. 

      Leaving a client in a wet and soiled bed

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