CRNE Sample Question

17 Questions
Crne  Sample Question

Multiple Choice Exam

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Notify the physician STAT

    • B. 

      Stop the transfusion immediately

    • C. 

      Cover Mr. Costas with a blanket and administer ordered acetaminophen (Tylenol)

    • D. 

      Slow the blood flow to keep the vein open

  • 2. 
    Mrs. Lam has fallen out of bed. What should the nurse document in the health record?
    • A. 

      Completion of an agency incident report

    • B. 

      An assessment of Mrs. Lam's condition after the fall

    • C. 

      Whether the side rails were correctly in place

    • D. 

      The details of how Mrs.Lam fell out of bed

  • 3. 
    Choose the most therapeutic response to Mr. Santos's question: "Am I going to die?"
    • A. 

      "We all are going to die one day."

    • B. 

      "What has your doctor told you?"

    • C. 

      "You really don't want to talk about death, do you?"

    • D. 

      "Would you like to talk about your condition and prognosis?"

  • 4. 
    Select the most appropriate lunch for a healthy three year old child.
    • A. 

      Hot dog and gelatin dessert

    • B. 

      Cheese sandwich and carrot sticks

    • C. 

      Chicken

    • D. 

      Cheese pasta and chocolate pudding

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would be a common indication of infiltration of a peripheral intravenous infusion?
    • A. 

      Redness and swelling around the insertion site

    • B. 

      Blood return in the cannula

    • C. 

      Difficulty regulating the flow with gravity

    • D. 

      Cool skin distal to the insertion site

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a side effect of digoxin?
    • A. 

      Tachycardia

    • B. 

      Bradychardia

    • C. 

      Diarrhea

    • D. 

      Urticaria

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Increased blood pressure to140/85 mm Hg

    • B. 

      Decreases pulse to 53 bpm

    • C. 

      Decreased respiratory rate to 10/min

    • D. 

      Increased temperature to 38.5C

  • 8. 
    The nurse is about to give Mr. Sanderson hismorning digoxin. His radial pulse is 45 bpm. What is the nurse's first action?
    • A. 

      Check his apicalpulse

    • B. 

      Check the carotid pulse

    • C. 

      Notify the physician

    • D. 

      Do not give the digoxin until the pulse is 60 bpm

  • 9. 
    Camilla, an RN, has been a smoker for 30 years. Michael, her co-worker, is very "antismoking." What interpersonal approach should Michaeltake with Camilla? 
    • A. 

      Ensure she is aware of the health hazards of smoking

    • B. 

      Work with her without prejudice

    • C. 

      Ask the charge nurse for a change to another team

    • D. 

      Re-examine his antismoking beliefs

  • 10. 
    Ms. Brankston is in the emergency room after being involved in a traffic accident. What would be an early sign of hemorrhagic shock?
    • A. 

      Increased blood pressure

    • B. 

      Pallor

    • C. 

      Increased pulse

    • D. 

      Shallow breathing

  • 11. 
    Ms. Brankston is in the emergency room after being involved in a traffic accident. What would be an early sign of hemorrhagic shock?
    • A. 

      Increased blood pressure

    • B. 

      Pallor

    • C. 

      Increased pulse

    • D. 

      Shallow breathing

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is most important when performing a preoperative assessment?
    • A. 

      Physical assessment

    • B. 

      Cardiac assessment

    • C. 

      Assessment of vital signs

    • D. 

      Auscultation of breath sounds

  • 13. 
    Ms. Forbes is suffering from Gary's asymmetrical dystrophy. Which of the following therapeutic activities would be appropriate for her?
    • A. 

      Activities that would overextend her physical strength

    • B. 

      Vigorous competitions with other clients

    • C. 

      Social interactions with other clients in the unit

    • D. 

      Therapeutic activities are not possible with this diagnosis

  • 14. 
    Aubrey tells the nurse, "I am tired of waiting for you to brush my hair. You're never here when I want you." WHich of the following responses by the nurse is the most appropriate?
    • A. 

      "I'm sorry you have to wait. I'll get your hairbrush out for you and be back in 15 minutes to do your hair."

    • B. 

      "That's not fair. I spent my lunch break with you."

    • C. 

      "Patrick down the hall yesterday is really sick, and he needs me more than you do right now."

    • D. 

      "I'm doing" my best, but I have a really busy assignment today.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      "You'll have to ask the doctor."

    • B. 

      "Tell me about your appetite."

    • C. 

      "You'll likely start on clear fluids once bowel sounds can be heard."

    • D. 

      "I'll have the dietitican consult with you about the most nutritious postsurgery menus."

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      "I can answer your questions, so there is no need to call the physician."

    • B. 

      "Only your husband is able to speak with the physician."

    • C. 

      "I will page the doctor to come to see you."

    • D. 

      "Nurses have the knowledge to discuss test results and treatment, so I'll explain what you need to know."

  • 17. 
    Choose the phrase that would elicit the best information from Mr. Harding about his pain.
    • A. 

      "Do you have severe pain?"

    • B. 

      "Do you have any pain?"

    • C. 

      "Is your pain throbbing or stabbing?"

    • D. 

      "Describe your pain to me."