Fundamentals Of Nursing! Practice Quiz! Trivia

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Fundamentals Of Nursing! Practice Quiz! Trivia

How well do you understand the fundamentals of nursing? Nursing is a profession within the healthcare industry focused on people, such as families and communities, to assist with the overall quality of a person’s life. Nurses develop a care plan for the patient as they work with doctors, therapists, patients, and the patient’s family. They will perform vital signs and take care of the patient. You positively must take this stellar quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse has been assigned to perform colostomy care for a patient who has had a recent hemicolectomy.  The nurse can best determine how the patient tolerated the procedure by:
    • A. 

      Noting all objective signs and symptoms during the procedure.

    • B. 

      Asking the patient if anything is bothering him during the procedure.

    • C. 

      Questioning the patient regarding his well being at the end of the treatment.

    • D. 

      Observing the patient's verbal and nonverbal actions throughout the procedure.

  • 2. 
    The chief reason that the nurse explains procedure steps and purpose to the patient prior to performing a treatment is:
    • A. 

      It dimishes the likelihood of malpractice suits.

    • B. 

      Patient anxiety is decreased with understanding.

    • C. 

      It allows the patient the opportunity to refuse treatment.

    • D. 

      It provides the nurse with an opportunity to mentally review the procedure.

  • 3. 
    When preparing to administer oxygen via nasal cannula, the nurse attaches the oxygen flowmeter to a container of sterile distilled water to:
    • A. 

      Decrease the danger of oxygen combustion.

    • B. 

      Increase the patient's level of oxygen absorption.

    • C. 

      Remove any particle contaminants from the tubing.

    • D. 

      Prevent drying the patient's nasopharyngeal mucosa.

  • 4. 
    While continuing to plan the diet for the pregnant female, the nurse advises the patient to increase the calories in her diet by:
    • A. 

      300 calories/day

    • B. 

      500 calories/day

    • C. 

      750 calories/day

    • D. 

      1000 calories/day

  • 5. 
    The nutritional requirements of older adults differ from those of younger people. In particular, they will require:
    • A. 

      Increased fats

    • B. 

      Fewer Calories

    • C. 

      Decreased fluid intake

    • D. 

      Fewer vitamins and minerals

  • 6. 
    According to the food pyramid, milk primarily supplies which nutrients?
    • A. 

      Iron and calcuim

    • B. 

      Calcuim and protein

    • C. 

      Vitamin C and calcium

    • D. 

      B complex vitamins and protein

  • 7. 
    Which of the followng statement about diabetes mellitus and diet are correct?
    • A. 

      "Include high-fiber foods in menu planning"

    • B. 

      "The food choices available are extremely limited"

    • C. 

      "The use of any alcoholic beverages is absolutely prohibited"

    • D. 

      "The best kinds of carbohydrates to include are refinded, simple carbohydrates"

  • 8. 
    Two days following a myocardial infarction, a client has a temperature of 100.2 F.  The nurse should:
    • A. 

      Ascultate the chest for diminshed breath sounds

    • B. 

      Notify the phyysician immediately about the temperature

    • C. 

      Encourage deep breathing and coughing every two hours

    • D. 

      Record the temperature and monitor vital signs at routine intervals

  • 9. 
    The patient develops a small pressure ulcer on the sacral area.  The nurse should plan to deal with this problem by:
    • A. 

      Keeping the area dry

    • B. 

      Applying moist dressing

    • C. 

      Providing a low-calorie diet

    • D. 

      Keeping the client on the right side

  • 10. 
    The nurse is teaching a client how to use the call bell system.  Which level of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs does this nursing action address?
    • A. 

      Safety

    • B. 

      Self-esteem

    • C. 

      Physiological

    • D. 

      Interpersonal

  • 11. 
    Communication is a major component of providing nursing care.  The nurse understands that communication is important because it ties people to their:
    • A. 

      Social surroundings

    • B. 

      Physical surroundings

    • C. 

      Materialistic surroundings

    • D. 

      Environmental surroundings

  • 12. 
    A patient with a terminal illness reaches the stage of acceptance.  The nurse can best help the client during this stage by:
    • A. 

      Allowing the client to cry

    • B. 

      Encouraging unrestricted visiting

    • C. 

      Explaining to the client what is being done

    • D. 

      Being around though not necessarilly speaking

  • 13. 
    Which finding best suggests that nursing interventions for the patient with an excess fluid volume have been effective?
    • A. 

      Clear breath sounds

    • B. 

      Positive pedal pulse

    • C. 

      Normal potassium level

    • D. 

      Increased urine specific gravity

  • 14. 
    The nurse assesses a client's electrolyte levels. Which electrolyte of intracellular fluid does the nurse identify as most important?
    • A. 

      Sodium

    • B. 

      Calcuim

    • C. 

      Chloride

    • D. 

      Potassium

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