Na Practice Questions

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Na Practice Questions

These are practice questions for the NA examination


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  • 1. 
    When should postmortem care be performed?
    • A. 

      After the family views the body

    • B. 

      Immediately after the doctor pronounces the patient dead

    • C. 

      When rigor mortis sets in

    • D. 

      After the body goes to the morgue

  • 2. 
    A walker may be used to if the client can...
    • A. 

      Support some weight

    • B. 

      Use her hands well

    • C. 

      Balance without help

    • D. 

      Walk independently

  • 3. 
    A can should be used on...
    • A. 

      The affected (weak) side of the body

    • B. 

      The unaffected (strong) side of the body

    • C. 

      The side with the strongest arm

    • D. 

      The weak side one day, strong side next day

  • 4. 
    A nurse aide is collecting linens for a bed change and drops a sheet on the floor. What should the nurse aide do?
    • A. 

      Discard it in the soiled linen hamper

    • B. 

      Use it anyway

    • C. 

      Ignore it and leave it on the floor

    • D. 

      Place it back on the linen cart

  • 5. 
    When applying a cold treatment to a patient, it is important to observe the patient closely for signs of...
    • A. 

      Redness

    • B. 

      Dizziness

    • C. 

      Fainting

    • D. 

      Cyanosis

  • 6. 
    The purpose of correctly positioning the client is to...
    • A. 

      Prevent skin breakdown

    • B. 

      Maintain function of joints and muscles

    • C. 

      Increase comfort

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    A surgical bed should be left in what position?
    • A. 

      Fowler's position

    • B. 

      Lowest horizontal position

    • C. 

      Semi-Fowler's position

    • D. 

      Highest position

  • 8. 
    After shaving a patient with a safety razor, the nurse aide should...
    • A. 

      Cover it before discarding

    • B. 

      Wrap in a paper towel and drop it into the trash can

    • C. 

      Dispose of it in a sharps container

    • D. 

      Place it in the patient's drawer for reuse

  • 9. 
    A water pitcher has tipped over and you notice water on the floor. The best action is to...
    • A. 

      Wipe it up immediately

    • B. 

      Throw a towel over the water to prevent accidents

    • C. 

      Notify the charge nurse

    • D. 

      Call housekeeping

  • 10. 
    A patient is on bed rest, wearing a TED hose. How often should the hose be removed?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Q2h

    • C. 

      At least twice a day

    • D. 

      Q6h

  • 11. 
    Decubitus ulcers can b prevented by...
    • A. 

      Changing the client's position frequently

    • B. 

      Placing an egg-crate matress on top of the mattress

    • C. 

      Increasing the patient's vitamin C consumption

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 12. 
    The patient TPR is 98.8-80-30. The finding that should be reported at once is:
    • A. 

      Pulse

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Systolic blood pressure is determined by...
    • A. 

      Reviewing previous readings

    • B. 

      Listening for the first clear sound

    • C. 

      Waiting for a change in sound

    • D. 

      Listening for the last clear sound

  • 14. 
    When assisting a patient with an enema, he or she should be positioned...
    • A. 

      On the right side

    • B. 

      Supine

    • C. 

      Prone

    • D. 

      In Sim's position

  • 15. 
    The first step in performing any procedure is to ...
    • A. 

      Explain the procedure

    • B. 

      Gather needed equipment

    • C. 

      Wash your hands

    • D. 

      Provide privacy

  • 16. 
    Which of the following procedures best destroys all bacteria?
    • A. 

      Soaking in alcohol

    • B. 

      Washing with bleach

    • C. 

      Sterilizing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    In the event of a fire in a client's room, your first action should be to:
    • A. 

      Notify the charge nurse

    • B. 

      Turn in a fire alarm

    • C. 

      Get the client to a safe place

    • D. 

      Get the fire extinguisher

  • 18. 
    Safe use of oxygen therapy includes...
    • A. 

      Always setting the flow meter at 2-3 liters per minute

    • B. 

      Using wool blankets only

    • C. 

      Clensing the nasal prongs each shift with alcohol

    • D. 

      Posting a "no smoking" sign on the door

  • 19. 
    When you perform CPR, the client should be lying ...
    • A. 

      Flat on a hard surface

    • B. 

      With head and shoulders elevated

    • C. 

      With the head and feet raised slightly

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    A procedure manual is a ...
    • A. 

      Written set of instructions on how to perform procedures

    • B. 

      Set of directions needed to complete your job description

    • C. 

      Book of directions for administering medications

    • D. 

      Book listing the procedures you have been assigned to do

  • 21. 
    If a client cannot speak English, the nurse aide should...
    • A. 

      Have the family interpret

    • B. 

      Ask the charge nurse to arrange for an interpreter

    • C. 

      Call the doctor to talk to the client

    • D. 

      Tell the client that you cannot answer the question

  • 22. 
    The accepted way to identify a client is to...
    • A. 

      Check the bed name and number

    • B. 

      Check the identification band

    • C. 

      Ask the client's name

    • D. 

      Call the client by name

  • 23. 
    Which of the following best describes nail care?
    • A. 

      Nail care is not needed for the elderly

    • B. 

      Use scissors for all nail care

    • C. 

      All clients need nail care

    • D. 

      Check with the charge nurse for nail-care instructions

  • 24. 
    When performing perineal care on a male client, always...
    • A. 

      Clean the scrotum first

    • B. 

      Retract the foreskin if uncircumcised

    • C. 

      Clean from front to back

    • D. 

      Hold the penis at a 90-degree angle

  • 25. 
    The resons for rubbing a client's back include...
    • A. 

      Improving circulation

    • B. 

      Increasing one-on-one interaction time

    • C. 

      Relaxing the client

    • D. 

      All of the above