Nurse Competency Quiz 02/14/2014

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 180

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  • 1. 
    What blood pressure classification would 120/80 be catagorized in?
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Pre-hypertensive

    • C. 

      Hypertensive 3

    • D. 

      Optimal

  • 2. 
    11. The goal of each chemotherapy treatment is to:
    • A. 

      Eradicate all of the cancer cells

    • B. 

      Eradicate all the actively proliferating cells in the body

    • C. 

      Eradicate the wall of the cancerous tumor

    • D. 

      Eradicate a percentage of the cancer cells

  • 3. 
    15. A nurse is caring for a client wth thrombocytopenia.  Which of the followng should be included in the client's plan of care?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Monitor platelet counts

    • B. 

      Assess the patient for melena

    • C. 

      Monitor WBC counts

    • D. 

      Monitor the patient for hematemesis

  • 4. 
    8. A client receiving chemotherapy states that everything she tries to eat does not taste good.  The nurse explains that this is a side effect of chemotherapy and the client can perform which of the following to decrease this symptom.
    • A. 

      Eat spicy foods to camouflage the taste.

    • B. 

      Frequently perform mouth care.

    • C. 

      Drink sips of water between every mouth of food.

    • D. 

      Use commercial mouth wash before each meal.

  • 5. 
    7. A client is to start chemotherapy next week for ovarian cancer.  The nurse knows the client understands teaching concerning alopecia when the client states:
    • A. 

      I can't wait to get a tan on the top of my head.

    • B. 

      I know my hair will fall out but, it will grow back just as it is now after the chemotherapy.

    • C. 

      I know my hair will not fall out, because I have been using a mild shampoo.

    • D. 

      I have decided to have my hair cut short tomorrow. I already bought my wig.

  • 6. 
    4. The nurse is teaching a client proper skin care for external radiation treatments.  The nurse knows the client understands when the client states:
    • A. 

      I will wash the area daily with betadine solution.

    • B. 

      I will keep the area covered with an occlusive dressing.

    • C. 

      I will wear clothing that does not place pressure on the area.

    • D. 

      I will apply my usual dry skin lotion to the area.

  • 7. 
    5. A nurse is discharging a client to home after the client received a round of chemotherapy.  The client states "I am glad to be going home so that I can continue my herbal remedy for nausea."  The best response by the nurse is:
    • A. 

      Tell me what herbal remedies you are planning on taking. Then we can discuss their safety with your physician.

    • B. 

      I think herbal therapies are an excellent way to control nausea related to chemotherapy.

    • C. 

      Be sure to research the herbal therapies with the salesperson at the health food store before you start taking them.

    • D. 

      Herbal therapies are safe and effective for everyone. I do not know why physicians do not use them more.

  • 8. 
    In addition to decreasing inflammation, corticosteroids:
    • A. 

      A. Improve muscle tone

    • B. 

      B. Stimulate weight loss

    • C. 

      C. Stimulate the appetite

    • D. 

      D. Reduce anxiety

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is prescribed for a patient diagnosed with surgically unresectable renal cell carcinoma that has metastasized to the liver?
    • A. 

      A. Fluorouracil (5-FU)

    • B. 

      B. Temsirolimus (Torisel)

    • C. 

      C. Nilotinib (Tasigna)

    • D. 

      D. Cetuximab (Erbitux)

  • 10. 
    A patient newly diagnosed with cancer tells the nurse, "The doctor ordered all of these tests for clinical staging. What does that mean?" The nurse's best response is based on the knowledge that staging:
    • A. 

      A. Predicts response to treatment

    • B. 

      B. Compares treatment results across populations

    • C. 

      C. Assesses the usual patterns of spread of specific cancers

    • D. 

      D. Evaluates the extent of local and potential metastatic disease

  • 11. 
    A patient with small cell lung cancer has a four-pound weight gain, headache, and excessive thirst. These symptoms indicate:
    • A. 

      A. Tumor lysis syndrome

    • B. 

      B. Hemolytic uremic syndrome

    • C. 

      C. Neoplastic cardiac tamponade

    • D. 

      D. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone

  • 12. 
    A fellow nurse has asked you to activate a code 99. You go to the hospital telephone in the mixing room next to JP's computer and dial what number?
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