Basic Nursing Duty Quiz

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Basic Nursing Duty Quiz

A nurse is someone charged with giving a patient specialized care when the doctor is not around, and they help them take their meds, food and even stay in high spirits. Do you think you have what it takes to be a nurse based on what you have learned so far? Take up the test below and get to find out for sure!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A client has developed thrombophlebitis of the left leg. Which nursing intervention should be given the highest priority?
    • A. 

      Elevate leg on 2 pillows

    • B. 

      Apply support stockings

    • C. 

      Apply warm compresses

    • D. 

      Maintain complete bed rest

  • 2. 
    Which of these is an example of a variation in the newborn resulting from the presence of maternal hormones?
    • A. 

      Engorgement of the breasts

    • B. 

      Mongolian spots

    • C. 

      Edema of the scrotum

    • D. 

      Lanugo

  • 3. 
    The nurse is assigned to a newly delivered woman with HIV/AIDS. The student asks the nurse about how it is determined that a person has AIDS other than a positive HIV test. The nurse responds
    • A. 

      "The complaints of at least 3 common findings."

    • B. 

      "The absence of any opportunistic infection."

    • C. 

      "CD4 lymphocyte count is less than 200."

    • D. 

      "Developmental delays in children."

  • 4. 
    The nursing care plan for a client with decreased adrenal function should include
    • A. 

      Encouraging activity

    • B. 

      Placing client in reverse isolation

    • C. 

      Limiting visitors

    • D. 

      Measures to prevent constipation

  • 5. 
    The nurse is planning care for a client with pneumococcal pneumonia. Which of the following would be most effective in removing respiratory secretions?
    • A. 

      Administration of cough suppressants

    • B. 

      Increasing oral fluid intake to 3000 cc per day

    • C. 

      Maintaining bed rest with bathroom privileges

    • D. 

      Performing chest physiotherapy twice a day

  • 6. 
    While assessing a client in an outpatient facility with a panic disorder, the nurse completes a thorough health history and physical exam. Which finding is most significant for this client?
    • A. 

      Compulsive behavior

    • B. 

      Sense of impending doom

    • C. 

      Fear of flying

    • D. 

      Predictable episodes

  • 7. 
    The nurse is reviewing a depressed client's history from an earlier admission. Documentation of anhedonia is noted. The nurse understands that this finding refers to
    • A. 

      Reports of difficulty falling and staying asleep

    • B. 

      Expression of persistent suicidal thoughts

    • C. 

      Lack of enjoyment in usual pleasures

    • D. 

      Reduced senses of taste and smell

  • 8. 
    The nurse is caring for a client in the coronary care unit. The display on the cardiac monitor indicates ventricular fibrillation. What should the nurse do first?
    • A. 

      Perform defibrillation

    • B. 

      Administer epinephrine as ordered

    • C. 

      Assess for presence of pulse

    • D. 

      Institute CPR

  • 9. 
    A nurse who is evaluating a mentally retarded 2 year-old in a clinic should stress which goal when talking to the child's mother?
    • A. 

      Teaching the child self care skills

    • B. 

      Preparing for independent toileting

    • C. 

      Promoting the child's optimal development

    • D. 

      Helping the family decide on long term care

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