The Ultimate Oncology Nursing Trivia Quiz!

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The Ultimate Oncology Nursing Trivia Quiz!

Here we present you The Ultimate Oncology Nursing Trivia Quiz! For all of you aspiring nurses out there, today we have a quiz set in place for you to master your knowledge of the medicinal branch of oncology – which deals with all stages of treatment of cancer, including prevention and diagnosis. If you feel like you know all there is to know, or maybe you think you need to brush up on your existing knowledge of oncology, then this is the quiz for you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A nurse is caring for a client who has developed mucositis of the oral membrane. The client is being discharged. The nurse should teach the client to:
    • A. 

      The client should drink iced liquids before each meal.

    • B. 

      The client should rinse his/her mouth with commercial mouth wash after every meal.

    • C. 

      The client should rinse his/her mouth with a solution of saline and water after each meal.

    • D. 

      The client should firmly brush his/her teeth after each meal.

  • 2. 
    2. The nurse is about to access a client's implanted vascular port to administer medication. What nursing action should be implemented first?
    • A. 

      Apply warm compresses to the port site.

    • B. 

      Have the client hang their arm over the side of the bed.

    • C. 

      Have the client perform the val salva maneuver.

    • D. 

      .Inspect the port site for redness or swelling

  • 3. 
    After a liver biopsy which position is the client assisted to assume?
    • A. 

      Right lying with a folded towel under the puncture site.

    • B. 

      Left lying with a folded towel under the puncture site.

    • C. 

      Supine with the head of the bed elevated.

    • D. 

      Prone with a small pillow under the head.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    A nurse is caring for a client who states they have sudden pain at the IV site when receiving Vincristine. The nurse's first action should be to:
    • A. 

      Call the physician.

    • B. 

      Apply cool compresses to the site.

    • C. 

      Apply warm compresses to the site.

    • D. 

      Stop the infusion immediately.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 9. 
    A client with a diagnosis of terminal cancer is being cared for at home. The nurse is teaching the client how to control pain. The nurse teaches the client to:
    • A. 

      Start with the lower dosage of a medication then gradually increase the dose until pain relief is obtained.

    • B. 

      Start with the higher dosage of medication then gradually decrease the dosage until pain relief is maintained.

    • C. 

      Adjunct therapies such as relaxation exercises are useless for cancer pain relief.

    • D. 

      Monitor medication dosage carefully in order to prevent addiction.

  • 10. 
    A client is being admitted to the hospital for a radiation implant for cervical cancer. The nurse teaches the client that:
    • A. 

      It is fine for the client's school age children to visit as long as they limit the visit to less than one hour.

    • B. 

      The client will be radioactive for one month after the radiation implant is removed.

    • C. 

      Visitors should be limited. Small children and pregnant women should not visit.

    • D. 

      The client's urine and stool will be not be radioactive while the implant is in place.

  • 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

  • 12. 
    A client with cancer under going surgery to relieve symptoms.  Which type of surgery is the client undergoing ?
    • A. 

      Palliative

    • B. 

      Reconstructive

    • C. 

      Prophylatic

    • D. 

      Diagnostic

  • 13. 
    The nurse is caring for a client who received an allogenic bone marrow transplant. This type of transplant involves receiving cells from which type of donor?
    • A. 

      An idntical twin

    • B. 

      The donor

    • C. 

      A donor other than the client

    • D. 

      A mixture of the client's cells with another donor

  • 14. 
    A client who is receiving chemotherapy for lung cancer has a neutrophil count of 600/mm. Which of the following statements should be included in teaching for this client:
    • A. 

      Avoid using a manual razor to shave

    • B. 

      Avoid eating raw fruits and vegetables

    • C. 

      Avoid using power tools

    • D. 

      Avoid eating spicy foods

  • 15. 
    A nurse is caring for a client with thrombocytopenia. Which of the following 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