Ultimate Trivia Questions Quiz On Fundamentals Of Nursing!

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Welcome to this Ultimate Trivia Questions Quiz on Fundamentals of Nursing! It is a quiz designed for first year nursing students who are looking to see how much they remember from their classes on how to deal with patients. If this is you, all you need to do is press the start button, and get to see how much revision you need to do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nurse Clarisse is teaching a patient about a newly prescribed drug. What could cause a geriatric patient to have difficulty retaining knowledge about prescribed medications?
    • A. 

      Decreased plasma drug levels

    • B. 

      Sensory deficits

    • C. 

      Lack of family support

    • D. 

      History of Tourette syndrome

  • 2. 
    When examining a patient with abdominal pain the nurse in charge should assess:
    • A. 

      Any quadrant first

    • B. 

      The symptomatic quadrant first

    • C. 

      The symptomatic quadrant last

    • D. 

      The symptomatic quadrant either second or third

  • 3. 
    The nurse is assessing a postoperative adult patient. Which of the following should the nurse document as subjective data?
    • A. 

      Vital Signs

    • B. 

      Laboratory test result

    • C. 

      Patient’s description of pain

    • D. 

      Electrocardiographic (ECG) waveforms

  • 4. 
    A male patient has a soft wrist-safety device. Which assessment finding should the nurse consider abnormal?
    • A. 

      A palpable radial pulse

    • B. 

      A palpable ulnar pulse

    • C. 

      Cool, pale fingers

    • D. 

      Pink nail beds

  • 5. 
    Which of the following planes divides the body longitudinally into anterior and posterior regions?
    • A. 

      Frontal plane

    • B. 

      Sagittal plane

    • C. 

      Midsagittal plane

    • D. 

      Transverse plane

  • 6. 
    A female patient with a terminal illness is in denial. Indicators of denial include:
    • A. 

      Shock dismay

    • B. 

      Numbness

    • C. 

      Stoicism

    • D. 

      Preparatory grief

  • 7. 
    The nurse in charge is transferring a patient from the bed to a chair. Which action does the nurse take during this patient transfer?
    • A. 

      Position the head of the bed flat

    • B. 

      Helps the patient dangle the legs

    • C. 

      Stands behind the patient

    • D. 

      Places the chair facing away from the bed

  • 8. 
    A female patient who speaks a little English has emergency gallbladder surgery, during discharge preparation, which nursing action would best help this patient understand wound care instruction?
    • A. 

      Asking frequently if the patient understands the instruction

    • B. 

      Asking an interpreter to replay the instructions to the patient.

    • C. 

      Writing out the instructions and having a family member read them to the patient

    • D. 

      Demonstrating the procedure and having the patient return the demonstration

  • 9. 
    Before administering the evening dose of a prescribed medication, the nurse on the evening shift finds an unlabeled, filled syringe in the patient’s medication drawer. What should the nurse in charge do?
    • A. 

      Discard the syringe to avoid a medication error

    • B. 

      Obtain a label for the syringe from the pharmacy

    • C. 

      Use the syringe because it looks like it contains the same medication the nurse was prepared to give

    • D. 

      Call the day nurse to verify the contents of the syringe

  • 10. 
    When administering drug therapy to a male geriatric patient, the nurse must stay especially alert for adverse effects. Which factor makes geriatric patients to adverse drug effects?
    • A. 

      Faster drug clearance

    • B. 

      Aging-related physiological changes

    • C. 

      Increased amount of neurons

    • D. 

      Enhanced blood flow to the GI tract

  • 11. 
    A female patient is being discharged after cataract surgery. After providing medication teaching, the nurse asks the patient to repeat the instructions. The nurse is performing which professional role?
    • A. 

      Manager

    • B. 

      Educator

    • C. 

      Caregiver

    • D. 

      Patient Advocate

  • 12. 
    A female patient exhibits signs of heightened anxiety. Which response by the nurse is most likely to reduce the patient’s anxiety?
    • A. 

      “Everything will be fine. Don’t worry.”

    • B. 

      “Read this manual and then ask me any questions you may have.”

    • C. 

       “Why don’t you listen to the radio?”

    • D. 

      “Let’s talk about what’s bothering you.”

  • 13. 
    A scrub nurse in the operating room has which responsibility?
    • A. 

      Positioning the patient

    • B. 

      Assisting with gowning and gloving

    • C. 

      Handling surgical instruments to the surgeon

    • D. 

      Applying surgical drapes

  • 14. 
    A patient is in the bathroom when the nurse enters to give a prescribed medication. What should the nurse in charge do?
    • A. 

      Leave the medication at the patient’s bedside

    • B. 

      Tell the patient to be sure to take the medication. And then leave it at the bedside

    • C. 

      Return shortly to the patient’s room and remain there until the patient takes the medication

    • D. 

      Wait for the patient to return to bed, and then leave the medication at the bedside

  • 15. 
    The physician orders heparin, 7,500 units, to be administered subcutaneously every 6 hours. The vial reads 10,000 units per milliliter. The nurse should anticipate giving how much heparin for each dose?
    • A. 

      1/4 ml

    • B. 

      1/2 ml

    • C. 

      3/4 ml

    • D. 

      1 1/4 ml

  • 16. 
    The nurse in charge measures a patient’s temperature at 102 degrees F. what is the equivalent Centigrade temperature?
    • A. 

      39 degrees C

    • B. 

      47 degrees C

    • C. 

      38.9 degrees C

    • D. 

      40.1 degrees C

  • 17. 
    To evaluate a patient for hypoxia, the physician is most likely to order which laboratory test?
    • A. 

      Red blood cell count

    • B. 

      Sputum culture

    • C. 

      Total hemoglobin

    • D. 

      Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis

  • 18. 
    The nurse uses a stethoscope to auscultate a male patient’s chest. Which statement about a stethoscope with a bell and diaphragm is true?
    • A. 

      The bell detects high-pitched sounds best

    • B. 

      The diaphragm detects high-pitched sounds best

    • C. 

      The bell detects thrills best

    • D. 

      The diaphragm detects low-pitched sounds best

  • 19. 
    A male patient is to be discharged with a prescription for an analgesic that is a controlled substance. During discharge teaching, the nurse should explain that the patient must fill this prescription how soon after the date on which it was written?
    • A. 

      Within 1 month

    • B. 

      Within 3 months

    • C. 

      Within 6 months

    • D. 

      Within 12 months

  • 20. 
     Which human element considered by the nurse in charge during assessment can affect drug administration?
    • A. 

      The patient’s ability to recover

    • B. 

      The patient’s occupational hazards

    • C. 

      The patient’s socioeconomic status

    • D. 

      The patient’s cognitive abilities

  • 21. 
    An employer establishes a physical exercise area in the workplace and encourages all employees to use it. This is an example of which level of health promotion?
    • A. 

      Primary prevention

    • B. 

      Secondary prevention

    • C. 

      Tertiary prevention

    • D. 

      Passive prevention

  • 22. 
    What does the nurse in charge do when making a surgical bed?
    • A. 

       Leaves the bed in the high position when finished

    • B. 

      Places the pillow at the head of the bed

    • C. 

      Rolls the patient to the far side of the bed

    • D. 

      Tucks the top sheet and blanket under the bottom of the bed

  • 23. 
    The physician prescribes 250 mg of a drug. The drug vial reads 500 mg/ml. how much of the drug should the nurse give?
    • A. 

      2 ml

    • B. 

      1 ml

    • C. 

      1/2 ml

    • D. 

      1/4 ml

  • 24. 
    Nurse Mackey is monitoring a patient for adverse reactions during barbiturate therapy. What is the major disadvantage of barbiturate use?
    • A. 

      Prolonged half-life

    • B. 

      Poor absorption

    • C. 

      Potential for drug dependence

    • D. 

      Potential for hepatotoxicity

  • 25. 
    Which nursing action is essential when providing continuous enteral feeding?
    • A. 

      Elevating the head of the bed

    • B. 

      Positioning the patient on the left side

    • C. 

      Warming the formula before administering it

    • D. 

      Hanging a full day’s worth of formula at one time