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To obtain the most accurate patient weight, the nursing assistant should weigh the patient ____.
A nursing assistant is instructed to take the oral temperature of a patient who just had a cold drink. The patient’s temperature should be taken ____.
A nursing assistant is caring for a patient with MRSA and is wearing a gown and gloves whenever she provides the patient care. When she needs to go care for another patient, she should dispose of her gown and gloves:
Another term for decubitus ulcer is ____.
Why is taking a residents oral temperature the most common means of obtaining a reading?
When transferring a resident from a wheelchair to stationary chair, the nursing assistant should stand ____.
Which of these could be considered neglectful when assisting a resident with showering?
A resident in your care is suffering chest pains. Which of these is not a direction to follow?
All of these are ways to prevent pressures sores except:
Which of these describes stage 4 of a decubitus ulcer?
Which medical term is often used for “burping, belching and passing gas”?
Making a bed, whether occupied or unoccupied, should end with ____.
Which of these is least likely to contribute to skin tears?
Which of these treatments would be best to decrease swelling?
Which of these is the least likely to signal impending death?
Which medical position can be described as, “The patients head is elevated with legs either bent or straight”?
Which of these examples demonstrates using proper body mechanics when helping to lift a resident in bed?
The best use of alcohol-based sanitizer is:
Which of these is incorrect in reference to wearing gloves?
If you are walking with a resident and they fall, which of these is not an action you should take?
If you smell smoke and discover a resident smoking in his room, it is best to ____.
A resident is supposed to have 240 milliliters of juice every 2 hours. Which of these choices would be the most convenient to meet this requirement?
All of these might be used in dealing with contractures except ____.
Hypertension is a medical term for:
To minimize the spread of bacteria, further infection and contamination, which procedure should be used for washing the perineum of a resident with a catheter?
Which of these should not be part of the process for cleaning a residents dentures?
A resident in your care has called you for help. He claims he can’t find his dentures. As a nursing assistant, it is your responsibility to ____.
Applying friction in the handwashing process is very important. According to CDC recommendations, the scrubbing portion of hand washing should take ____.
All of these precautions should be followed when using a transfer-gait belt, except ____.
Which of these is considered an accurate method for counting respiration rate?
The medical term tetraplegia—meaning paralysis of all four extremities—is often used interchangeably with the term ____.
Which of these is not true when taking a blood pressure reading?
A resident has the following symptoms: dizziness, feeling faint, blood pressure below 90/60 and cold, sweaty skin. The resident is most likely suffering from ____.
The normal pulse rate for an adult is 60-100 beats per minute. The normal pulse rate for children is ____.
Alcohol-based hand cleanser is appropriate for all of these situations except ____.
Which of these is not true about the proper procedure for taking a tympanic membrane temperature with an electric thermometer?
If you are helping a resident put on a clean night shirt and it falls to the ground before you get started, it is best to ____.
Convulsions are associated with ____.
When muscle tissues shorten and then a joint becomes hard to move it is called _____.
Which of these tasks related to intravenous therapy is in the scope of responsibilities for a nursing assistant?
A resident is ill with the following symptoms: fever, swelling, redness, and chills. The resident most likely has ____.
Which of these would most likely be used to protect a resident from inflicting immediate harm to themselves in a care facility setting?
Which of these applies to proper hand washing procedures?
Why is an axillary reading generally lower than the other forms of taking a temperature?
Which of these is the correct step in taking a radial pulse?
Which statement is false with regard to taking a rectal temperature?
A pulse can be taken in all of these areas except ____.
Which statement is incorrect regarding the Heimlich maneuver?
A nursing assistant may help in alleviating the use of restraints on a resident using all of these suggestions except ____.
Transmission-based precautions are ____.
Which of these is not true about condom catheters?
After assisting a resident onto a bedpan, it will help to make the patient more comfortable if you
A resident has the following symptoms: expelled brown fluid from the rectum, excessive amounts of flatus, and light abdominal cramping. Which of these is most likely the cause of these symptoms?
Which of these is not a signal for notifying the charge nurse regarding a residents ostomy bag?
The medical term for a device with two soft plastic prongs that attach to a plastic tube delivering oxygen is:
A resident with venous stasis has developed pressure sores under elastic stockings. What is the most likely cause?
To avoid pulling the catheter when turning a patient, the catheter tube should be taped to the patients ____.
Which is the standard for measuring urinary output?
Which is the best advice if you are uncertain you are able to move an obese patient on your own when it is time for their scheduled re-positioning?
Which of these best describes the purpose of padded side rails?
A CNA is recording the 24-hour urine output of a patient with kidney issues. What 24-hour urine value would warrant a report to the nurse?
A resident drinks 8 ounces of milk during lunch, but the standard measurement of documentation in the facility is cubic centimeters (cc). What value would the nursing assistant record?
You are caring for a patient with a strict dysphagia diet. Which item on the patients tray would you question?
There is a sign that says “NPO” on your patients door. You know this means ____.
Your patient has a low pulse, seems slightly confused, and has sweet, fruity-smelling breath. You suspect ____.
Which of these would be inappropriate when caring for a diabetic patient?
A fractured hip is ____.
As a CNA, you become an advocate for the resident(s) that you care for. This means that you ____.
You should be careful when changing, as this is a common site for unintentionally discarded needles.
When having a conversation with a dysphasic patient (someone who has trouble speaking), it is important not to ____.