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Neurology Quiz


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What are the responsibilities of an anesthesiologist?

A. Use anesthesia to make a patient unconscious

B. Monitor the patient during the procedure

C. Wake the patient after the procedure

D. Keep the patients from gaining consciousnesses during the procedures

E. All above


The medical term for abnormal sensation is

A. tremor

B. paresthesia

C. seizure

D. syncope


When caring for a client receiving supplemental oxygen through a nasal cannula, the nursing assistant will? Except

A. report an incorrect flow rate to the nurse immediately

B. remove the nasal cannula at mealtimes and during ADLs.

C. provide frequent oral care.

D. check the oxygen flow rate on the flow meter often.

E. check for skin irritation around his or her nostrils, cheeks, and ears.


Your patient is in the recovery room following chest surgery. The patient complains of severe nausea. What would you do next?

A. Administer an analgesic

B. Turn the patient completely to one side

C. Apply a cool cloth to the patient’s forehead

D. Offer the patient a small amount of ice chips


A cerebrovascular accident is also known as a

A. Stroke

B. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

C. Bell’s Palsy

D. Parkinsons


The central nervous system is made of the brain and _____ .

A. brain stem

B. spinal cord

C. foot

D. cerebellum


Who determines the rate at which the oxygen should be delivered and how it should be given?

A. The nurse

B. The doctor

C. The respiratory therapist

D. The client or the resident


True or False? Dendrites receive signals and axons send signals.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Are there side affects to anesthesia?

A. No, anesthesia is completely safe

B. Yes, but there aren’t many serious ones

C. Yes, it is very dangerous


Surgery generally requires an overnight hospital stay.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


A patient present with numbness/tingling in the hand, but the origin of pain is from a pinched nerve root in the neck. This is known as a

A. hemiplegia

B. tendonitis

C. bursitis

D. radiculopathy


__is when a rapid change in membrane polarity causes a signal to propagate down the axon

A. Polarization

B. Depolarization

C. Repolarization

D. Refraction


Your patient is a 78-year-old male who has had outpatient surgery. You are getting him up for his first walk postoperatively. To decrease the potential for orthostatic hypotension, what should you plan to have the patient do?

A. Sit in a chair for 10 minutes prior to ambulating (moving)

B. Drink plenty of fluids to increase circulating blood volume

C. Stand upright for 2 to 3 minutes prior to ambulating

D. Sit upright on the side of the bed for 15 minutes prior to ambulating


The autonomic nervous system divides into parasympathetic and sympathetic branches

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What is the ‘Babinski’ response?

A. Upgoing plantars

B. Downgoing plantars

C. No response


Which of the following is the medical word for a common headache?

A. Encephalitis

B. Migraine

C. Cephalalgia

D. Syncope


The central nervous systems is made up of the brain and spinal cord.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Care given during a client’s recovery from cardiac bypass surgery will include

A. Using a lift device for positioning.

B. Using a wheelchair for all transfers.

C. Staying in bed until the incision has completely healed.

D. Encouraging short, frequent walks down the hall.


When testing power of shoulder abduction, patient holds their arms in position but are unable to push against resistance

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 5


Neuro related careers include all of the following except

A. orthopedic surgeon

B. chiropractor

C. audiologist

D. optometrist


There are 8 pairs of cranial nerves

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which of the following is NOT part of the brain?

A. cerebrum

B. atrium

C. cerebellum

D. brain stem


Most operations are performed because of a medical emergency.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


In a basic view, the nervous system is a 2-way communication between the brain & the body

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The dermatome L5 corresponds to which anatomical landmark?

A. The big toe

B. The Knee

C. The little toe

D. The lateral malleolus




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