Medical Quiz

STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) Quiz


A resident drinks six ounces of water. How many millimeters is this?

A. 120 mL

B. 160 mL

C. 180 mL

D. 200 mL

If the nurse aide discovers fire in a residents room the first thing to do is

A. Call the nurse in charge

B. Open a window

C. Remove the client

D. Try to put out the fire

The most comfortable position for a resident with a respiratory problem is

A. Supine

B. Prone

C. Fowlers

D. Lateral

The form of breathing when the resident may be sitting up on the side of their bed clutching the bedside table while struggling to breath.

A. tachypnea

B. orthopnea

C. Cheyne-Stokes

D. apnea

Which of the following is a care guideline for residents recovering from a CVA (cerebrovascular accident (stroke))?

A. The NA should do as much as possible for the resident so that care can be completed more efficiently.

B. The NA should encourage resident to finish tasks as quickly as possible to help speed recovery

C. The NA should assist with ambulation to prevent falls

D. The NA should place food in the affected/weaker side of the mouth when helping the resident eat

A patient wants you to tell them about another patient across the hall.
What would you do?
A. Answer the resident’s questions because she has the right to be informed.
B. Tell the resident to mind her own business
C. You explain that you can not giver information about another resident to anyone–it is the policy on confidentiality
D. You make the resident promise that she will not share the info you give her and then tell her about the resident

The charge nurse asks you to take this blood sample to the lab STAT.  You are in the middle of feeding a patient.  What do you do?
A. Finish feeding the patient, you don’t want the meal to get cold.
B. Cover the meal to keep it warm and immediately take the blood sample to the lab.
C. Tell the charge nurse she needs to do it herself.
D. Casually walk the sample to the lab while stopping to talk to some friends on the way. 

You gave your resident the wrong tray by mistake. She ate it all. She was to have a low salt diet but you accidentally gave her a regular tray.
What do you do?
A. Do nothing, it is too late to correct because she ate everything
B. Give her lots of water to drink, to help rid the salt she had
C. Tell the nurse that you made a mistake
D. Blame it on the resident for being so hungry that she ate the wrong tray before you could correct it

Consists of values, beliefs, attitudes, and customs shared by a group of people and passed from one generation to the next.

A. subjective observations

B. stress

C. culture

D. objective observations

You are taking Mr. Mills blood pressure. You get a measurement of 80/36 mmHg. What should you do, first?

A. Retake the blood pressure in the opposite arm.

B. Immediately notify the nurse.

C. Retake the blood pressure in the same arm.

D. Call a CODE.

How can the nursing assistant best ensure the safety of a resident who is legally blind?

A. Keep the call light within easy reach.

B. Keep an overhead light in front of the resident.

C. Speak loudly when addressing the resident.

D. When assisting residents to walk, stand in front of them and hold their hand to guide them.

What does the abbreviation HIPAA mean?

A. Health Insurance Portability Act

B. Health Insurance for Patients Accountability Ace

C. Health Insurability Portal Accountability Administration

D. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Which of the following is considered a normal age-related change seen in elderly patients?
A. Increase in appetite
B. Decrease in taste sensation
C. Decrease of constipation
D. Increase in confusion

A resident has been given a diagnosis of terminal cancer and a prognosis of one month to live. The resident tells a nursing assistant that the testing laboratory made a mistake and he needs to have his results re-tested. Which of the following would be the best response from the nursing assistant?

A. The nursing assistant should explain to the resident that healthcare professionals do not make mistakes.

B. The nursing assistant should explain alternative medicine choices to the resident.

C. The nursing assistant should understand that denial is a normal part of the grief process.

D. The nursing assistant should reassure the resident that death is nothing to fear.

A progressive, irreversible neurological condition causing a gradual loss of brain functioning

A. Parkinson’s

B. Alzheimer’s

C. Diabetes

D. Sundowner’s

A resident with diabetes should

A. skip meals when he is not hungry

B. go barefoot most of the time

C. receive careful foot care

D. avoid regular exercise

Before feeding a client, they need to be sitting in

A. 45-60 degree angle

B. 45-90 degree angle

C. Doesn’t matter

D. 75-90 degree angle

Mrs. McFlurry tells you she is having difficulty breathing. Which of the following vital signs should the nurse aide measure:

A. Respirations


C. Pulse

D. All the Above

The following should be done to an agitated and aggressive person except:
A. shouting to the person when talking
B. stand away from the person
C. talk to the person without raising your voice
D. stand close to the door

Which of the following is considered in most health care agencies as the 5th vital sign?

A. Blood Pressure

B. Pain

C. Pulse

D. Temperature

Which of the following is the best way to communicate with a resident who is completely deaf?

A. speak loudly and clearly

B. smile and turn on the television

C. write out all communication

D. sit next to the resident and speak into his or her ear

You walk in and find Mrs. Smith jerking on the floor.  She is not responding to you when you call her name.  What should you do first? 
A. Leave and go find help
B. Remove any objects that she may hit her head on
C. Attempt to restrain her so she stops moving
D. Put a spoon in her mouth so she doesn’t swallow her tongue

Which of the following foods is considered high in sodium?

A. Apple

B. Pickle

C. Avocado

D. Corn

When a resident uses a cane, walker, or crutches, the NA should

A. stay on the resident’s stronger side

B. stay on the resident’s weaker side

C. walk in front of the resident

D. walk behind the resident

When assessing Mrs. Jefferson’s pain level, she tells you that her pain is 8/10. What should the nurse aide do next?

A. Tell the nurse.

B. Give Mrs. Jefferson her prescribed pain medication.

C. Ask Mrs. Jefferson where is the location of the pain.

D. Ask Mrs. Jefferson why she is in pain.


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