Medical Quiz

STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) Quiz


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

A. Supine

B. Prone

C. Fowlers

D. Lateral

What is the FIRST thing a CNA should do when finding an unresponsive client?

A. Close the door

B. Call family

C. Start compressions

D. Call for help

While ambulating Mr. Stokes, he tells you that he is feeling faint. After sitting him in a chair, the nurse aide should check his:

A. Temperature

B. Blood Pressure

C. Pulse

D. Respirations

When should the nurse aide report a pulse ox to the nurse?

A. 86%

B. 60%

C. 90%

D. 95%

The nurse aide is going to help the resident walk from the bed to the chair. What should the nurse aide put on the clients feet?

A. Cloth-soled slippers

B. Nothing

C. Rubber-soled slippers or shoes

D. Socks or stockings only

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

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

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

If a patient is falling to the ground, the CNA should:

A. Move out of the way, you shouldn’t hurt yourself

B. Try to stop the patient from falling

C. Lower the patient to the ground

D. Push the patient forward so they don’t hit their head

When speaking with hearing-impaired residents, the CNA should:

A. Talk loud using a high tone.

B. Avoid speaking if possible.

C. Use long sentences.

D. Face the resident when talking.

A resident with dementia needs

A. A structured environment

B. freedom from rules and regulations

C. to be isolated from others

D. increased activity to stay alert

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.

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

Which of the following is the normal rang for diastolic blood pressure?

A. 100-140

B. 100-120

C. 60-80

D. 60-100

A paper cut may cause:

A. Chronic pain

B. Phantom pain

C. Intermittent pain

D. Acute pain

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

Which of the of the following measurements would you immediately report to the nurse?

A. Blood Pressure: 112/36

B. Pulse: 98

C. Respirations: 18

D. Pulse Ox: 100%

To lift an object using good body mechanics, the nurse aide should

A. Bend knees and keep back straight

B. Hold the object away from the body

C. Lift with abdominal muscles

D. Keep both feet close together

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

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

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

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

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

A. 120 mL

B. 160 mL

C. 180 mL

D. 200 mL

Clean bed linen placed in a clients room but not used should be…

A. Put in the dirty linen container

B. Taken to the nurse in charge

C. Used for the client in the next room

D. Returned to the linen closet

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.


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