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STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) Quiz


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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


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

A. Supine

B. Prone

C. Fowlers

D. Lateral


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


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


False Imprisonment

A. An accident, problem, unexpected event during the course of care

B. unlawful restraint that affects the person’s freedom of movement

C. The separation of a person from others against the person will

D. HIPPA. Passed in 1996


What is the normal range for SPO2?

A. 90%-100%

B. 100%-110%

C. 95%-100%

D. 80%-100%


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


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


What is the normal range for systolic blood pressure?

A. 100-140

B. 90-110

C. 100-120

D. 60-80


A resident is paralyzed on the right side. The nurse aide should place the signaling device

A. Under the pillow

B. On the left side of the bed near the residents hand

C. At the foot of the bed

D. On the right side of the bed near residents hand


Tuberculosis may be transmitted

A. By coughing

B. By dancing

C. By wearing gloves

D. Through a protective mask


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


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. 


Which of the following foods is considered high in sodium?

A. Apple

B. Pickle

C. Avocado

D. Corn


A paper cut may cause:

A. Chronic pain

B. Phantom pain

C. Intermittent pain

D. Acute pain


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 in rehabilitation is learning how to use a cane for the first time. Which of the following would be the best guideline for a nursing assistant to follow when helping this resident?

A. The NA should have the resident hold the cane on the resident’s stronger side.

B. The NA should have the resident hold the cane on the resident’s weaker side.

C. The NA should have the resident place the cane about 12 inches in front of her weaker side when ambulating.

D. The NA should stay on the resident’s stronger side when ambulating.


People with amputations may experience:

A. Chronic pain

B. Phantom pain

C. Acute pain

D. Continuous pain


The name for taking a set of 3 vital signs, while lying, sitting and standing.

A. orthostatic

B. kenetic

C. varied

D. eh?


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


Physical disabilities, psychological attitudes & prejudice, and cultural diversity are common causes of?

A. stress

B. communication barriers

C. nonverbal communication

D. factors contributing to good health


A client with AD wanders from room to room, moving the belongings of other clients to different locations. Alert and oriented clients are angry that their belongings have been moved. The nurse aide should:

A. return the client to the client’s room and close the door.

B. find the missing articles and return them.

C. walk with the client to keep the client from wandering.

D. assure the other clients that the client with AD will not harm them.


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


Which temperature runs a degree or so lower than the others?

A. aural/tympanic

B. oral

C. axillary

D. rectal




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