Basic Nursing Quiz 1

Question 1 of 20

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What is the body’s first line of defense against bacteria?

Select one of the following:

  • WBC's

  • Lymph glands

  • Intact skin

  • Inflammatory response

Question 2 of 20

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Who is responsible for evaluating the outcome of a task delegated to the nursing assistive personnel (NAP)?

Select one of the following:

  • Nurse who delegated the task

  • Charge nurse for the shift

  • Unit nurse manager

  • Licensed Practical Nurse working with the NAP

Question 3 of 20

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The nurse is performing preoperative teaching for a client who is scheduled for surgery in the morning. The client does not currently have any respiratory problems. The nurse’s teaching plan includes coughing and deep breathing exercises. Which type of nursing intervention is the nurse performing?

Select one of the following:

  • Assessment

  • Health promotion

  • Treatment

  • Prevention

Question 4 of 20

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A patient is admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy and has a low white blood cell count. Which precaution should the staff take with this patient?

Select one of the following:

  • Contact

  • Droplet

  • Protective

  • Airborne

Question 5 of 20

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The nurse administering pain medication every 4 hours is an example of which aspect of patient care?

Select one of the following:

  • Nursing intervention

  • Nursing diagnosis

  • Patient outcome

  • Assessment data

Question 6 of 20

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Which of the following most accurately describes nursing diagnoses? A nursing diagnosis:

Select one of the following:

  • Supports the client's medical diagnosis

  • Identifies a client's health problem

  • Identifies a client's response to a health problem

  • Supports the nurse's diagnostic reasoning

Question 7 of 20

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Which of the following is an example of the most basic motivation in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?

Select one of the following:

  • Receiving education

  • Having adequate housing

  • Living in a crime-free neighborhood

  • Experiencing loving relationships

Question 8 of 20

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Which of the following is the most important reason to develop a definition of nursing?

Select one of the following:

  • Evaluate the degree of role satisfaction

  • Differentiate nursing activities from those of other professionals

  • Dispel the stereotypical images of nurses and nursing

  • Recruit more informed people into the nursing profession

Question 9 of 20

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The nurse is removing personal protective equipment (PPE). Which item should be removed first?

Select one of the following:

  • Gloves

  • Face shield

  • Gown

  • Hair covering

Question 10 of 20

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How does nursing diagnosis differ from a medical diagnosis? A nursing diagnosis is:

Select one of the following:

  • Part of the client's medical diagnosis

  • A client's response to a health problem

  • The client's presenting signs and symptoms

  • Terminology for the client's disease or injury

Question 11 of 20

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The Joint Commission requires which type of assessment to be performed on all patients?

Select one of the following:

  • Pain

  • Cultural

  • Wellness

  • Functional ability

Question 12 of 20

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Which of the following contributions of Florence Nightingale had an immediate impact on improving patients’ health?

Select one of the following:

  • A clean environment

  • Changing the delivery of care in hospitals

  • Improving nursing education

  • Establishing nursing as a distinct profession

Question 13 of 20

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Which of the following procedure techniques has the most effect on the accuracy of an apical pulse count?

Select one of the following:

  • Using your ring finger to palpate the intercostal spaces

  • Counting the rate for 1 full minute

  • Exposing only the left side of the chest

  • Determining why assessment of apical pulse is indicated

Question 14 of 20

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Which of the following examples includes both objective and subjective data?

Select one of the following:

  • The client states she has trouble sleeping and that she drinks Dutch Bros. coffee in the evening.

  • The client states he gets frequent headaches and that he takes aspirin for the pain.

  • The client’s cholesterol is elevated, and he states he likes Kentucky Fried Chicken.

  • The client’s blood pressure is 132/68 and her heart rate is 88.

Question 15 of 20

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The nurse has been teaching a student how to perform mouth care for her unconscious patient. The student will show evidence of learning if she places the patient in which position for this care?

Select one of the following:

  • Supine

  • Side-lying

  • Prone

  • Semi-Fowler's

Question 16 of 20

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The American Red Cross was established by:

Select one of the following:

  • Clara Braxton

  • Barta Clarice

  • Clara Barton

  • Bart Simpson

Question 17 of 20

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Which task can be delegated to nursing assistive personnel (NAP)?

Select one of the following:

  • Assess the client's skin condition

  • Change pressure ulcer dressings every shift

  • Turn and reposition the client every 2 hours

  • Apply hydrocolloid dressing to the pressure ulcer

Question 18 of 20

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A patient is admitted to the hospital with tuberculosis. Which precautions must the nurse institute when caring for this patient?

Select one of the following:

  • Airborne transmission

  • Indirect contact

  • Direct contact

  • Droplet transmission

Question 19 of 20

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Which of the following nursing activities is of highest priority for maintaining medical asepsis?

Select one of the following:

  • Wearing a gown

  • Applying sterile drapes

  • Washing hands

  • Donning gloves

Question 20 of 20

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The nurse has just been assigned to the clinical care of a newly admitted patient. To know how to best care for the patient, the nurse uses the nursing process. Which step would the nurse probably do first?

Select one of the following:

  • Assessment

  • Plan interventions

  • Diagnosis

  • Plan outcomes

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