The Basics Chp. 7 CNA Practice Exam

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questions from Hartman's The Basics

What is the normal temperature range for the oral method?

97.6 - 99.6 degrees F

What can an overbed table be used for?

placement of meals

Which of the following thermometers is used to take a temperature from the ear?

tympanic themometer

Which temperature site is considered to be the most accurate?

rectal

What should be done with soiled bed linens?

they should be rolled up with the dirty side in

A NA should not take an oral temperature on a person that

is confused or disoriented

Where should the call light be placed when a NA leaves a resident's room?

within the resident's reach

During a resident's admission, the NA should

handle the resident's personal items with care

When taking rectal temperatures, a NA

must hold on to the thermometer at all times while taking a rectal temperature

The most common site to take the pulse is the

radial pulse

The normal respiration rate for adults ranges from

12-20 breaths per minute

Why should respirations be counted immediately after taking the pulse?

people may breathe more quickly if they know they are being observed

What is an NAs responsibility during transfer of a resident?

pack all of the resident's belongings

What blood pressure is within the normal range?

119/75

Hypertension is

high blood pressure

What is the correct way to write a blood pressure reading?

120/75

Pain is

a different experience for each person

What helps reduce pain?

change of position

Non-sterile dressings are

applied to dry wounds

What can a NA do with IVs?

observe the IV site for problems

When working with catheters, NAs can

observe and report regarding catheters

What is the correct placement for a drainage bag?

it must be kept lower than the hips or bladder

Which type of urine specimen does not include the first and last urine in the sample?

clean catch

Eight ounces is equal to ____milliliters

240

To convert ounces to milliliters multiply by

30

Restraints can be applied

only with a doctor's orders

A serious problem that may result from restraints is

pressure sores

An example of a restraint alternative is

giving the resident a repetitive task

If a restraint is applied, a nursing assistant must

check on the resident every 15 minutes

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