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What piece of equipment will the nursing assistant use to best assist a resident with a badly sprained ankle to urinate?
A bedside commode
A male client or resident uses a bedpan for
What piece of equipment will the nursing assistant use to help a client who recently experienced a hip replacement with bowel elimination?
A fracture pan
Why is it most important to honor a person's request for assistance with elimination as quickly as possible?
Failing to answer the call light promptly increases the person's risk of falling if he or she tries to get out of bed alone
What would the nursing assistant do to ensure privacy when assisting a person who needs assistance with elimination?
Drawing the privacy curtain when the person is using a bedside commode
What factor in a health care setting is most likely to interfere psychologically with a person's normal elimination habits?
Embarrassment caused about needing help with elimination
Before collecting a specimen of urine or feces, the nursing assistant must know
what storage method is to be used
The doctor suspects that a resident has a urinary tract infection. It is most likely the nursing assistant will be asked to collect a
midstream urine specimen
How is a standard bedpan positioned?
Like a regular toilet seat
What will the nursing assistant do when preparing to assist a person with using a bedpan?
Raise the head of the bed as tolerated
When it is necessary to measure a person's urine output and the person is using a regular toilet, what device is used to collect the urine?
A commode hat
Where can a clean urinal be stored?
It may be hung over the side rail
On visual inspection, normal urine should appear
clear and straw colored
What factors influence a person's urinary pattern?
Medications, elimination habits, fluid intake, age
When a person voids 300 mL of urine over a 24-hour period, the term used to describe his or her urine output is
What is a cause of temporary urinary incontinence?
A bladder infection
What does not help to manage urinary incontinence?
Incontinence pads, frequent toileting, condom catheters, bladder training
A urinary catheter may be used for an incontinent client when
incontinence may cause or worsen pressure ulcers
What statement about emptying a urine drainage bag is true?
Unclamp the emptying spout on the urine drainage bag and allow all of the urine to drain into a graduate that has been placed on a paper towel on the floor underneath the urine drainage bag
The primary purpose of providing catheter care is to
prevent the development of a bladder or kidney infection
What statement is true with regard to caring for a person with an indwelling catheter?
The catheter tubing should be gently coiled and secured to the bed linens
When providing catheter care, the catheter tubing is cleaned starting at the body and moving outward. How many inches of the catheter tubing should the nursing assistant clean?
Incontinence that is NOT the result of a physical or nervous system problem is referred to as
Reflex incontinence occurs because a person
does not feel the urge to urinate, and the bladder empties itself
A condom catheter is secured to the penis
with a tape applied in a spiral fashion
Nocturia is defined as
the need to urinate once or more during the night
A nursing assistant provides a person with privacy when he or she is urinating most importantly because
not doing so can interfere with the person's ability to urinate
The nursing assistant tells the nurse immediately when the resident reports that when he or she urinates he or she
notices a burning feeling
What statement shows that the nursing assistant understands the importance of proper bedpan placement?
Sitting on a bedpan can easily cause a bruise on the patient's buttocks
What will the nursing assistant do when finding a clean urinal on the resident's bedside table?
Hang it on the bedside rail
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