FREE STNA Basic Nursing Skills Questions and Answers

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An older, mentally unstable patient becomes irate when the nursing assistant urges him to contact her for help because he wants to use the restroom alone. "Go away from me!" It says. "I wish to leave without informing you!" What's the best way for the nursing assistant to respond?

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The greatest method to encourage patient independence while also ensuring safety is to use a urinal.

Of the following, which would NOT be a suitable meal for a patient who is three years old?

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A bite-sized chunk of hotdog might easily block the child's airway and result in choking. This would probably not happen before the sandwich fell apart.

A customer is wearing a face mask for oxygen therapy. For this client, which of the following is contraindicated?

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Safety precautions should be put in place for a client receiving oxygen therapy to avoid explosions. It is not permitted to use electric hair dryers or razors when the oxygen is operating. A client's hair can produce an electrical spark when combed, which has the potential to cause an explosion. If the patient wants to eat and interact with guests, the face mask can be taken off. It is also advised to use cotton bed linens to reduce static electricity.

It is NOT appropriate to measure the patient's typical upper arm blood pressure when the patient:

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The intravenous flow of the patient will be impeded by a blood pressure cuff if they have IV catheters in both arms.

Which of the following illnesses doesn't call for safety precautions when flying?

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The disease MRSA is spread by skin-to-skin contact. Airborne or droplet precautions are not necessary.

Which of the following is checked by the nursing assistant in the resident's care plan before shaving?

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To learn about potential clotting issues and whether an electric razor is preferable to a traditional one, it is important to review the shaving instructions in the resident's plan of care.

Staff members ask a puzzled client to stay on bedrest, but the client still tries to get out of bed. The nursing assistant is aware that the nurse will probably submit an application:

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The least intrusive option that will nevertheless keep the customer secure is the bed alarm. Any kind of constraint needs a doctor's prescription.

The nursing assistant should verify the water's temperature before getting a client ready for a hot Sitz bath. It is desirable for the water to be at:

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For a hot Sitz bath, the water should be between 95°F and 110°F in temperature. A client exposed to too-hot or too-cold water may burn, and their muscles will contract instead than relax. In addition to relieving tension and easing muscular spasms, a hot Sitz bath can soften exudates, speed up the healing process (especially after perianal surgery), lessen congestion, and offer comfort in the perineal area.

A nurse gets a doctor's permission to use a jacket restraint on a patient, and she assigns a nursing assistant to help with the restraint. Which of the following observations suggests that the nursing assistant used the restraint inappropriately?

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To prevent unintentional harm in the unlikely event that the side rail is unfastened, the restraint straps should always be fastened to the bed frame rather than the side rail itself. Applying a constraint should be done with a half-bow or safety knot since they are easy to remove in an emergency and do not tighten when force is placed against them. One or two fingers should be able to readily slip between the client's skin and the jacket constraint once it is fastened.

When a nursing assistant walks into a client's room, she discovers a trashcan on fire. The first thing a nursing assistant does is:

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When referring to fire scenarios, the term "RACE" stands for rescue, alarm, contain, and extinguish. To avoid danger, you must first save the client.

The nursing assistant is aware that all of the following are required when helping the patient go from their bed to a chair, with the exception of:

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To avoid falls, residents should be completely supported and watched over during turning.

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