Section 4 – Nursing Skills Test

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1) When giving Digoxen, monitor........
2) When giving Lopressor, monitor.....
3) When giving Lortab, monitor...........
4) When giving Coumadin, monitor.....
5) When giving Colace, monitor..........
6) When giving Lasix, monitor.............

7) Which type of insulin is a clear solution with a fast onset and provides short duration coverage?

8) One teaspoon equals...

9) Dilantin Suspension is 125mg per 5ml. The order is to administer a 100mg dose. How much Dilantin Suspension would you give to equal 100mg?

10) pulse should be taken for a full minute before administering Digoxin.
11) After measuring a liquid medication, the excess should be poured back into the bottle.
12) If medication is to be given on an empty stomach, you should give at least one hour before meals or two hours after.
13) Controlled medications should be counted weekly.
14) Always check the potency of indwelling catheter balloon by attaching syringe and injecting normal saline before inserting catheter.
15) Positioning patient in high-Fowler's or elevating head of bed 30 degrees during feedings help prevent aspiration.
16) If the patient complains of sudden pain while inflating balloon during cathing, the balloon may be in urethra.
17) 3-5ml of sterile saline can be used to liquify secretions when suctioning tracheotomy.
18) Liquids should be poured at eye level.

19) The volume of a patient's Foley catheter bedside drainage is most accurately measured by:


20) HIPAA guidelines preserve the patient's right to:

21) A patient had a urethral retention catheter removed 6 hours ago and has not yet voided. What is the nurse's next course of action?



22) A nurse is assisting a patient with a tracheostomy to eat a meal. While of the following actions must the nurse do before allowing the patient to eat?


23) Which of the following nursing interventions would best prevent the complications of thrombophlebitis:



24) A patient has an indwelling urinary retention catheter. The nurse is instructed to obtain a sterile urine specimen from the patient. To accomplish this task, the nurse should:



25) A patient complains of extreme pain when the nurse begins to inflate the balloon of a newly inserted urinary retention catheter. The most probably cause of the patient's pain is the:



26) A nurse observes that a terminally ill patient's respirations appear to have periods of apnea interspersed with increasing and decreasing respiratory depth and rate. The nurse recognizes that this pattern of breathing may indicate approaching death and is termed:



27) A patient is being monitored by pulse oximetry using a clip-on probe. The machine alarms and the oxygen saturation reads 60%. The patient is sitting up in bed and talking with his family. What is the nurse's first course of action?


28) The nurse is assessing a patient's circulatory status by checking all peripheral pulses. When the nurse assesses pulses, he/she is using the technique of:

29) A nurse is caring for a patient with a paralyticileus. Which of the following assessment data is most important for the patient?


30) In planning care for a patient who is paralyzed, the nurse should plan to reposition the patient at least:




31) A patient with diabetes is being managed on a split does of 70/30 isophane insulin suspension (NPH insulin) at 7:30am and 4:30pm. At 2:30pm one afternoon, the patient calls the nurses' station stating that she is not feeling well. On assessment, the nurse notes that her skin is cool and clammy, her hands are shaking, and she appears very apprehensive. The glucometer blood sugar is 45mg/dl. The most appropriate nursing intervention for the patient's current symptoms is to provide:


32) When planning care for a patient with ALS, a priority nursing intervention would include:



33) A patient has all of the following in his health history. Which of the following would contribute most to the development of oral cancer:


34) A nurse is administerring PPD tests to the residents on the assisted-living wing of a retirement facility. The nurse should assess the injection sites of these residents:


35) A physician has ordered Tylenol 650mg PO PRN, for a temperature of 100.4 F or greater. The nurse has on hand 325-mg tablets. How many tablets will the nurse give? Tablets

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36) Disposable vent tubing is usually changed:

37) There is no need for an Ambu-bag if your patient is on a ventilator.
38) A/C stands for "Assist / Control."
39) Some home vents do not have battery backup systems.


Which alarm may sound in each of the following situations?


40) Vent tubing has a leak.
41) Patient is lying on their tubing.
42) Patient needs to be suctioned.
43) Patient has a mucus plug.
44) The trach cuff is deflated.
45) The tubing is disconnected.


What brands of ventilators have you worked with? How many months?




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