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Quiz about I Want to be a Nurse when I Grow Up
Quiz about I Want to be a Nurse when I Grow Up

I Want to be a Nurse when I Grow Up! Quiz


So, you want to be a nurse? Here's a little warm-up for nursing school. Make sure your patient is well cared for!

A multiple-choice quiz by Jordanar18. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Jordanar18
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
372,248
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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737
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Question 1 of 10
1. You have a new admission to your floor, and you need to find out as much as possible about your new patient. He is not in need of immediate medical attention, but you need to know a lot about him. Which of these sets of information is MOST important to find out? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. While you're conducting your initial assessment, you need to know the patient's vital signs. Which of these are NOT part of the set of vital signs you need to obtain? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Your initial assessment is finished, and the patient is as happy as can be expected. However, you still need to make sure he is doing well every so often. How often should you check in and ask him if everything is okay? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. It's time for medication. You have many of them to give to your patient, so it's tough to keep track of all of them. Once you have everything straightened out and go into the patient's room, you make one last check before giving each medication. You tell your patient that he's getting blood pressure medication, but he says he has never taken it before. What should you do? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. During one of your check-ins with the patient, he says he has back pain. He rates it as a 6 on a scale of 0 to 10, and would like pain medication. What is the first thing you should do? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. It's mealtime. You noted on your initial assessment that the patient has dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Which of the following meals should you give your patient? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Your patient's doctor has given you a report, saying that he has an infection. The doctor orders an antibiotic, which comes in a pouch with normal saline fluid. After you've mixed the powdered medication with the saline, you hang the whole pouch on a pole, and connect a long, narrow tube to it, which goes straight into the back of the patient's hand. What is this procedure called? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. If your patient is on bedrest, it's important to turn and reposition him every couple of hours. All of the following can be accomplished by turning and repositioning, except: Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Uh-oh! Your patient hits the call bell. You go into his room and he says he is having trouble breathing. You help him to sit upright, tell him to take several deep breaths, and breathe along with him. Have you done the right thing?


Question 10 of 10
10. You've reached the end of the day, and you did great! Your friend asks about the patient you cared for today. You are allowed to tell your friend all of the following except: Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. You have a new admission to your floor, and you need to find out as much as possible about your new patient. He is not in need of immediate medical attention, but you need to know a lot about him. Which of these sets of information is MOST important to find out?

Answer: Age, sex, complaint, and medical history

When you first meet a patient, you at least need to know the client's age, sex, what brought them to the hospital, and their medical history. The medical history includes current conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, past conditions such as infections, and past surgeries. Once you meet the patient, you can then find out anything else you need to know, such as vital signs, medications, height and weight, diet, etc. If your patient has a loved one with him or her, they can help you with getting information!
2. While you're conducting your initial assessment, you need to know the patient's vital signs. Which of these are NOT part of the set of vital signs you need to obtain?

Answer: Urinary output

The vital signs will be the most important set of information you need to obtain, and they will be taken every four hours. An important piece of information to obtain is what this specific patient's vital signs usually are. For example, a normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees fahrenheit; however, if the patient has a baseline temperature of 96.5 degrees, a reading at or near this is normal. A significantly higher temperature (even 99 or 100 degrees) is a bad sign!

Urinary output is important to know, but it is not part of the set of vital signs.
3. Your initial assessment is finished, and the patient is as happy as can be expected. However, you still need to make sure he is doing well every so often. How often should you check in and ask him if everything is okay?

Answer: Every hour

An important part of nursing care is to make sure your patient is doing well. You must check in every hour to make sure he is comfortable, to ask him if he is in any pain, and if there is anything you can do to help. If you're working on a good floor, you will have nursing assistants to help you out!
4. It's time for medication. You have many of them to give to your patient, so it's tough to keep track of all of them. Once you have everything straightened out and go into the patient's room, you make one last check before giving each medication. You tell your patient that he's getting blood pressure medication, but he says he has never taken it before. What should you do?

Answer: Double-check the medication chart and call the doctor if needed

If the patient tells you that he has never taken a medication that you are giving him, it is possible that you made a mistake. Make sure to double-check the chart -- it may be the wrong medication, or you may even be giving it to the wrong patient! There may also be instructions in the chart; for example, if the blood pressure is over a certain number, the medication has been ordered. If you're still not sure, call the doctor!
5. During one of your check-ins with the patient, he says he has back pain. He rates it as a 6 on a scale of 0 to 10, and would like pain medication. What is the first thing you should do?

Answer: Check to see if there is an order for Tylenol in the chart

When a patient says he is in pain, it is important for the nurse to keep him comfortable. In this case, you need to check to see if there is an order for pain medication (most likely Tylenol) in the chart. If there is, it is okay to give him the medication.

There may also be an order in the chart to report to the doctor about the complaint -- make sure you do! After you've given any medication, you must document in the chart that you have given it.
6. It's mealtime. You noted on your initial assessment that the patient has dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Which of the following meals should you give your patient?

Answer: Beef puree, mashed potatoes, applesauce, and yogurt

When a person has trouble swallowing, it is important to give him or her solid, soft foods. Since beef puree, mashed potatoes, applesauce and yogurt all fit the bill, it's an appropriate meal for your patient.
7. Your patient's doctor has given you a report, saying that he has an infection. The doctor orders an antibiotic, which comes in a pouch with normal saline fluid. After you've mixed the powdered medication with the saline, you hang the whole pouch on a pole, and connect a long, narrow tube to it, which goes straight into the back of the patient's hand. What is this procedure called?

Answer: Intravenous (IV) infusion

The procedure described is an IV infusion, which is a method of giving fluids and/or antibiotic medication. It is often used with an automatic pump, which regulates the rate at which the fluid or medication is given. The nurse must make sure that the tube is completely filled with fluid before inserting it into the IV site; otherwise, air will get in the patient's bloodstream. Check to make sure you're giving the proper medication to the right patient and document it when you've finished!
8. If your patient is on bedrest, it's important to turn and reposition him every couple of hours. All of the following can be accomplished by turning and repositioning, except:

Answer: Lowering body temperature

Turning and repositioning a patient is one of the most important aspects in giving daily care. Pressure ulcers are a common consequence of keeping a patient in the same position for too long. In extreme cases, they become deep wounds and cause infection, and are typically located on the heels, elbows, back of the head and the small of the back.

A good way to relieve pain without medication is to use ice packs or heat packs, or to give massages.
9. Uh-oh! Your patient hits the call bell. You go into his room and he says he is having trouble breathing. You help him to sit upright, tell him to take several deep breaths, and breathe along with him. Have you done the right thing?

Answer: Yes

When a person is having trouble breathing, he or she needs to sit in an upright position. It takes more effort to breathe if a person lying down than sitting upright. Having the patient focus on breathing properly helps as well. If the patient is still having trouble breathing, you may need to give him oxygen. Be ready!
10. You've reached the end of the day, and you did great! Your friend asks about the patient you cared for today. You are allowed to tell your friend all of the following except:

Answer: His name

Privacy laws prevent hospital staff from releasing identifying information about the patients, including name, date of birth, social security number, etc. This is one of the most important aspects of nursing!
Source: Author Jordanar18

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