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What is a good way for a nursing assistant to promote respect, dignity, and privacy when helping a resident with care?



a. Ask a resident to move faster if she is not moving quickly enough


b. Encourage the resident to do as much as possible for himself


c. Knock on the door while a resident is in the bathroom to ask if she is done yet

b. Encourage the resident to do as much as possible for himself

Which of the following is a condition that increases the risk of pressure sores?



a. Resident flexibility


b. Good circulation


c. Restricted mobility

c. Restricted mobility

Which of the following statements are true about pressure sores?



a. Pressure sores are difficult to heal bud do not hurt much


b. Pressure sores are impossible to prevent


c. Pressure sores can lead to life-threatening infections

c. Pressure sores can lead to life-threatening infections

A nursing assistant should re-position immobile residents at least every



a. 2 hours


b. 3 hours


c. 10 minutes

a. 2 hours

A __________ keeps the covers from pushing down on a resident's feet



a. Hand roll


b. Bed cradle


c. Draw sheet

b. Bed Cradle

Which of the following is a guideline for good skin care?



a. Pull residents across sheets during transfers


b. Check the resident's skin daily and report changes


c. Do not re-position resident's in wheelchairs

b. Check the resident's skin daily and report changes

Which of the following should be washed everyday?



a. Hair


b. Perineum


c. Behind the ears

b. Perineum

When bathing a resident, a nursing assistant should



a. Get each item needed as the resident asks for it


b. Use oil to soothe the resident's skin


c. Make sure the room is warm enough

c. Make sure the room is warm enough

A nursing assistant should give nail care



a. Whenever she has time


b. When it has been assigned


c. When the resident's nail polish wears off

b. When it has been assigned

Which of the following is true of nail care?



a. An accidental cute when providing nail care poses no great risk


b. Nail care should not be given to residents


c. A diabetic's toenails cannot be cut even if the resident requests it

c. A diabetic's toenails cannot be cut even if the resident requests it

How can a nursing assistant help promote independence and dignity while assisting with grooming?


a. By doing things residents do for themselves only when the nursing assistant is in a hurry


b.By letting residents make choices once in a while


c. By styling the resident's hair in cute new ways


d. By honoring the resident's preferences


d. By honoring the resident's preferences

In which of the following procedures must a nursing assistant always wear gloves?


a. Shaving a resident


b. Combing or brushing hair


c. Dressing a resident


d. Turning a resident

a. Shaving a resident

Which of the following statements is true?


a. Residents' hair should be handled gently because their hair can be pulled out when combing or brushing it.


b. Residents' hair should be combed or brushed in childish hairstyles.


c. Nursing assistants should cut residents' hair if it is getting long.


d. Pediculosis (lice) cannot spread quickly.

a. Residents' hair should be handled gently because their hair can be pulled out when combing and brushing it.

Which of the following is an appropriate way for a nursing assistant to refer to a resident's weakened side when assisting with dressing?


a. Bad side


b. Stiff side


c. Limp side


d. Involved side

d. Involved side

Which of the following is true of helping a resident dress?


a. A nursing assistant should choose the resident's clothing for the day.


b. The resident should do as much to dress himself as possible.


c. If a resident has weakness on one side, the nursing assistant should start with the stronger side when dressing.


d. Residents should dress in nightclothes during the day.

b. The resident should do as much to dress himself as possible.

Oral care should be done at least ____ time(s) a day.


a. 2


b. 1


c. 3


d. Make sure the room is warm enough.

a. 2

When proper and regular oral care is not done


a. It isn't very important since many residents have dentures


b. Weight gain can result


c. The resident's dentist will tell the nurse to fire the NA


d. Gum disease can occur

d. Gum disease can occur

Which of the following statements is true of dentures?


a. Dentures should be cleaned with hot water.


b. Dentures should be stored in a denture cup that is labeled.


c. Dentures are not expensive.


d. Wearing gloves is not require for cleaning dentures.


b. Dentures should be stored in a denture cup that is labeled

Ways to prevent aspiration during oral care of unconscious residents include


a. Pouring mouthwash slowly into the resident's mouth


b. Turning residents on their backs when giving oral care


c. Not giving frequent mouth care


d. Using as little liquid as possible when giving oral car

d. Using as little liquid as possible when giving oral care

Which of the following is true about oral care?


a. Residents without teeth will not require any oral care.


b. Residents who are unconscious and do not eat do not require any oral care.


c. Oral care is not just care of the teeth, but also the mouth, tongue, and gums.


d. Residents who wear dentures do not require oral care.

c. Oral care is not just care of the teeth, but also the mouth, tongue, and gums.

Which of the following is an example of a prosthesis?


a. An artificial eye to replace an eye that has been lost


b. Handrolls to keep residents' fingers from curling too tightly


c. Special shoes to help residents with flat feet.


d. An adaptive device to assist residents with dressing

a. An artificial eye that has been lost