The first glove should be picked up by grasping the inside of the cuff.
The second glove should be picked up by inserting the gloved fingers under the cuff outside the glove.
The gloves should be adjusted by sliding the gloved fingers under the sterile cuff and pulling the glove over the wrist
The inside of the glove is considered sterile
When removing a contaminated gown, the nurse should be careful that the first thing she touches is the:
Waist tie and neck tie at the back of the gown
Waist tie in front of the gown
Cuffs of the gown
Inside of the gown
Which of the following nursing interventions is considered the most effective form or universal precautions?
Cap all used needles before removing them from their syringes
Discard all used uncapped needles and syringes in an impenetrable protective container
Wear gloves when administering IM injections
Follow enteric precautions
All of the following measures are recommended to prevent pressure ulcers except:
Massaging the reddened are with lotion
Using a water or air mattress
Adhering to a schedule for positioning and turning
Providing meticulous skin care
Which of the following blood tests should be performed before a blood transfusion?
Prothrombin and coagulation time
Blood typing and cross-matching
Bleeding and clotting time
Complete blood count (CBC) and electrolyte levels.
The primary purpose of a platelet count is to evaluate the:
Potential for clot formation
Potential for bleeding
Presence of an antigen-antibody response
Presence of cardiac enzymes
Which of the following white blood cell (WBC) counts clearly indicates leukocytosis?
After 5 days of diuretic therapy with 20mg of furosemide (Lasix) daily, a patient begins to exhibit fatigue, muscle cramping and muscle weakness. These symptoms probably indicate that the patient is experiencing:
Which of the following statements about chest X-ray is false?
No contradictions exist for this test
Before the procedure, the patient should remove all jewelry, metallic objects, and buttons above the waist
A signed consent is not required
Eating, drinking, and medications are allowed before this test
The most appropriate time for the nurse to obtain a sputum specimen for culture is:
Early in the morning
After the patient eats a light breakfast
After aerosol therapy
After chest physiotherapy
A patient with no known allergies is to receive penicillin every 6 hours. When administering the medication, the nurse observes a fine rash on the patient’s skin. The most appropriate nursing action would be to:
Withhold the moderation and notify the physician
Administer the medication and notify the physician
Administer the medication with an antihistamine
Apply corn starch soaks to the rash
All of the following nursing interventions are correct when using the Z-track method of drug injection except:
Prepare the injection site with alcohol
Use a needle that’s a least 1” long
Aspirate for blood before injection
Rub the site vigorously after the injection to promote absorption
The correct method for determining the vastus lateralis site for I.M. injection is to:
Locate the upper aspect of the upper outer quadrant of the buttock about 5 to 8 cm below the iliac crest
Palpate the lower edge of the acromion process and the midpoint lateral aspect of the arm
Palpate a 1” circular area anterior to the umbilicus
Divide the area between the greater femoral trochanter and the lateral femoral condyle into thirds, and select the middle third on the anterior of the thigh
The mid-deltoid injection site is seldom used for I.M. injections because it:
Can accommodate only 1 ml or less of medication
Bruises too easily
Can be used only when the patient is lying down
Does not readily parenteral medication
The appropriate needle size for insulin injection is:
18G, 1 ½” long
22G, 1” long
22G, 1 ½” long
25G, 5/8” long
The appropriate needle gauge for intradermal injection is:
Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing.
Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse.
Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.