Foundation of Nursing – Comprehensive Test Part 1

  1. Using the principles of standard precautions, the nurse would wear gloves in what nursing interventions?
    1. Providing a back massage
    2. Feeding a client
    3. Providing hair care
    4. Providing oral hygiene
  2. The nurse is preparing to take vital sign in an alert client admitted to the hospital with dehydration secondary to vomiting and diarrhea. What is the best method used to assess the client’s temperature?
    1. Oral
    2. Axillary
    3. Radial
    4. Heat sensitive tape
  3. A nurse obtained a client’s pulse and found the rate to be above normal. The nurse document this findings as:
    1. Tachypnea
    2. Hyper pyrexia
    3. Arrythmia
    4. Tachycardia
  4. Which of the following actions should the nurse take to use a wide base support when assisting a client to get up in a chair?
    1. Bend at the waist and place arms under the client’s arms and lift
    2. Face the client, bend knees and place hands on client’s forearm and lift
    3. Spread his or her feet apart
    4. Tighten his or her pelvic muscles
  5. A client had oral surgery following a motor vehicle accident. The nurse assessing the client finds the skin flushed and warm. Which of the following would be the best method to take the client’s body temperature?
    1. Oral
    2. Axillary
    3. Arterial line
    4. Rectal
  6. A client who is unconscious needs frequent mouth care. When performing a mouth care, the best position of a client is:
    1. Fowler’s position
    2. Side lying
    3. Supine
    4. Trendelenburg
  7. A client is hospitalized for the first time, which of the following actions ensure the safety of the client?
    1. Keep unnecessary furniture out of the way
    2. Keep the lights on at all time
    3. Keep side rails up at all time
    4. Keep all equipment out of view
  8. A walk-in client enters into the clinic with a chief complaint of abdominal pain and diarrhea. The nurse takes the client’s vital sign hereafter. What phrase of nursing process is being implemented here by the nurse?
    1. Assessment
    2. Diagnosis
    3. Planning
    4. Implementation
  9. It is best describe as a systematic, rational method of planning and providing nursing care for individual, families, group and community
    1. Assessment
    2. Nursing Process
    3. Diagnosis
    4. Implementation
  10. Exchange of gases takes place in which of the following organ?
    1. Kidney
    2. Lungs
    3. Liver
    4. Heart
  11. The Chamber of the heart that receives oxygenated blood from the lungs is the?
    1. Left atrium
    2. Right atrium
    3. Left ventricle
    4. Right ventricle
  12. A muscular enlarge pouch or sac that lies slightly to the left which is used for temporary storage of food…
    1. Gallbladder
    2. Urinary bladder
    3. Stomach
    4. Lungs
  13. The ability of the body to defend itself against scientific invading agent such as baceria, toxin, viruses and foreign body
    1. Hormones
    2. Secretion
    3. Immunity
    4. Glands
  14. Hormones secreted by Islets of Langerhans
    1. Progesterone
    2. Testosterone
    3. Insulin
    4. Hemoglobin
  15. It is a transparent membrane that focuses the light that enters the eyes to the retina.
    1. Lens
    2. Sclera
    3. Cornea
    4. Pupils
  16. Which of the following is included in Orem’s theory?
    1. Maintenance of a sufficient intake of air
    2. Self perception
    3. Love and belonging
    4. Physiologic needs
  17. Which of the following cluster of data belong to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
    1. Love and belonging
    2. Physiologic needs
    3. Self actualization
    4. All of the above
  18. This is characterized by severe symptoms relatively of short duration.
    1. Chronic Illness
    2. Acute Illness
    3. Pain
    4. Syndrome
  19. Which of the following is the nurse’s role in the health promotion
    1. Health risk appraisal
    2. Teach client to be effective health consumer
    3. Worksite wellness
    4. None of the above
  20. It is describe as a collection of people who share some attributes of their lives.
    1. Family
    2. Illness
    3. Community
    4. Nursing
  21. Five teaspoon is equivalent to how many milliliters (ml)?
    1. 30 ml
    2. 25 ml
    3. 12 ml
    4. 22 ml
  22. 1800 ml is equal to how many liters?
    1. 1.8
    2. 18000
    3. 180
    4. 2800
  23. Which of the following is the abbreviation of drops?
    1. Gtt.
    2. Gtts.
    3. Dp.
    4. Dr.
  24. The abbreviation for micro drop is…
    1. µgtt
    2. gtt
    3. mdr
    4. mgts
  25. Which of the following is the meaning of PRN?
    1. When advice
    2. Immediately
    3. When necessary
    4. Now
  26. Which of the following is the appropriate meaning of CBR?
    1. Cardiac Board Room
    2. Complete Bathroom
    3. Complete Bed Rest
    4. Complete Board Room
  27. 1 tsp is equals to how many drops?
    1. 15
    2. 60
    3. 10
    4. 30
  28. 20 cc is equal to how many ml?
    1. 2
    2. 20
    3. 2000
    4. 20000
  29. 1 cup is equals to how many ounces?
    1. 8
    2. 80
    3. 800
    4. 8000
  30. The nurse must verify the client’s identity before administration of medication. Which of the following is the safest way to identify the client?
    1. Ask the client his name
    2. Check the client’s identification band
    3. State the client’s name aloud and have the client repeat it
    4. Check the room number
  31. The nurse prepares to administer buccal medication. The medicine should be placed…
    1. On the client’s skin
    2. Between the client’s cheeks and gums
    3. Under the client’s tongue
    4. On the client’s conjuctiva
  32. The nurse administers cleansing enema. The common position for this procedure is…
    1. Sims left lateral
    2. Dorsal Recumbent
    3. Supine
    4. Prone
  33. A client complains of difficulty of swallowing, when the nurse try to administer capsule medication. Which of the following measures the nurse should do?
    1. Dissolve the capsule in a glass of water
    2. Break the capsule and give the content with an applesauce
    3. Check the availability of a liquid preparation
    4. Crash the capsule and place it under the tongue
  34. Which of the following is the appropriate route of administration for insulin?
    1. Intramuscular
    2. Intradermal
    3. Subcutaneous
    4. Intravenous
  35. The nurse is ordered to administer ampicillin capsule TIP p.o. The nurse shoud give the medication…
    1. Three times a day orally
    2. Three times a day after meals
    3. Two time a day by mouth
    4. Two times a day before meals
  36. Back Care is best describe as:
    1. Caring for the back by means of massage
    2. Washing of the back
    3. Application of cold compress at the back
    4. Application of hot compress at the back
  37. It refers to the preparation of the bed with a new set of linens
    1. Bed bath
    2. Bed making
    3. Bed shampoo
    4. Bed lining
  38. Which of the following is the most important purpose of handwashing
    1. To promote hand circulation
    2. To prevent the transfer of microorganism
    3. To avoid touching the client with a dirty hand
    4. To provide comfort
  39. What should be done in order to prevent contaminating of the environment in bed making?
    1. Avoid funning soiled linens
    2. Strip all linens at the same time
    3. Finished both sides at the time
    4. Embrace soiled linen
  40. The most important purpose of cleansing bed bath is:
    1. To cleanse, refresh and give comfort to the client who must remain in bed
    2. To expose the necessary parts of the body
    3. To develop skills in bed bath
    4. To check the body temperature of the client in bed
  41. Which of the following technique involves the sense of sight?
    1. Inspection
    2. Palpation
    3. Percussion
    4. Auscultation
  42. The first techniques used examining the abdomen of a client is:
    1. Palpation
    2. Auscultation
    3. Percussion
    4. Inspection
  43. A technique in physical examination that is use to assess the movement of air through the tracheobronchial tree:
    1. Palpation
    2. Auscultation
    3. Inspection
    4. Percussion
  44. An instrument used for auscultation is:
    1. Percussion-hammer
    2. Audiometer
    3. Stethoscope
    4. Sphygmomanometer
  45. Resonance is best describe as:
    1. Sounds created by air filled lungs
    2. Short, high pitch and thudding
    3. Moderately loud with musical quality
    4. Drum-like
  46. The best position for examining the rectum is:
    1. Prone
    2. Sim’s
    3. Knee-chest
    4. Lithotomy
  47. It refers to the manner of walking
    1. Gait
    2. Range of motion
    3. Flexion and extension
    4. Hopping
  48. The nurse asked the client to read the Snellen chart. Which of the following is tested:
    1. Optic
    2. Olfactory
    3. Oculomotor
    4. Troclear
  49. Another name for knee-chest position is:
    1. Genu-dorsal
    2. Genu-pectoral
    3. Lithotomy
    4. Sim’s
  50. The nurse prepare IM injection that is irritating to the subcutaneous tissue. Which of the following is the best action in order to prevent tracking of the medication
    1. Use a small gauge needle
    2. Apply ice on the injection site
    3. Administer at a 45° angle
    4. Use the Z-track technique

Answer Key

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

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.

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