This is the second of our free CNA practice tests, and it feature 60 more challenging Certified Nursing Assistant practice questions. These CNA test questions are great for your test prep. Topics covered include safety, infection control, personal care, mental health, communication, role of the nurse aide, and basic nursing skills. Answers and explanations are included for each question. Try our free CNA practice exam now!
encourage coughing and deep breathing and limit fluid intake.
provide only passive range of motion, and decrease stimulation.
have the client lie as still as possible, and give adequate massage.
turn the client every 2 hours, and encourage coughing and deep breathing.
Places the casted limb above the level of the heart.
Places the casted limb close to the body.
Places the casted limb below the level of the heart.
Places the casted limb at the level of the heart.
A safety knot in the restraint straps.
Restraint straps that are safely secured to the side rails.
Jacket restraint straps that do not tighten when force is applied against them.
Jacket restraint secured so that two fingers can slide easily between the restraint and the client’s skin.
Emptying the drainage bag every 6-8 hours.
Attaching the drainage bag to the lowest part of the siderails near the client’s feet.
Keeping the drainage bag below bladder level.
Positioning the tubing without dependent loops.
Colas and sodas
Between 105°F and 120°F
Between 95°F and 110°F
Between 80°F and 93°F
Between 65°F and 80°F
30 minutes after meals and at bedtime
30 minutes before meals and at bedtime
Tactfully refuse the delegated task because you are limited in changing dressings on your own.
After the wound has been cleansed, apply clean dressings and tape completely around the edges of the bandage.
In cleansing the wound, start from the surrounding skin towards the wound in longitudinal strokes.
In changing a dressing, always note the color, odor, amount, and consistency of the drainage on the old dressing.
It is done under sterile technique.
It needs doctor’s order for changing of ostomy pouches.
Able clients can perform this procedure by themselves once they have been taught by the nurse.
The client can still defecate normally.
applies the stockings while the client is on bed.
applies the stockings while the client is sitting on the chair.
applies the stockings while the client is sitting on the bed and dangles her feet.
applies the stockings while the client is standing.
prevent blood clots.
hold dressings in place.
reduce swelling after injury.
prevent pressure sores.
turn the oxygen on and off.
start the oxygen.
decide what device to use.
keep the connecting tubing secure and free of kinks.
every 15 minutes.
every 2 hours.
A breast binder can be applied for breastfeeding mothers to relieve discomfort.
Straight abdominal binders are applied when the client is sitting on a chair.
The double T-binder is specifically used for male clients.
When securing a straight abdominal binder, help the client in a side-lying position to close it at the back using safety pins.
Breathing comfortably only when sitting.
Restlessness, dizziness, and disorientation.
Cyanosis and increased pulse rate.
Increased temperature and decreased respiratory rate.
placing the head of bed in 90° angle.
sitting up and leaning over a table with a pillow.
hyper-extending the neck while on high back rest.
placing the client on a high back rest using a pillow.
Hold the floss between the middle fingers of each hand.
Make sure you also floss the back side of the very last tooth on the right, left, top, and bottom of the mouth.
Move the floss gently up and down between the teeth.
Use a new piece of floss for each tooth.
Collect each voiding in separate containers for the next 24 hours.
Discard the first voided specimen and then collect the total volume of each voiding in 24 hours.
For the next 24 hours, retain a 30ml specimen of each voiding after recording the amount voided.
Keep a record of the time and amount of each voiding for 24 hours.
are unable to speak.
have no difficulty in understanding spoken or written language.
are not able to express themselves meaningfully through speech.
speak very loudly at all times.
Inform the nurse that the client has voided or defecated.
Do not document at all since it cannot be measured.
Record on the output side of the I&O sheet each time the bed is wet.
Review the client’s intake and record the same amount on the output side of the I&O sheet.
Urine and blood loss.
Urine, blood loss, and excessive perspiration.
Urine, emesis, blood loss, and excessive perspiration.
Eating his lunch.
Use of cotton bedclothes.
Shaving using an electric razor.
Talking with visitors.
Tied shoes to promote stability.
Velcro clothing, slip-on shoes, and rubber grippers.
Buttoned clothing, slip-on shoes, and rubber grippers.
The client is not allowed to be around electrical appliances.
The client can operate a microwave.
The client should avoid magnetic wands in airports.
Cellular phone use should be monitored closely.
Ask the client what her previous meal contained.
Ask the nurse to observe the stool.
Dispose of the stool and report the color to the nurse.
Ask a co-worker if this is normal for this client.
Follow the rules of medical asepsis.
Use the correct container.
Label the container accurately.
Collect the specimen when you have time.
Cover the hole with tape.
Report to the nurse immediately.
Disconnect the drainage bag from the catheter and replace it with a new bag.
Place a towel under the bag to prevent spillage of urine on the floor, which could cause the client to slip and fall.
Have the client void in a clean container.
Clean the foreskin of the penis of uncircumcised men before specimen collection.
Have the client void into a urinal, and then pour the urine into the specimen container.
Have the client begin the stream of urine in the toilet and catch the urine in a sterile container midstream.
uses warm water without soap.
dries all areas of the penis thoroughly.
washes from the base of the shaft to the tip.
avoids retracting the foreskin if not circumcised.
Dispose of the equipment after each use.
Wear gloves while handling the equipment.
Use only the equipment with other clients in airborne isolation.
Leave the equipment in the room for use only with that client.
Wrap the bandage around the arm loosely.
Apply the bandage while stretching it slightly.
Apply heavy pressure with each turn of the bandage.
Start applying the bandage at the upper arm and work toward the lower arm.
To inhibit drainage.
To allow drainage to occur.
To allow the urine to collect in the tubing.
To have the client check the tubing for urine.
Don't allow him to leave his room.
Remove all sharp and cutting objects.
Give him the opportunity to ventilate his feelings.
Stay with him at all times.
Focusing on the emotional reaction.
Clarifying the meaning of his statement.
Giving him step-by-step directions.
Doing the procedure for him.
call a priest.
counsel the client.
report immediately to the nurse.
refer the matter to the police.
Have get-well cards sent anonymously.
Provide paper and pen for letter writing to his sons.
Spend time with him after work hours.
Leave him alone to allow for meditation.
determined necessary by the health team.
culturally acceptable to them.
dictated as appropriate by medical research.
technologically advanced and inexpensive.
Encourage the client to reach optimal death.
Assist the client to perform activities of daily living.
Assist client towards a peaceful death.
Motivate client to gain independence.
Beans and tortillas.
Cheese and olive oils.
Vegetables and rice.
Red meat and potatoes.
Using a low-pitched voice.
Enunciating each word slowly.
Varying voice intonations.
Reinforcing the words with pictures.
“I’m sorry, I don’t know.”
“I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about. You look fine to me.”
“I don’t have any information as of the moment, but I’ll find out for you.”
“You need to ask your doctor about that, not me.”
"I’ll be back in an hour."
"Why are you so depressed?"
"I’ll sit with you for a moment."
"Call me when you feel like talking to me."
“Don’t say you are worthless, you are not a worthless person.”
“We are going to help you with your feelings.”
“What makes you feel you’re worthless?”
“What you say is not true.”
Allow all the client’s family members to stay with the client.
Have conversation at the bedside directed to the client.
Keep the television or radio on for the client continuously.
Keep the overhead light on at all times.
Owned by the government since it is a legal document.
Owned by the doctor in charge and should be kept from the administrator for whatever reason.
Owned by the hospital and should not be given to anyone who requests it other than the doctor in charge.
Owned by the client and should be given by the nurse to the client as requested.
Enroll in a refresher course.
Undergo a retraining and a new competency evaluation.
Competency evaluation only.
No other requirements are required. Just present letter of intent to the Board to go back to work.
Ask the nurse to demonstrate it to you for a clearer and better understanding of the procedure.
As assistant to the nurse, follow the nurse’s request and apply the ointment to the patient's eyes.
Ask the nurse to be with you during the application of the ointment.
Politely refuse the nurse’s request and explain your job limitations as a nursing assistant.
Use terms with many meanings.
Be brief and concise.
Present information logically and in sequence.
Give facts and be specific.
Ask the caller what telephone number he is trying to reach.
Ask the caller to “Please hold, an operator will get to you shortly”, then go back to unfinished tasks.
Refer the call to the nurse on duty. The nurse will transfer the call herself.
D. Tell the caller that you are going to transfer the call and give the phone number in case the call gets disconnected or the line is busy.
Immediately walk out of the client’s room and answer the phone call.
Cover the client, place the call light within reach, and answer the phone call.
Finish the bed bath before answering the phone call.
Leave the client’s door open so the client can be monitored and the nurse aide can answer the phone call.
Nursing discharge summary
“It is most likely that the client attempted to climb over the side rails and fell.”
“Upon entering the room, the client was found lying on the floor.”
“The client had been restless all evening and was trying to get out of bed.”
“The presence of a bed alarm could have prevented the fall.”
Log out and sign off all computer screens before leaving a terminal.
Share passwords for computer access with colleagues who have forgotten their own passwords.
Periodically change computer access passwords.
Prevent an unidentified healthcare worker from viewing computer records.
speak loudly and slowly.
stand close to the client and speak slowly.
use an interpreter to speak to the client.
speak to the client and family together to increase the chances that the topic will be understood.