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Hypertension is defined as a blood pressure over 140/90. Severe hypertension is above 180/120. Even if the customer has a history of high blood pressure, always report a sudden increase to the nurse at once. Untreated hypertension can cause heart disease and stroke.
Which of the following would you have to report immediately after your patient has received an enema?
If the patient has severe abdominal cramping.
What should you do when observing that a patient is bleeding from an IV site.
notify the RN immediately.
What should the nurse aid do when realizing blood in a patient’s IV tubing?
Notify the IV nurse
What should the nursing assistant insert while taking a rectal temperature? The thermometer and __________.
Hold on to the thermometer until it can be removed
A customer is to be assisted out of bed to sit in a wheelchair. The action would make this procedure safe is ______________.
Place the bed in the low position
Which of the four options below is the correct method of making an occupied bed?
Once the procedure is complete, lower the bed to the lowest level.
Out of the options below, which is not a suggested direction to follow when your patient is having chest pains?
Have the patient small sips of water and place them in a downright position.
A resident complains that her hand hurts where the IV is running. What is the best thing to do when the nurse aid notices that the hand is puffy?
Notify the IV nurse that the infusion appears to have infiltrated
Regarding measurement of urinary output, which of the following is a correct answer?
The medical term regularly used for ‘burping, belching or passing gas is ________________.
What does NOT contribute to skin tears?
The patient or caregiver’s hair length.
You, as the nursing assistant must wear a mask when entering patient's room. What kind of precautions has your patient been placed on?
You are required to let your patient have the intake of 240 millilitres of juice every two hours. What is the best way to meet this requirement?
An 8 oz. can of juice.