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While patient are seizing, a nursing assistant must always stay by their resident’s side and try to prevent him or her from getting hurt. Restraining your resident or putting a tongue blade in their mouth could potentially injure your resident. A physician should always be notified when your resident has had a seizure, but it is not your responsibility as a nursing assistant to do so; nor is it the primary action that should be taken.
When finding out that your resident’s room is on fire, you have managed to get your resident out of harm’s way. The next action that you must take is
Pull the fire alarm.
While considering future career options, which of the following would best describe the advantage of being a CNA?
Being a CNA would allow you the opportunity to observe a number of healthcare professions and witness the role that each of them play in the daily medical care of patients.
When you are asked to do something "STAT" by another medical practitioner. This means that you have to to do it:
As a nursing assistant, you are caring for a stroke resident and have been asked to assist with the patient's ambulation. What would be the best position to do with this?
On the patient’s side, that was affected by the stroke.
Of the options below, which one would be incorrect when cleaning a patient’s urinary drainage bag?
You must use peroxide to clean the drain on the urinary bag.
Your shift has just ended, and your fellow nursing assistant comes onto the floor to replace you. You realize that your colleague is under the influence of alcohol while giving your shift’s report. As a member of the healthcare team, what would be the best course of action?
Tell the nurse who is in charge immediately
When must you wear gloves once you are performing care duties on any of your patients?
Any time you are performing peri-care
You are unable to clean up a substantially large spill on the floor by yourself. You have already notified someone that you need help. What can you do while you’re waiting for assistant to arrive?
You should block off the spill area from any foot traffic.
Of the conditions below, which one would require extra care when performing a patient’s nail care?
Anti-coagulation therapy and diabetes
Of the options below, which one best describes how accurate documentation helps the patient’s entire healthcare team?
Accurate documentation is absolutely crucial in determining if the interventions that are listed in the patient’s care plan, are effective.
Which member of your patient’s healthcare team is in charge of carrying out your patient’s medical plan?
The registered nurse is responsible.
As the CNA, in assessing your patients, what is your primary role?
The CNA’s primary role is to assist the nurse with physical data such as weight, height, vital signs, food/fluid intake and output.