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Clinical Nursing Skills

Review Questions

Clinical Nursing SkillsReview Questions

Review Questions

1 .
Tendons provide what component of musculoskeletal structure?
  1. joining of two or more muscles
  2. connection of ligaments and muscles
  3. attachment of bone to muscle
  4. linking vertebrae together
2 .
The hip has what type of joint?
  1. plane joint
  2. saddle joint
  3. pivot joint
  4. ball-and-socket joint
3 .
A nurse is caring for a 6-year-old child who has a history of bleeding, bruising, and fatigue. The child may have what type of disorder?
  1. electrolyte
  2. bone marrow
  3. cardiovascular
  4. adrenal
4 .
The new graduate nurse recalls what number of cardinal signs of inflammation?
  1. three
  2. four
  3. five
  4. six
5 .
A nurse notices a patient’s knees creak with bending. This will be documented as what finding?
  1. dislocation
  2. crepitus
  3. impaired ROM
  4. asymmetry
6 .
An older woman has experienced spontaneous fractures. The nurse associates what disorder as a probable contributor to her bone weakness?
  1. hip dysplasia
  2. scoliosis
  3. sarcopenia
  4. osteoporosis
7 .
A nurse recommends what action for a patient concerned about sarcopenia-related frailty?
  1. reducing protein intake
  2. swimming more often
  3. thrice weekly stair-stepper
  4. high-carbohydrate diet
8 .
A nurse is caring for a patient who has had surgical repair of a fractured right radius. The nurse notices the right forearm is edematous and firm. What should be the nurse’s first action?
  1. Notify the charge nurse immediately.
  2. Call the surgeon about possible infection.
  3. Document the normal findings.
  4. Palpate for a radial pulse.
9 .
When reviewing a student nurse’s planned documentation of a postoperative hip replacement patient, the nurse will reassure the student the CMS assessment includes what item?
  1. bowel sounds
  2. capillary refill
  3. level of consciousness
  4. urinary output
10 .
The atlas rests on what spinal structure?
  1. spinous process
  2. intervertebral disk
  3. vertebral foramen
  4. second cervical vertebra
11 .
Flatback syndrome is characterized by a loss of what normal spinal curve?
  1. kyphotic curve
  2. lordotic curve
  3. cervical curve
  4. sacral curve
12 .
The occurrence of gout is associated with what abnormal laboratory test?
  1. hyperuricemia
  2. hypophosphatemia
  3. hypernatremia
  4. hypomagnesemia
13 .
Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritic disorder with a potential for causing what diagnosis of the eye?
  1. macular degeneration
  2. retinal detachment
  3. anterior uveitis
  4. astigmatism

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