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Clinical Nursing Skills

Review Questions

Clinical Nursing SkillsReview Questions

Review Questions

1 .
A nurse caring for patients in a long-term living facility knows that providing good oral hygiene is an essential part of nursing care. What is the benefit of providing oral hygiene?
  1. It eliminates the need for flossing.
  2. It compensates for poor nutrition.
  3. It promotes a sense of well-being.
  4. It decreases oropharyngeal secretions.
2 .
A nurse is scheduling hygiene for patients on the medical-surgical unit. What should be the nurse’s priority consideration when arranging a patient’s personal hygiene?
  1. where the hygiene fits in with the nurse’s schedule
  2. the best time for the patient care technician to aid with the patient’s hygiene needs
  3. the patient’s personal hygiene practices and preferences
  4. the outside temperature
3 .
A patient presents to the primary care office with complaints of constant itching of scalp and hair. The patient states that they recently noticed insects in their hair after spending the day volunteering at a shelter. What does the nurse know the patient is more than likely experiencing?
  1. pediculosis
  2. dry scalp
  3. folliculitis
  4. gingivitis
4 .
What is true about older adults’ saliva?
  1. Older adults have a decreased production of saliva.
  2. Older adults have an increased production of saliva.
  3. Older adults have no change in saliva production.
  4. Older adults have a change in the color of their saliva.
5 .
What is another term for the clean technique?
  1. personal hygiene
  2. surgical asepsis
  3. medical asepsis
  4. sepsis
6 .
What is not an example of hygiene personal preferences?
  1. time of day
  2. frequency
  3. shampoo brand
  4. financial status
7 .
What can being aware that cultural differences and similarities between people exist without assigning them value be defined as?
  1. cultural sensitivity
  2. cultural insensitivity
  3. cultural diffusion
  4. cultural appropriation
8 .
A 72-year-old patient with Alzheimer disease is a new admission to a long-term facility. The patient presents with an odor, soiled clothing, and greasy hair. What does the nurse need to consider prior to scheduling a bath for this patient?
  1. the last time the patient told the nurse they had a bath
  2. where the patient is in their disease progression
  3. the temperature outside
  4. the patient’s financial status
9 .
When aiding a patient who is paralyzed and bedridden, what does a nurse need to recognize that the hygiene will not do?
  1. decrease comfort
  2. increase comfort
  3. control odor
  4. protect the skin
10 .
What is the top priority with nursing strategies and hygiene?
  1. patient ethnicity
  2. safety
  3. patient-to-staff ratios
  4. when the patient will discharge
11 .
A 77-year-old patient with Alzheimer disease is a new admission to a long-term facility. The patient appears under distress during bathing. What guidelines should the nurse consider?
  1. the last time the patient said they had a bath
  2. demanding the patient take a bath
  3. playing calming music and reassuring the patient
  4. scrub hard and fast
12 .
What should the nurse do prior to providing patient education about health promotion?
  1. Gather information online about the patient’s ethnicity.
  2. Assess the patient’s current knowledge.
  3. Tell the patient the nurse’s personal preferences.
  4. Tell the patient they have to perform hygiene a certain way.
13 .
When the nurse is performing perineal care on an uncircumcised male patient, what is not a step in the process?
  1. Gently grasp the shaft and retract the foreskin.
  2. Wash the tip in a circular motion.
  3. Replace the foreskin.
  4. Leave the foreskin alone.

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