Certified Nursing Assistants
Certified Nursing Assistants are crucial members of any health care team. They are continuously working under the direction of a nurse. (RN or LPN/LVN) CNAs also provide hands on nursing care to patients, residents, clients and customers in various health care settings. CNAs usually provide assistance with self-care, such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting and oral care to patients who are unable to complete these tasks on their own. CNAs are often often the staff member, who will read the patient’s vital signs, weigh the patients and they measure the patient’s height.
CNA exams are normally taken in two parts. There is a written component and a hands-on skills component. The written component of the test is typically in a multiple-choice format and will evaluate the CNAs knowledge of the subjects that all CNAs are expected to know.
Anyone writing a CNA exam must have a high school diploma or GED.
0 of 25 questions completed
Click “Start Quiz” to begin…
You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again.
Quiz is loading...
You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz.
You have to finish following quiz, to start this quiz:
0 of 25 questions answered correctly
Time has elapsed
You have reached 0 of 0 points, (0)
- Question 1 of 25
In order to obtain the patient’s most accurate weight reading, the nursing assistant should weigh their patient…CorrectIncorrect
Weighing your patient at the same time each day will give you the most accurate results, as the patient will likely be under similar circumstances each time.
- Question 2 of 25
A nursing assistant is instructed to take a patient’s temperature orally. However they have just had a cold drink. How long after the cold drink, should the patient’s temperature be taken?CorrectIncorrect
A patient’s oral cavity would more than likely return to their normal body temperature within ten to twenty minutes.
- Question 3 of 25
Your patient has an MRSA infection and you wear gloves and a gown each time you provide this patient with any type of care. Where should you dispose of your gown and gloves when you need to care for your next patient?CorrectIncorrect
Removing your gloves and gown in the room of the patient with the infection, reduces the likelihood of spreading the infection to staff and other patients.
- Question 4 of 25
A ‘decubitus ulcer’ is also commonly known as…CorrectIncorrect
Although the terms Pressure sore and Decubitus Ulcer are interchangeable, the term sore is actually a more accurate term to use.
- Question 5 of 25
Why is it more common to take a patient’s temperature orally, than any other method?CorrectIncorrect
The ease of taking the patient’s temperature orally makes it more preferable; the other options are not necessarily true.
- Question 6 of 25
When moving a patient from a wheelchair to a stationary chair, what is the best place for the nursing assistant to stand?CorrectIncorrect
When the nursing assistant stands in front of the patient’s wheelchair, this becomes the most ergonomic was for the NA to pivot their patient into a stationary chair. The other options would not be as effective in allowing this.
- Question 7 of 25
While aiding a patient with bathing, which of the following could be considered neglectful?CorrectIncorrect
If a patient is left alone while showering or bathing, they run the risk of slipping and falling. Leaving the patient alone is considered neglect. All the other options above depict proper care for the patient and for his/her rights.
- Question 8 of 25
Your patient is having chest pains. What is NOT a suggested direction to follow?CorrectIncorrect
When a patient is suffering with chest pains, they should not have anything to drink or eat until other members of your healthcare team are able to assess them. All of the other options are important in the treatment of your patient.
- Question 9 of 25
One out of the following four options is NOT a way to prevent pressure sores:CorrectIncorrect
Giving the patients extra blankets will not necessarily help to prevent pressure sores. The other three options will assist with preventing them.
- Question 10 of 25
Of the following four options, which one best describes stage four of a decubitus ulcer?CorrectIncorrect
When there is damage to the joints, bones or tendons, this is a sign of stage four. Stage one is redness, Stage two would be redness as well as an open sore, and stage three will show signs of blackened skin or a crater-like appearance.
- Question 11 of 25
What is the medical term commonly used for ‘burping, belching or passing gas?’CorrectIncorrect
Flatus is the medical term for intestinal gas. Familial is a condition more common in certain families than the general population. Fascia is the medical term for the tissue lining under the skin. Flank is the term used for the side of the back.
- Question 12 of 25
Whether a bed is occupied or unoccupied, what is the last step in making the bed?CorrectIncorrect
Although all the options are a part of the process, washing your hands is the final step in making a patient’s bed.
- Question 13 of 25
Which of the following options would be the least likely to contribute to skin tears?CorrectIncorrect
The hair length of a patient or caregiver would be the least likely to cause a skin tear. All the other options are considered to be common causes of skin tears in both elderly and young patients.
- Question 14 of 25
Which is the best way to decrease swelling?CorrectIncorrect
Cold packs are the best method to reduce swelling. Heat compressions are more commonly used for back pain. Dry bandage pressure is mostly used to stop bleeding and moist bandages are used on burns.
- Question 15 of 25
Which of the following options is not a sign of impending death?CorrectIncorrect
Impending death will more likely lead to a decrease in appetite rather than an increase. The other options are all common signs of a human body shutting down.
- Question 16 of 25
When a patient’s head is elevated and their legs are either straight or bent, this is medically called the __________ position.CorrectIncorrect
The head is elevated in the Fowler’s position. The head is lower than the feet in in Trendelenberg’s position. The patient is lying on their side in the Sim’s position. The patient’s head is over the end of a table in Rose’s position.
- Question 17 of 25
Which of the following examples describes using the correct body mechanics for an NA to help lift a patient into bed?CorrectIncorrect
When you keep your knees flexed and you use your leg muscles to lift the patient, this is the best way to avoid any injury. The other options are not considered to be using body mechanics and could very well increase the likelihood for injury.
- Question 18 of 25
An alcohol-based sanitizer is best when:CorrectIncorrect
Alcohol-based sanitizers are best used when hands are not visibly soiled. Soap and water must be used when hands are visibly soiled. The other options are not appropriate times to use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Question 19 of 25
Which of the following options is considered incorrect thinking when wearing gloves?CorrectIncorrect
Due to common latex allergies, latex gloves are not necessarily the best choice of gloves for medical practices. The other options above are all necessary precautions that should be used in reference to wearing gloves in a facility.
- Question 20 of 25
If you discover a resident smoking in his room, it is best to:CorrectIncorrect
The patient must stop smoking right away and he must be made aware that you will not allow this kind of behaviour to continue. He may also need a gentle reminder of the hazards and policies. The other options are not the correct methods of immediately dealing with this type of situation.
- Question 21 of 25
Your patient is required to intake 240 millilitres of juice every two hours. What is the best way to meet this requirement?CorrectIncorrect
Every ounce is equivalent to 20 milliliters so an 8 oz. can of juice is the exact requirement. The other options can be used, but are not the most convenient because of the measurements.
- Question 22 of 25
All of the following can be used when dealing with contractures except:CorrectIncorrect
Contractures deal with the degeneration and stiffening of the joints. Bandaging is not a method, which is used for prevention and treatment. The other options are all possible ways of preventing contractures from happening or for loosening joints after contraction has occurred.
- Question 23 of 25
Hypertention is the medical term for:CorrectIncorrect
The medical term for hypertension is high blood pressure. The other options are incorrect.
- Question 24 of 25
To minimize the spread of bacteria or further infection and contamination, which of the following procedures should be used for washing the perineum of a patient who has a catheter?CorrectIncorrect
The correct washing practice is to wash from the meatus out because it avoids further spreading of contamination. Peroxide is not a cleanser so should not be used to wash a patient. The other two options are cleaning in the opposite direction that they should be in.
- Question 25 of 25
Which of the following options would NOT be a part of a patient’s denture cleaning process?CorrectIncorrect
Placing the patient’s dentures on top of a tissue could lead to the dentures being knocked off the patient’s table and causing them damage. It could also cause a housekeeper to inadvertently throw them in the trash. The other options above are extremely vital to the denture washing process.