General Licensed Practical Nurse LPN : Nursing Course


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If lab results come back for your patient and the platelet count is 20,000, you should:

Initiate bleeding precautions because the level is very low.

Rationale: A normal platelet count should be between 150,000 and 400,000. Because platelets are responsible for clotting blood to keep a person from bleeding to death, bleeding precautions should be initiated immediately due to this dangerously low level.


Even if a diabetic patient is having “sick days”:

Insulin should still be taken

Rationale: A patient should continue to take their insulin when sick, because illness increases glucose levels. Any changes in the amount should be verified by a doctor.


If a patient has had diarrhea for 3 days, the electrolyte that the CNA is most concerned about being depleted is:

Potassium

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The 2nd stage of labor is when this occurs:

Delivery of the baby

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If a nurse threatens a patient with restraints, this is considered:

Battery

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If a patient is receiving blood products for the first time, the nurse should stay at the bedside for:

15 minutes

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The treatment for Addison's disease is:

Corticosteroids

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It would not be true if someone stated that Coumadin:

Can only be taken for up to 21 days

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The following is not a heart defect present in Tetralogy of Fallot:

Dextrocardia

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Patients taking MAOI's should avoid all foods containing:

Tyramine

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A nursing assistant can be legally assigned to:

Collecting a urine sample

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This does NOT occur in a patient with hyperthyroidism:

Weight Gain

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People that have been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease usually die from:

Renal failure

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The best position to place a patient in if they are having difficulty breathing is:

High Fowler's

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This is NOT a classic sign of diabetes mellitus:

Polycythemia

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This is NOT a symptom of mastitis:

Purulent drainage

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The first thing that you check on a patient who comes into the emergency room after a motor vehicle accident is the:

Airway

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If your patient's ABG results come back and his pH is 7. 1 with an HCO3 of 20, then your patient is in:

Metabolic acidosis

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The following test measures for enzymes released after there has been damage to the heart:

Troponin

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Wernicke's Syndrome is psychosis induced by vitamin B1 deficiency often related to the addiction of:

Alcohol

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