Quiz: Can You Answer These Basic Nursing Questions?
Can You Answer These Basic Nursing Questions?
By: Todd Betzold
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About This Quiz

When you go to the doctor's office or hospital, you often think the most important person you will see that day is the doctor. is that really the case? Nurses are pretty much doctors, but only a little nicer!

On a daily basis, nurses are there to help patients make their way through a visit. They do the brunt of the work and are not always appreciated for it. They are compassionate and kind, but at the same time, total bad a**es! I mean, they pretty much have to know everything going on in the hospital or doctor's office for every patient. They don't get to mess around and are doing it all with a smile.

While you may struggle making your way through this quiz, nurses know it like the back of their hand. They know all the vital signs and where your blood pressure should be. They know what to do in an emergency, not only to keep the patient calm but also help alleviate the situation.

Nurses are rock stars, so do you think you can compare to them? Try taking this nursing quiz and see how you would rate compared to come of the best in the industry!

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A nurse is caring for a patient with MRSA, so wearing a gown and gloves. When should they dispose of the gown and gloves to go care for another patient?
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After receiving an antibiotic, a patient is developing hives. What are they experiencing?
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When should a nurse weigh a patient to obtain the most accurate weight?
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When doing documentation, which of the following qualities are relevant?
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Which of the following would be the best option to decrease swelling?
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What is the normal internal body temperature?
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What is hypertension a medical term for?
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Which nerve is compressed when carpal tunnel syndrome is present?
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Before a blood transfusion, what blood tests should be done?
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Which field of nursing focuses on the utmost care of critically ill or unstable patients?
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A 2-month-old just had cleft lip repair done. What type of restraint would you put them in?
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Which of these is not a sign of impending death?
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Which of the following is not a good source for Vitamin A?
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How is the influenza vaccine administered?
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What is the medical term for burping or passing gas?
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What's the most accurate way of measuring core temperature?
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What is considered to be the standard fifth vital sign?
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Which of the following is epinephrine not used to treat?
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To avoid a back injury, which muscles should a nurse use when moving a patient from the bed to a chair?
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A patient is to have 240 milliliters of juice every 2 hours. Which of these is best to meet that requirement?
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