Only Nurses Can Answer These Questions Correctly!

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Many people have considered a career in nursing, but do they really have what it takes to be a good nurse? From dealing with difficult patients to working hours on end, nurses truly have one of the most stressful jobs in the world.

But there are also many perks that come with this career. For one, they get to help save lives, and there is a lot of flexibility with this job. So, do you have the medical knowledge needed to make it through nursing school? There is only one way to find out, and that’s by taking this quiz!

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1. A heart rate between 60 and 100 beats per minute is considered...

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  1. Normal
  2. High
A normal resting heart rate for a human adult is 60 to 100 beats per minute. Some people like athletes, for example, have a normal resting heart rate near 40 beats per minute.
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2. If ingested, the bacteria salmonella has the potential to cause:

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  1. Food poisoning
  2. Intense sleepiness
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes one of the most common types of food poisoning in the United States. Humans become infected through contaminated food and water, and it can cause symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.
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3. Before a patient receives a blood transfusion, this type of test is performed.

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  1. Blood color and quantity
  2. Blood typing and cross-matching
Before any blood transfusion or transplant, the blood must go through a series of tests, including blood typing, to reveal the person’s blood type. It must also be cross-matched to check for harmful interaction between the donor and the recipient’s blood.
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4. Why would a person need to get an appendectomy?

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  1. Because the appendix may be swollen
  2. Because you need to remove the appendix at a certain age
An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. The procedure is commonly performed to treat appendicitis: a medical emergency whereby the appendix is swollen and usually at risk of rupturing.
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5. True or false: Pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, and respiratory rate are all vital signs.

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  1. False
  2. True
Vital signs are measurements of the human body’s most basic functions. There are four main signs: pulse (heart rate), blood pressure, body temperature, and respiratory (breathing) rate.
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6. Which of the following is a common symptom of dementia?

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  1. Memory loss
  2. Sore muscles
Dementia is a condition characterized by the loss of memory, language, and problem-solving. Some of the earliest signs of dementia include increased confusion, memory problems, and reduced concentration.
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7. Mr. Robertson develops hives after receiving an antibiotic. What is he most likely exhibiting?

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  1. Drug tolerance
  2. Drug allergy
A drug allergy is an abnormal reaction of the immune system to a medication. The most common symptoms are hives or rash, and fever, but it can also develop into a life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis.
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8. What is the name of the largest artery in the body?

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  1. Patella
  2. Aorta
The aorta is the main and largest artery in the body. It originates from the left ventricle extending down to two smaller arteries, the common iliac arteries. It distributes oxygenated blood through the body.
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9. What does a sphygmomanometer do?

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  1. It measures blood pressure
  2. It measure your step count
A sphygmomanometer, also known as a blood pressure meter or monitor, is a device used to measure blood pressure. It consists of an inflatable cuff and a manometer.
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10. Mrs. Davies has hypoglycemia! What should you check for?

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  1. Low blood sugar
  2. Dilated pupils
Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by a low glucose (blood sugar) level. Glucose is the body’s main source of energy, and low levels are characterized by sweating, hunger, anxiety, and irregular heart rhythm.
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11. True or false: Is diabetes a contagious condition?

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  1. False
  2. True
There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2, neither of which is transferrable from person-to-person. Diabetes is a non-communicable disease, and it involves an abnormality with insulin.
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12. The procedure whereby a patient needs to have a limb cut off is known as a/an _____.

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  1. Amputation
  2. Radical cut
An amputation is the surgical removal of all or a part of a limb or extremity, including but not limited to an arm, hand, finger, leg, foot, or toe.
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13. Which piece of equipment is used to regain a lost heartbeat?

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  1. A defibrillator
  2. A refrigerator
A defibrillator is a device used to restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electrical shock to the heart. They can be used when the heart suddenly stops or to correct an arrhythmia.
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14. What is this nurse doing?

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  1. Checking the patient's temperature
  2. Checking the patient's surface pressure
A thermometer is a device used to measure temperature. There are several different types; digital, electronic ear, forehead, plastic strip, as well as glass and mercury.
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15. Dr. Hank asks you to administer emetogenic medication to the patient. What does he mean?

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  1. It causes vomiting
  2. It causes sleepiness
The word emetogenic means “causing nausea and/or vomiting.” Many cancer and chemotherapy medications have that effect.
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16. A nurse who works with babies is known as a _____.

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  1. Neonatal nurse
  2. Radiology nurse
A neonatal nurse is one who cares for newborn babies, some of who were born with conditions that require significant medical care.
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17. While at your hospital, you hear a doctor yell “Stat!” What is he saying?

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  1. To act immediately
  2. To wait an hour
The word “Stat” is often said during an emergency. It means “immediately” or “instantly”.
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18. What does the acronym “BPM” stand for?

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  1. Blood pressure medication
  2. Beats per minute
BPM is an acronym for “beats per minute.” It is the measurement for a person’s heart rate: the number of contractions of the heart per minute.
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19. A spasm is the painful contraction of the _____.

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  1. Muscle
  2. Skin
A spasm is a sudden involuntary muscular contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, and even hollow organs like the heart. It is commonly caused by ion imbalances.
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20. Which of the following is one of the four blood groups?

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  1. F
  2. B
There are four main blood groups in the ABO group system. They include A, B, AB, and O. Each letter refers to a protein on the surface of the red blood cell.
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21. In what group of people does gestational diabetes occur?

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  1. Pregnant women
  2. Elderly people
Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy (gestation). It causes high blood sugar that can affect the pregnancy and the baby’s health.
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22. What is the name of the uniform worn by nurses and some doctors?

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  1. Shirtdresses
  2. Scrubs
Scrubs are clothing worn by surgeons, physicians, nurses, and other workers involved in patient care.
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23. Your next patient has sinusitis, so they keep complaining of pain in their ____.

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  1. Arm
  2. Face
Sinusitis is the inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses and can be caused by viruses and bacteria. Symptoms include cough, fever, stuffy nose, fatigue, and worsening headaches.
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24. Why would somebody need a pacemaker?

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  1. If they need to work out to lose weight
  2. If they have heart rate or rhythm problems
A pacemaker is a small device placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. It works by electrical impulses to the heart to establish a normal rate.
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25. The pain reliever, acetaminophen, is the main ingredient in this medication:

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  1. TUMS
  2. Tylenol
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer typically found in Tylenol, Vicodin, and Ultracet. It is used in conditions including headaches, muscle aches, colds, toothaches, and arthritis.
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26. Lucy has Graves' disease. Which hormone does she have issues with?

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  1. Thyroid hormone
  2. Oxytocin
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that results in the over production of thyroid hormone. Patients often experience anxiety and irritability, weight loss, heat sensitivity, and bulging eyes.
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27. True or false: A benign tumor is always deadly?

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  1. True
  2. False
A benign tumor is a noncancerous growth in the body. This tumor is less serious than a malignant one, and the outlook is often very good.
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28. The doctor you’re working with asks you for the suture kit. Do you know what’s in it?

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  1. Alcohol strips and gauze
  2. Needles and scissors
A suture kit contains surgical instruments and usually includes needles, scissors, forceps, scalpels, and tweezers.
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29. Which of the following organs does dialysis affect?

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  1. Kidney
  2. Lungs
Dialysis is a treatment process whereby excess water, solutes, and toxins are removed from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform those functions on its own.
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30. A patient with chicken pox has an increased risk of developing this condition later in life:

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  1. Shingles
  2. Tuberculosis
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash, often in a stripe-like pattern on the body. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus—the same one responsible for chickenpox. A person who has had the virus in the past can develop shingles later.
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31. Which of these diseases was eradicated a long time ago?

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  1. The flu
  2. Smallpox
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by the Variola virus variants. The disease had a fairly high mortality rate, and those who survived were left scarred and sometimes blind. The disease was completely eradicated in 1980.
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32. You notice a hospital worker accidentally give a patient double the dosage of medication. What advice should you give them?

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  1. Report the error to a supervisor, as soon as possible
  2. Skip the next dose of medication
If a medical practitioner gives a patient the wrong dosage, they must immediately report it to the respective authority as there could be several negative effects.
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33. What stimulates the production of antibodies and provides immunity against different diseases?

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  1. Tranquilizer
  2. Vaccines
A vaccine is a biological preparation that contains an agent similar to a disease-causing microorganism that stimulates the production of antibodies. It helps the body to recognize and destroy them later.
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34. What kind of fluid surrounds a fetus in the womb?

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  1. Water
  2. Amniotic fluid
Amniotic fluid is a protective liquid contained in the amniotic sac. It serves as a cushion for the growing fetus, and it also facilitates the exchange of nutrients and biochemical products between the mother and the growing fetus.
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35. Which of these treatments works best for a first degree burn?

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  1. Soaking it in cool or cold water for 5 or more minutes
  2. Pulling off the burnt skin
One of the best at-home treatments for first-degree burns is to soak the affected area in cool water for five minutes or longer.
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36. You’re asked to administer a vasodilator to a patient. What does it do?

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  1. It dilates or opens the blood vessels
  2. It tightens up the nerves
Vasodilators are medications that open or dilate the blood vessels. They work by targeting the walls of the veins and arteries, preventing them from tightening.
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37. Which organ is removed during a cholecystectomy?

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  1. The reproductive organs
  2. The gallbladder
A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the gallbladder—an organ that collects and stores bile—is removed. The surgery is usually done when a person has painful gallstones.
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38. What kinds of patients are called "frequent flyers"?

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  1. Patients who like to run around the hospital
  2. Patients who show up for medical care very often
“Frequent flyer” is a term used to describe a patient who, despite having stable test results, returns to a medical setting frequently, often for additional testing.
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39. A red blood cell looks like a:

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  1. Disc
  2. Star
Red blood cells, also called erythrocytes, are the cells responsible for delivering oxygen to the body’s tissues via the circulatory system.
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40. Where can you find your patient's gluteus maximus?

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  1. The butt
  2. The head
The gluteus maximus is a muscle located in the buttocks and is both the strongest and largest muscle in the body.
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41. A person who is sick has a _____ white blood cell count.

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  1. High
  2. Non-existant
A person who is sick has higher than normal white blood test results. They indicate that the body is fighting an infection or illness.
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42. What does the acronym "AIDS" stand for?

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  1. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  2. Aggressive Immune Disaster Symptoms
AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is caused by a virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
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43. A patient's oxygen saturation is measured using:

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  1. A barometer
  2. A pulse oximeter
A pulse oximeter is a device used to monitor a person’s oxygen saturation. A sensor device is placed on a body part, typically a fingertip or earlobe, and wavelengths of light are passed through the body.
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44. What is an acute disease?

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  1. A disease that you're born with
  2. A disease that persists for a short period of time
An acute disease is any disease or disorder that lasts for a short duration, usually six months or less. The symptoms develop quickly and resolve in a short amount of time.
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45. Can antibiotics also be used to treat viral infections?

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  1. No
  2. Yes
Antibiotics are medications that help to stop infections caused by bacteria. They do not work against other types of microorganisms, including viruses and fungi.
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46. A person who suffered a stroke has had a _____.

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  1. Heart attack
  2. Cerebrovascular accident
A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident, is a medical condition in which blood flow to the brain is significantly decreased or stopped. It results in brain cell death.
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47. Which organ does cirrhosis scar?

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  1. The brain
  2. The liver
Cirrhosis is a late stage of scarring of the liver, and is caused by different types of liver disease, including hepatitis and chronic alcoholism.
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48. A patient comes into the clinic with Athlete’s foot. How did they get it?

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  1. A fungus
  2. A genetic condition
Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a skin infection of the foot caused by a number of different fungi. Some of its symptoms include itching, redness, cracking, and scaling.
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49. The passageway from the mouth leading to the stomach is the:

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  1. Esophagus
  2. Cerebrum
The esophagus is an 8-inch muscular tube that connects the mouth and throat with the stomach. It can be affected by gastric reflux, as well as cancer.
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50. What does an initial evaluation include?

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  1. Assessing the patient's general appearance
  2. Assessing the patient's knowledge of medical terms
Before a diagnosis can be made, the patient needs to be evaluated. It includes an evaluation of their general appearance, their symptoms, and their mental health, in some cases.
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