The CNA Vocabulary Quiz
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What is the definition of Aphasia?
The inability to understand and interpret words.
The ability to remember recent events.
The loss of long term memory.
The inability to articulate words or speak.
Question 1 Explanation:
Aphasia is the loss of a persons ability to articulate and use words. Often this is caused by damage to the brain from a stroke or sometimes even trauma.
If our patient has Bradycardia, what does that mean?
The patient is breathing slowly.
The patient is unconscious.
The patients heart rate is slow, below 60 bpm
The patients heart rate is fast, above 60 bpm
Question 2 Explanation:
Bradycardia is a term used for patients whose heart beats are slower than normal. Often times this rate will be considered bradycardia if it is under 60 BPM
What does Afebrile mean?
A sudden onset of fever
The definition of Scope of Practice is?
Skills which the health care worker is legally able to perform.
Skills which the health care worker has seen performed, and believes he or she is competent enough to perform them.
All skills taught in class.
Any skill that the nursing homes or elderly care facilities request you to perform.
What is Rigor Mortis?
The patient is having problems moving his or her limbs due to rigidity.
High amounts of calcium in the diet causes bones to become more rigid and to splinter.
After death the patients body becomes rigid due to large amounts of calcium in the body.
Spasms of the muscles caused by lack of potassium.
Supine Position is?
Lying on his side.
Lying on his back.
Lying on his stomach.
Question 6 Explanation:
The supine position is lying on ones back, facing up.
What is the average systolic Blood Pressure?
Question 7 Explanation:
The Average systolic blood pressure should be between 90 and 120 mm
What is an Embolism?
A bubble of air that blocks blood flow in arteries.
A Blood clot that breaks off, flows through the blood stream, and causes obstruction.
When an artery begins to clot due to damage and causes obstruction.
When a patients blood vessel bursts inside of the head.
The term Atrophy refers to?
A body organ becoming larger do to under use.
A body organ becoming smaller because of to much use.
A body organ becoming larger because of over use.
A body organ becoming smaller because of under use.
Question 9 Explanation:
If a patient does not use his or her legs, arms, or back, often times the muscles begin to atrophy and become smaller.
Pulse oximetry measures?
The amount of c02 in the blood.
The amount of oxygen in a patients lungs.
The amount of binded Oxygen per hemoglobin.
The amount of C02 in the patients lungs.
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