This is a preboard examination which can help you sharpen your nursing knowledge for the coming board examinations. This is a 100-item examination about Medical-Surgical Nursing. This examination is good for 2 hours, that’s 1 minute and 20 seconds per question. Situational questions are also included.
- Read the situations and each questions and choices carefully!
- Choose the best answer.
- You are given 2 hours for this 100 item test. That’s 1 minute and 20 seconds for each question.
- Answers will be given below. Check your performance
Situation 1: Leo lives in the squatter area. He goes to nearby school. He helps his mother gather molasses after school. One day, he was absent because of fever, malaise, anorexia and abdominal discomfort.
1. Upon assessment, Leo was diagnosed to have hepatitis A. Which mode of transmission has the infection agent taken?
A. Fecal oral
D. Sexual contact
2. Which of the following is concurrent disinfection in the case of Leo?
B. Sanitary disposal of feces, urine and blood
C. Quarantine of the sick individual
3. Which of the following must be emphasized during mother’s class to Leo’s mother?
A. Administration of immunoglobulin to families
B. Thorough hand washing before and after eating and toileting
C. Use of attenuated vaccines
D. Boiling of food especially meat
4. Disaster control should be undertaken when there are 3 or more hepatitis A cases. Which of these measures is a priority?
A. Eliminate fecal contamination from foods
B. Mass vaccination of uninfected individuals
C. Health promotion and education to families and communities about the disease it’s cause and transmission.
D. Mass administration of immunoglobulin
5. What is the average incubation period of Hepatitis A?
A. 30 days
B. 60 days
C. 50 days
D. 14 days
Situation 2: As a nurse researcher you must have a very good understanding of the common terms of concept used in research.
6. The information that an investigator collects from the subjects or participants in a research study is usually called:
7. Which of the following usually refers to the independent variables in doing research?
8. The recipients of experimental treatment is an experimental design or the individuals to be observed in a non experimental design are called;
9. The device or techniques an investigator employs to collect data is called?
10. The use of another persons ideas or wordings giving appropriate credit results from inaccurate attribution of materials to its sources. Which of the following is referred to when another persons idea is inappropriate credited as one’s own?
Situation 3: Mrs. Pichay is admitted to your ward. The MD ordered “Prepare for thoracentesis this pm to remove excess air from the pleural cavity.”
11. Which of the following nursing responsibilities is essential in Mrs. Pichay who will undergo thoracentesis?
A. Support and reassure client during the procedure
B. Ensure that informed consent has been signed
C. Determine if client has allergic reaction to local anesthesia
D. Ascertain if chest x-rays and other tests have been prescribed and completed
12. Mrs. Pichay who is for thoracentesis is assigned by the nurse to which of the following positions?
A. Trendelenburg position
B. Supine position
C. Dorsal Recumbent position
D. Orthopneic position
13. During thoracentesis, which of the following nursing intervention will be most crucial?
A. Place patient in a quiet and cool room
B. Maintain strict aseptic technique
C. Advice patient to sit perfectly still during needle insertion until it has been withdrawn from the chest
D. Apply pressure over the puncture site as soon as the needle is withdrawn
14. To prevent leakage of fluid in the thoracic cavity, how will you position the client after thoracentesis?
A. Place flat in bed
B. Turn on the unaffected side
C. Turn on the affected side
D. On bed rest
15. Chest x-ray was ordered after thoracentesis. When your client asks what is the reason for another chest x-ray, you will explain:
A. to rule out pneumothorax
B. to rule out any possible perforation
C. to decongest
D. to rule out any foreign body
Situation 4: A computer analyst, Mr. Ricardo J. Santos, 25 was brought to the hospital for diagnostic workup after he had experienced seizure in his office.
16.Just as nurse was entering the room, the patient who was sitting on his chair begins to have a seizure. Which of the following must the nurse do first?
A. Ease the patient to the floor
B. Lift the patient and put him on the bed
C. Insert a padded tongue depressor between his jaws
D. Restrain patient’s body movement
17. Mr. Santos is scheduled for CT SCAN for the next day, noon time. Which of the following is the correct preparation as instructed by the nurse?
A. Shampoo hair thoroughly to remove oil and dirt
B. No special preparation is needed. Instruct the patient to keep his head still and stead.
C. Give a cleansing enema and give until 8 AM
D. Shave scalp and securely attach electrodes to it
18. Mr. Santos is placed on seizure precaution. Which of the following would be contraindicated?
A. Obtain his oral temperature
B. Encourage to perform his own personal hygiene
C. Allow him to wear his own clothing
D. Encourage him to be out of bed.
19. Usually, how does the patient behave after his seizure has subsided?
A. Most comfortable walking and moving about.
B. Becomes restless and agitated.
C. Sleeps for a period of time
D. Say he is thirsty and hungry.
20. Before, during and after seizure. The nurse knows that the patient is ALWAYS placed in what position?
A. Low fowler’s
B. Modified trendelenburg
C. Side Lying
Situation 5: Mrs. Damian an immediate post op cholecystectomy and choledocholithotomy patient, complained of severe pain at the wound site.
21. Choledocholithotomy is:
A. The removal of the gallbladder
B. The removal of the stones in the gallbladder
C. The removal of the stones in the common bile duct
D. The removal of the stones in the kidney
22. The simplest pain relieving technique is:
B. Taking aspirin
C. Deep breathing exercise
23. Which of the following statement on pain is true?
A. Culture and pain are not associated
B. Pain accomplished acute illness
C. Patient’s reaction to pain varies
D. Pain produces the same reaction such as groaning and moaning
24. In a pain assessment, which of the following condition is a more reliable indicator?
A. Pain rating scale of 1 – 10
B. Facial expression and gestures
C. Physiological responses
D. Patients description of the pain sensation
25. When a client complains of pain, your initial response is:
A. Record the description of pain
B. Verbally acknowledge the pain
C. Refer the complaint to the doctor
D. Change to a more comfortable position
Situation 6: You are assigned at the surgical ward and clients have been complaining of post pain at varying degrees. Pain as you know is very subjective.
26. A one-day post operative abdominal surgery client has been complaining of severe throbbing abdominal pain described as 9 in 1 – 10 pain rating. Your assessment reveals bowel sounds on all quadrants and the dressing is dry and intact. What nursing intervention would you take?
A. Medicate client as prescribed
B. Encourage client to do-imagery
C. Encourage deep breathing exercise
D. Call surgeon stat
27. Pentoxidone 5 mg IV every 8 hours was prescribed for post abdominal pain, which will be your priority nursing action?
A. Check abdominal dressing for possible swelling
B. Explain the proper use of PCA to alleviate anxiety
C. Avoid overdosing to prevent dependence/tolerance
D. Monitor VS, more importantly RR
28. The client complained of abdominal distention and pain. Your nursing intervention that can alleviate pain is:
A. Instruct client to go to sleep and relax
B. Advice the client to close the lips and avoid deep breathing and talking
C. Offer hot and clear soup
D. Turn to sides frequently and avoid too much talking
29. Surgical pain might be minimized b which nursing action in the O.R.
A. Skill of surgical team and lesser manipulation
B. Appropriate preparation for the scheduled procedure
C. Use of modern technology in closing the wound
D. Proper positioning and draping of client.
30. Inadequate anesthesia is said to be one of the common cause of pain both in intra and post-op patients. If general anesthesia is desired, it will involve loss of consciousness. Which of the following are the 2 general types of GA?
A. Epidural and Spinal
B. Subarachnoid block and intravenous
C. Inhalation and Regional
D. Intravenous and inhalation
Situation 7: Nurse’s attitudes toward the pain influence the way they perceive and interact with clients in pain.
31. Nurses should be aware of that older adults are at risk of underrated pain. Nursing assessment and management of pain should address the following beliefs EXCEPT:
A. Older patients seldom tend to report pain than the younger ones
B. Pain is a sign of weakness
C. Older patients do not believe in analgesics, they are tolerant.
D. Complaining of pain will lead to being labelled a bad patient
32. Nurses should understand that when a client responds favourably to a placebo, it is known as the placebo effect. Placebos do not indicate whether or not a client has:
B. Real pain
D. Drug tolerance
33. You are the nurse in the pain clinic where you have client who has difficulty specify the location of pain. How can you assist such client?
A. The pain is vague
B. By charting-it hurts all over
C. Identifying the absence and presence of pain
D. Ask the client to point to the painful are by just one finger.
34. What symptom more distressing than pain, should the nurse monitor when giving opioids especially among elderly clients who are in pain?
D. Allergic reactions like pruritus
35. Physical dependence occurs in anyone who takes opiods over a period of time. What do you tell a mother of a ‘dependent’ when asked for advice?
A. Start another drug and slowly lessen the opioid dosage
B. Indulge in recreational outdoor activities
C. Isolate opioid dependent to a restful resort
D. Instruct slow tapering of the drug dosage and alleviate physical withdrawal symptoms.
Situation 8: The nurse is performing health education activities for Janevi Segovia, a 30 years old Dentist with Insulin dependent diabetes Mellitus.
36. Janevi is preparing a mixed dose of insulin. The nurse is satisfied with her performance when she:
A. Draw insulin from the vial of clear insulin first
B. Draw insulin from the vial of the intermediate acting insulin first
C. Fill both syringes with the prescribed insulin dosage then shake the bottle vigorously
D. Withdraw the intermediate acting insulin first before withdrawing the short acting insulin first.
37. Janevi complains of nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis and headache. Which of the following nursing intervention are you going to carry first?
A. Withhold the client’s next insulin injection
B. Test the client’s blood glucose level
C. Administer Tylenol as ordered
D. Offer fruit juice, gelatine and chicken bouillon
38. Janevi administered regular insulin at 7 A.M. and the nurse should instruct Jane to avoid exercising at around:
A. 9 to 11 A.M.
B. After 8 hours
C. Between 8 A.M. to 9 A.M.
D. In the afternoon, after taking lunch.
39. Janevi was brought at the emergency room after four month because she fainted in her clinic. The nurse should monitor which of the following test to evaluate the overall therapeutic compliance of a diabetic patient?
A. Glycosylated Hemoglobin
B. Fasting blood glucose
C. Ketone levels
D. Uirne glucose level
40. Upon the assessment of HbA1C of Mrs. Segovia. The nurse has been informed of a 9 % HbA1C result. In this case, she will teach the patient to:
A. Avoid infection
B. Take adequate food and nutrition
C. Prevent and recognize hypoglycaemia
D. Prevent and recognize hypoglycaemia
41. The nurse is teaching plan of care for Jane with regards to proper foot care. Which of the following should be included in the plan?
A. Soak feet in hot water
B. Avoid using mild soap on the feet
C. Apply a moisturizing lotion to dry feet but not between the toes
D. Always have a podiatrist to cut your toe nails; never cut them yourself
42. Another patient was brought to the emergency room in an unresponsive state and a diagnosis of hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome is made. The nurse immediately prepare to initiate which of the following anticipated physician’s order?
A. Endotracheal intubation
B. 100 units of insulin
C. Intravenous infusion of normal saline
D. Intravenous infusion of sodium bicarbonate
43. Jane eventually developed DKA and is being treated in the emergency room. Which finding would the nurse expect to note as confirming this diagnosis?
A. Comatose state
B. Decreased urine output
C. Increased respiration and increase in pH
D. Elevated blood glucose level and plasma bicarbonate level
44. The nurse teaches Jane to know the difference between hypoglycaemia and ketoacidosis. Jane demonstrates understanding of the teaching by stating that glucose will be taken of which of the following symptoms develops?
C. Blurred vision
D. Foul breath odor
45. Jane has been scheduled to have a FBS taken in the morning. The nurse tells Jane to eat or drink after midnight. Prior to taking the blood specimen, the nurse noticed that Jane is holding a bottle of distilled water. The nurse asked Jane if she drink any, and she said yes. Which of the following is the best nursing action?
A. Administer syrup of ipecac to remove the distilled water from the stomach.
B. Suction the stomach content using NGT prior to specimen collection
C. Advice to physician to reschedule to diagnostic examination next day
D. Continue as usual and have the FBS analysis performed and specimen be taken.
Situation 9: Elderly clients usually produce unusual signs when it comes to different diseases. The ageing process is a complicated process and the nurse should understand that it is an inevitable fact and she must be prepared to care for the growing elderly population.
46. Hypoxia may occur in the older patients because of which of the following
physiologic changes associated with aging.
A. Ineffective airway clearance
B. Decreased alveolar surfaced area
C. Decreased anterior-posterior chest diameter
47. The older patient is at higher risk for incontinence because of:
A. dilated urethra
B. increased glomerular filtration rate
C. diuretic use
D. decreased bladder capacity
48. Merle, age 86, is complaining of dizziness when she stands up. This may
B. a visual problem
C. functional decline
D. drug toxicity
49. Cardiac ischemia in an older patient usually produces:
A. ST-T wave changes
B. Very high creatinine kinase level
C. Chest pain radiating to the left arm
D. Acute confusion
50. The most dependable sign of infection in the older patient is:
A. change in mental status
D. decreased breath sounds with crackles
Situation 10 – In the OR, there are safety protocols that should be followed. The OR nurseshould be well versed with all these to safeguard the safety and quality of patient delivery outcome.
51. Which of the following should be given highest priority when receiving patient in the OR?
A. Assess level of consciousness
B. Verify patient identification and informed consent
C. Assess vital signs
D. Check for jewelry, gown, manicure, and dentures
52. Surgeries like I and D (incision and drainage) and debridement are relatively short procedures but considered ‘dirty cases’. When are these procedures best scheduled?
A. Last case
B. In between cases
C. According to availability of anaesthesiologist
D. According to the surgeon’s preference
53. OR nurses should be aware that maintaining the client’s safety is the overall goal of nursing care during the intraoperative phase. As the circulating nurse, you make certain that throughout the procedure…
A. the surgeon greets his client before induction of anesthesia
B. the surgeon and anesthesiologist are in tandem
C. strap made of strong non-abrasive materials are fastened securely
around the joints of the knees and ankles and around the 2 hands around
an arm board.
D. Client is monitored throughout the surgery by the assistant anaesthesiologist
54. Another nursing check that should not be missed before the induction of general
A. check for presence underwear
B. check for presence dentures
C. check patient’s ID
D. check baseline vital signs
55. Some lifetime habits and hobbies affect postoperative respiratory function. If your client
smokes 3 packs of cigarettes a day for the past 10 years, you will anticipate increased risk
A. perioperative anxiety and stress
B. delayed coagulation time
C. delayed wound healing
D. postoperative respiratory function
Situation 11: Sterilization is the process of removing ALL living microorganism. To be free of ALL living microorganism is sterility.
56. There are 3 general types of sterilization use in the hospital which one is not included?
A. Steam sterilization
B. Chemical sterilization
D. Sterilization by boiling
57. Autoclave or steam steam under pressure is the most common method of sterilization in the hospital. The nurse knows that the temperature and time is set to the optimum level to destroy not only the microorganism, but also the spores. Which of the following is the ideal setting of the autoclave machine?
A. 10,000 degree Celsius for 1 hour
B. 5,000 degree Celsius for 30 minutes
C. 37 degree Celsius for 15 minutes
D. 121 degree Celsius for 15 minutes
58. It is important that before a nurse prepares the material to be sterilized, A chemical indicator strip should be placed above the package, preferably, Muslin sheet. What is the color of the striped produced after autoclaving?
59. Chemical indicators communicate that:
A. The items are sterile
B. That the items had undergone sterilization process but not necessarily sterile
C. The items are disinfected
D. That the items had undergone disinfection process but not necessarily disinfected
60. If a nurse will sterilize a heat and moisture labile instruments, it is according to AORN recommendation to use which of the following method of sterilization?
A. Ethylene oxide gas
C. Flash sterilizer
D. Alcohol immersion
Situation 12 – Nurses hold a variety of roles when providing care to a perioperative patient.
61. Which of the following role would be the responsibility of the scrub nurse?
A. Assess the readiness of the client prior to surgery
B. Ensure that the airway is adequate
C. Account for the number of sponges, needles, supplies, used during the surgical procedure.
D. Evaluate the type of anesthesia appropriate for the surgical client
62. As a perioperative nurse, how can you best meet the safety need of the client after administering preoperative narcotic?
A. Put side rails up and ask the client not to get out of bed
B. Send the client to OR with the family
C. Allow client to get up to go to the comfort room
D. Obtain consent form
63. It is the responsibility of the pre-op nurse to do skin prep for patients undergoing\ surgery. If hair at the operative site is not shaved, what should be done to make suturing easy and lessen chance of incision infection?
64. It is also the nurse’s function to determine when infection is developing in the surgical incision. The perioperative nurse should observe for what signs of impending infection?
A. Localized heat and redness
B. Serosanguinous exudates and skin blanching
C. Separation of the incision
D. Blood clots and scar tissue are visible
65. Which of the following nursing interventions is done when examining the incision wound and changing the dressing?
A. Observe the dressing and type and odor of drainage if any
B. Get patient’s consent
C. Wash hands
D. Request the client to expose the incision wound
Situation 13: The preoperative nurse collaborates with the client significant others, and healthcare providers.
66. To control environmental hazards in the OR, the nurse collaborates with the following departments EXCEPT:
A. Biomedical division
B. Chaplancy services
C. Infection control committee
D. Pathology department
67. An air crash occurred near the hospital leading to a surge of trauma patient. One of the last patients will need surgical amputation but there are no sterile surgical equipments. In this case, which of the following will the nurse expect?
A. Equipments needed for surgery need not be sterilized if this is an emergency necessitating life saving measures
B. Forwarding the trauma client to the nearest hospital that has available sterile equipment is appropriate
C. The nurse will need to sterilize the item before using it to the client using the regular sterilization setting at 121 degree Celsius in 15 minutes.
D. In such cases, flash sterilizer will be use at 132 degree Celsius in 3 minutes.
68. Tess, the PACU nurse discovered that Malou, who weights 110 lbs prior to surgery, is in severe pain 8 hours after cholecystectomy. Upon checking the chart, Malou found out that she has an order of Demerol 100 mg I.M. prn for pain. Tess should verify the order with:
A. Nurse supervisor
D. Intern on duty
69. Rosie, 57, who is diabetic is for debridement if incision wound. When the circulating nurse checked the present IV fluid, she found out that there is no insulin incorporated as ordered. What should the circulating nurse do?
A. Double check the doctor’s order and call the attending MD
B. Communicate with the ward nurse to verify if insulin was incorporated or not
C. Communicate with the client to verify if insulin was incorporated
D. Incorporate insulin as ordered
70. The documentation of all nursing activities performed is legally and professionally vital. Which of the following should NOT be included in the patients chart?
A. Presence of prosthetic devices such as dentures, artificial limbs hearing aid, etc.
B. Baseline physical, emotional, and psychosocial data
C. Arguments between nurses and residents regarding treatment
D. Observed untoward signs and symptoms and interventions including contaminant intervening factors.
Situation 14 – Team efforts is best demonstrated in the OR.
71. If you are the nurse in charge for scheduling surgical cases, what important information do you need to ask the surgeon?
A. Who is your internist
B. Who is your assistant and anesthesiologist, and what is your preferred
time and type of surgery?
C. Who are your anesthesiologist, internist, and assistant
D. Who is your anesthesiologist
72. In the OR, the nursing tandem for every surgery is:
A. Instrument technician and circulating nurse
B. Nurse anesthetist, nurse assistant, and instrument technician
C. Scrub nurse and nurse anesthetist
D. Scrub and circulating nurses
73. While team effort is needed in the OR for efficient and quality patient care delivery, we should limit the number of people in the room for infection control. Who comprise this team?
A. Surgeon, anesthesiologist, scrub nurse, radiologist, orderly
B. Surgeon, assistants, scrub nurse, circulating nurse, anesthesiologist
C. Surgeon, assistant surgeon, anesthesiologist, scrub nurse, pathologist
D. Surgeon, assistant surgeon, anesthesiologist, intern, scrub nurse
74. Who usually act as an important part of the OR personnel by getting the wheelchair or stretcher, and pushing/pulling them towards the operating room?
B. Nurse Supervisor
C. Circulating Nurse
75. The breakdown in teamwork is often times a failure in:
B. Inadequate supply
C. Leg work
Situation 15: Basic knowledge on Intravenous solutions is necessary for care of clients with problems with fluids and electrolytes.
76. A client involved in a motor vehicle crash presents to the emergency department with severe internal bleeding. The client is severely hypotensive and unresponsive. The nurse anticipates which of the following intravenous solutions will most likely be prescribed to increase intravascular volume, replace immediate blood loss and increase blood pressure?
A. 0.45 % sodium chloride
B. Normal saline solution
C. o.33% sodium chloride
D. Lactated ringer’s solution
77. The physician orders the nurse to prepare an isotonic solution. Which of the following IV solution would the nurse expect the intern to prescribe?
A. 5 % dextrose in water
B. 10 % dextrose in water
C. 0.45 % sodium chloride
D. 0.5 % dextrose in 0.9% sodium chloride
78. The nurse is making initial rounds on the nursing unit to assess the condition or assigned clients. The nurse notes that the client’s IV site is cool, pale and swollen and the solution is not infusing. The nurse concludes that which of the following complications has been experienced by the client?
79. A nurse reviews the client’s electrolytes laboratory report and notes that the potassium level is 3.2 mEq/L. Which of the following would the nurse note on the lectrocardiogram as a result of the laboratory value?
A. U waves
C. Elevated T waves
D. Elevated ST segment
80. One patient has a runaway IV of 50 % dextrose. To prevent temporary excess of insulin or transient hyperinsulin reaction what solution you prepare in anticipation of the doctor’s order?
A. Any IV solution available to KVO
B. Isotonic solution
C. Hypertonic solution
D. Hypotonic solution
81. An informed consent is required for:
A. Closed reduction of a fracture
B. Insertion of intravenous catheter
C. Irrigation of the external ear canal
D. Urethral catheterization
82. Which of the following is not true with regards to the informed consent?
A. It should describe different treatment alternatives
B. It should contain a thorough and detailed explanation of the procedure to be done
C. It should describe the client’s diagnosis
D. It should given an explanation of the client’s prognosis
83. You know that the hallmark of nursing accountability is the:
A. Accurate documentation and reporting
B. Admitting your mistakes
C. Filing an incidence report
D. Reporting a medication error
84. A nurse is assigned to care for a group of clients. On review of the client’s medical records the nurse determines that which client is at risk for excess fluid volume?
A. The client taking diuretics
B. The client with renal failure
C. The client with an ileostomy
D. The client who requires gastrointestinal suctioning
85. A nurse is assigned to care for a group of clients. On review of the client’s medical records, the nurse determines that which client is at risk for deficient fluid volume?
A. A client with colostomy
B. A client with congestive heart failure
C. A client with decreased kidney function
D. A client receiving frequent wound irrigation
Situation 16: As a perioperative nurse, you are aware of the correct processing methods for preparing instruments and other devices for patient use to prevent infection.
86. As an OR nurse, what are your foremost considerations for selecting chemical agents for disinfection?
A. Material compatibility and efficiency
B. Odor and availability/
C. Cost and duration of disinfection process
D. Duration of disinfection and efficiency
87. Before you used disinfected instrument it is essential that you:
A. Rinse with tap water followed by alcohol
B. Wipe the instrument with sterile water
C. Dry the instrument thoroughly
D. Rinse with sterile water
88. You have a critical heat labile instrument to sterilize and are considering to use high level of disinfectant. What should you do?
A. Cover the soaking vessel to contain the vapour
B. Double the amount of high level of disinfectant
C. Test the potency of the high level of disinfectant
D. Prolong the exposure time according to manufacturer’s direction
89. To achieve sterilization using disinfectants, which of the following is used?
A. Low level disinfectants immersion in 24 hours
B. Intermediate level disinfectants immersion in 12 hours
C. High level disinfectants immersion in 1 hour
D. High level disinfectants immersion in 10 hours
90. Bronchoscope, Thermometer, Endoscope, ET tube, Cytoscope are all BEST sterilized using which of the following?
A. Autoclaving at 121 degree Celsius in 15 minutes
B. Flash sterilizer at 132 degree Celsius in 3 minutes
C. Ethylene Oxide gas aeration for 20 hours
D. 2% Glutaraldehyde immersion for 10 hours
Situation 17: The OR is divided in three zones to control traffic flow and contamination.
91. What OR attires are worn in the restricted area?
A. Scrub suit, OR shoes, head cap
B. Head cap scrub suit, mask, OR shoes
C. Mask, OR shoes, scrub suit
D. Cap, Mask, gloves, shoes
92. Nursing intervention for a patient on low dose IV insulin therapy includes the following EXCEPT:
A. Elevation of serum ketones to monitor ketosis
B. Vital signs including BP
C. Estimate serum potassium
D. Elevation of blood glucose levels
93. The doctor ordered to incorporate 1000 “u” insulin to the remaining on going IV. The strength is 500/ml. How much should you incorporate into the IV solution?
A. 10 ml
B. 2 ml
C. 0.5 ml
D. 5 ml
94. Multiple vial-dose-insulin when in use should be:
A. Kept at room temperature
B. Kept in the refrigerator
C. Kept in narcotic cabinet
D. Store in the freezer
95. Insulin using insulin syringe are given using how many degrees of needle insertion?
Situation 18: Maintenance of sterility is an important function a nurse should perform in any OR setting.
96. Which of the following is true with regards to sterility?
A. Sterility is time related items are not considered sterile after a period of 30 days of being not in use.
B. for 9 months sterile items are considered sterile as long as they are covered with sterile muslin cover and stored in a dust proof covers.
C. Sterility is event related, not time related.
D. For 3 weeks, items double covered with muslin are considered sterile as long as they have undergone the sterilization process
97. 2 organizations endorsed that sterility are affected by factors other that the time itself, these are:
A. The PNA and the PRC
B. AORN and JCAHO
C. ORNAP and MCNAP
D. MMDA and DILG
98. All of these factors affect the sterility of the OR equipments, these are the following except:
A. The material used for packaging
B. The handling of the materials as well as its transport
D. The chemical or process used in sterilizing the material
99. When you say sterile, it means:
A. The material is clean.
B. The material as well as the equipments are sterilized and had undergone a rigorous sterilization process
C. There is a black stripe on the paper indicator
D. The material has no microorganism nor spores present that might cause an infection
100. In using liquid sterilizer versus autoclave machine, which of the following is true?
A. Autoclave is better in sterilizing OR supplies verus liquid sterilizer
B. They are both capable of sterilizing the equipments, however, it is necessary to soak supplies in the liquid sterilizer for a longer period of time.
C. Sharps are sterilized using autoclave and not cidex.
D. If liquid sterilizer sterilization process is used, rinsing it before using is not necessary.
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