Basic Nursing - Test 3

1. Which of the following is a primary organ associated with digestion?

    A. spleen
    B. tonsils
    C. esophagus
    D. appendix

2. Which agency sets the standards for employee safety in medical offices?

    A. AAMA
    B. AMA
    C. CDC
    D. OSHA

3. Over a patient's lifespan, the pulse rate:

    A. starts out fast and decreases as the patient ages
    B. starts out slower and increases as the patient ages
    C. varies from slow to fast throughout the lifespan
    D. stays consistent from birth to death

4. A patient who is displaying compensating defense mechanisms:

    A. will refuse to hear unwanted information
    B. transfer feelings of negativity to someone else
    C. overemphasize behaviors which accommodate for perceived weakness
    D. place blame on others for personal actions or mistakes

5. Asepsis is defined as:

    A. the absence of all microorganisms
    B. the absence of disease causing germs
    C. a urinary infection
    D. a pathogenic infection

6. When giving an injection of insulin, which of the following is TRUE?

    A. the deltoid muscle is the preferred injection site for insulin
    B. the angle of the needle should be 90 degrees
    C. the site should not be massaged after medication administration
    D. all of the above are true

7. Which of the following organs would be described as being located retroperitoneally?

    A. kidneys
    B. thymus
    C. small intestines
    D. spleen

8. An emotional consequence of immobility is:

    A. depression
    B. dementia
    C. delirium
    D. diversion

9. Who developed the Hierarchy of Needs?

    A. Erikson
    B. Piaget
    C. Maslow
    D. Nightingale

10. Malpractice that has been ruled due to a physician's failure to act is a form of:

    A. misfeasance
    B. malfeasance
    C. infeasance
    D. nonfeasance

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