Activities of Daily Living CNA Practice Questions
CNA test practice questions can help you distinguish where your responsibilities lie. Before you take your certification, you are required to pass a written exam to help determine the scope of your knowledge. CNA questions will give you an accurate idea of what to expect once you take your written exams.
These CNA questions and answers are designed to help give you an idea of which areas you still need to read up on.
1. A stroke has left the client’s left side paralyzed. When changing sweaters, which side do you put on first?
a. You put both sleeves on at once
b. Paralyzed (left) side first
c. The client tells you which side to put on first
d. Right sleeve (mobile side) first
2. You must wear gloves:
a. When feeding a patient
b. During peri-care
c. Giving back rubs or stimulating exercises
d. During range of motion exercises
3. A nurse tells a CNA to apply topical medication on a patient after morning care.
What should be the aide’s response?
a. “I will be happy to do it.”
b. “I shouldn’t be doing your job!”
c. “I am unable to comply because I cannot do this without a nurse in the room.”
d. “My training does not include the application or prescription of medication.”
4. Which of the following statements is true?
a. A slow heart rate is called tachycardia.
b. To determine an irregular heart rate, you must continue to take the pulse for at least 30 seconds.
c. Use the carotid site to take the pulse, the wrist vessel is unreliable.
d. A slow heart rate is known as bradycardia.
5. Which of the five senses will a dying client lose LAST?
6. In order to prevent dehydration, a CNA must:
a. Keep the client hydrated with constant oral intake of fluid
b. Offer fluids during the night by waking the resident continually
c. Bathe the client frequently to rehydrate the skin
d. Increase sodium chloride rich food to keep the client thirsty
7. A formerly active patient has suddenly slipped into a lethargic state. Once talkative, he is now difficult to wake.
What should a Certified Nurse Assistant do?
a. Ask another CNA if incidents like this have occurred before?
b. Report any change in behaviour to the designated nurse in charge immediately.
c. Let him sleep, he is probably tired.
d. Place the resident in a recovery position.
8. A resident asks you to join him in his morning prayers, you
a. Decline but explain that you practice a different faith and that you would be happy to find a spiritual counselor for them
b. Join them*
c. Prevent them from finishing their prayers
d. Say that “I don’t think you should believe in God in your condition.”
Note: Joining a resident in prayer may be polite and appropriate but it is not required
9. How long should respirations be counted when observing a patient?
a. Approximately 1 minute
b. Only 20 seconds, then multiply by four
c. 30 seconds
d. At least 2 minutes
Answer Key:1)B; 2)B; 3)D; 4)D; 5)B; 6)A; 7)B; 8)B; 9)A,B; 10)A