Category Test 08: Emotional and Mental Health Needs
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This is a test of only the Emotional and Mental Health Needs Category for the CNA test. Practice test questions on fundmental human needs and emotional support strategies, and intervention tactics on those dealing with nursing home placement. This is not a timed test. You will be able to see correct & incorrect answers for each question.
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- Question 1 of 39
The client looks forward to playing Bingo each morning. The nurse aide should:
- Question 2 of 39
A confused and disoriented client is begging to go home. The nurse aide’s best response to this client is:
- Question 3 of 39
If an alert and oriented client touches a nurse aide inappropriately, the nurse aide’s BEST response is to:
- Question 4 of 39
A client with Alzheimer’s disease wanders from room to room moving the belongings of other clients to different locations. Alert and oriented clients are angry that their things have been moved. The nurse aide SHOULD:
- Question 5 of 39
Nurse aides can provide a client with a sense of security by:
- Question 6 of 39
Which of the following statements might strongly support that a client is considering suicide?
- Question 7 of 39
An elderly resident with Alzheimer’s disease cannot find her room. How can the nurse aide help the client feel more independent?
- Question 8 of 39
A resident is blind. It is important NOT to
- Question 9 of 39
A resident asks, “If I need help during the night, who will be there?” The nursing assistant should respond,
- Question 10 of 39
A resident often cries while she is receiving her P.M. care. What should the nurse aide do?
- Question 11 of 39
Sexuality in long-term care clients may include all of the following EXCEPT
- Question 12 of 39
A goal for an extended care facility (ECF) resident is that she not swear at the nurses or aides. When she calls an aide by his name, the appropriate action is to
- Question 13 of 39
An agitated resident must be turned every two hours all night long. The first action of the nurse aide when waking up this resident is to
- Question 14 of 39
A client’s family wants to talk about the client’s impending death, but the client does not want to talk about it. The family should be encouraged to
- Question 15 of 39
Dying patients and their families
- Question 16 of 39
Which of the following is a possible early sign of dementia in an elderly client?
- Question 17 of 39
Clients with Alzheimer’s disease may have all of the following characteristics EXCEPT
- Question 18 of 39
How a client reacts to illness and disability is most dependent on his
- Question 19 of 39
A client is sitting in her room with a doll in her
arms, stating, “My baby is sick.” What should
the nurse aide do?
- Question 20 of 39
Which statement about dressing residents is
- Question 21 of 39
Which of the following is an example of a
- Question 22 of 39
Reality orientation techniques include all of the
- Question 23 of 39
A young resident with muscular dystrophy
talks about wanting a boyfriend. This feeling is
best described as
- Question 24 of 39
A nurse aide walks in on a client masturbating
in his bathroom. The nurse aide should
- Question 25 of 39
An elderly resident recently cared for her
husband until he died. The nurse aide
recognizes that this client needs to
- Question 26 of 39
After a client dies, the client’s spouse wishes to share his emotions. The nurse aide should
- Question 27 of 39
A terminally ill resident refuses his bath and throws a water basin across the room. Which stage of dying does this behavior represent?
- Question 28 of 39
A terminally ill resident begs, “Please just let me live long enough to see my granddaughter.” Which state of dying does this behavior represent?
- Question 29 of 39
An important thing the nurse aide can do for a dying client is to
- Question 30 of 39
The older adult likes to feel positive about herself by sharing past achievements and experiences. The best way the nurse aide can encourage this is by
- Question 31 of 39
When caring for a client who is anxious, the nurse aide should do all of the following EXCEPT
- Question 32 of 39
Which statement about residents with
developmental disabilities is generally correct?
- Question 33 of 39
A diabetic client has had her leg amputated.
Her need for sexuality will
- Question 34 of 39
Clients with Alzheimer’s disease may show
which of the following symptoms?
- Question 35 of 39
If a client is upset and is yelling, the nurse aide
should respond by
- Question 36 of 39
A common sign of depression is
- Question 37 of 39
A client who has just been told she is dying asks
the nurse aide to help her make a list of things
she wants to do before she dies. The nurse aide
- Question 38 of 39
To assist a client with his psychological needs,
the nurse aide should
- Question 39 of 39
A former union leader was the victim of an
industrial accident and is now a resident. To
maintain this resident’s dignity, the nurse aide
may suggest that the client