CNA Practice Test

Congratulations - you have completed CNA Practice Test. You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%. More CNA Practice Tests available!
Your answers are highlighted below.
Question 1
A nursing assistant is performing the heimlich maneuver.  Which of the following is not true regarding this procedure?
A
Quickly pull inward and outward on the abdomen with a quick thrust
B
Perform the upward thrusts until the foreign object comes out or the resident loses consciousness
C
If the resident loses consciousness but has a pulse, begin CPR and continue until relieved
D
Make a fist with the hand
Question 1 Explanation: 
When performing the heimlich maneuver, perform the upward thrusts until the foreign object comes out or until the resident losses consciousness. Make a fist with the hand instead of leaving it open. Also, quickly pull inward and upward on the abdomen with a quick thrust. Lastly, if the resident loses consciousness and doesn't have a pulse or respirations, then begin CPR and continue until relieved.
Question 2
A nursing assistant is giving a resident a partial bedbath.  Which of the following is not true regarding this process?
A
Using warm lotion, apply lotion to the resident's back
B
Never allow the resident to wash the perineal area
C
Provide backrub using gentle, circular strokes
D
Turn the resident on his or her side to wash, rinse, and dry the back
Question 2 Explanation: 
When giving a resident a partial bedbath, turn the resident on his or her side to wash, rinse, and dry the back. Be sure to use warm lotion to apply lotion to the resident's back. Also, provide a backrub using gentle, circular strokes. Lastly, if the resident is able to wash the perineal area, allow him or her to do so.
Question 3
Why is it important to keep the mouth moist and free of debris?
A
Dry mucous membranes in the mouth encourage bad breath and tooth decay
B
It helps promote self-image
C
Dentures fit better in the mouth when it is free of debris
D
It is more comfortable for the resident to have a moist mouth
Question 3 Explanation: 
Because dry mucous membranes in the mouth encourage bad breath and tooth decay, it is important to keep the mouth moist and free of debris. While self-image and comfort are important, it is not the main reason.
Question 4
Whose responsibility is it to assist a resident with eating and hydrating?
A
Nursing assistant
B
Licensed nurse
C
Social worker
D
Registered nurse
Question 4 Explanation: 
The nursing assistant is responsible for assisting a resident with the activities of daily living. Eating and hydrating are both activities of daily living. Therefore, these duties fall under the responsibility of the nursing assistant. The registered nurse, social worker, and licensed nurse all have other responsibilities to fulfill.
Question 5
Performing duties in the way that was taught and trained is an example of which of the following personal qualities?
A
Respect
B
Accountability
C
Empathy
D
Dependability
Question 5 Explanation: 
Accountability is the personal quality that involves performing duties in the way that was taught and trained. Empathy involves being able to put one's self in the shoes of a resident in order to better serve the needs of a resident. Respect involves being considerate of the differences of others that one may come across while serving as a nursing assistant. Lastly, dependability involves coming to work when schedule and on time. Lastly, empathy involves putting one's self in the shoes of a resident in order to better serve the resident.
Question 6
Before serving a meal to a resident, it is important to ensure that the nursing assistant is serving the meal to the right resident by doing which of the following?
A
Ask the resident his or her name
B
Checking the resident's armband before serving them the meal
C
Ask the resident if it is the correct meal
D
Ask the resident what he or she ordered
Question 6 Explanation: 
In order to ensure the proper identification of a resident, a nursing assistant should always check the resident's armband before serving them the meal. The resident may think that they have ordered something different or forgotten his or her name. Also, the resident may not know what he or she is eating, so they may not know if they have the correct meal.
Question 7
A nursing assistant is documenting a resident's status and makes a mistake.  Which of the following should he or she do?
A
Ignore the mistake
B
Start a new form
C
Use liquid eraser
D
Scratch it out
Question 7 Explanation: 
Documentation is important and those documents can be used in court since they are legal documents. Therefore, avoid making mistakes at all costs. But, if mistakes are made, use liquid eraser to cleanly fix the mistakes. Scratching out or ignoring the mistake are both bad ideas when one makes a mistake. Starting a new form could be tough since it may contain a lot of information already on the form.
Question 8
Which of the following is not true regarding data collection and reporting a resident's health status?
A
Weight changes are unnecessary to report
B
Use his or her own words as much as possible
C
Report any change in vital signs
D
Ask the resident to repeat any statements needed to be clarified
Question 8 Explanation: 
Whenever data collecting or reporting a resident's health status, make sure to always report any change in vital signs, including weight changes. Also, use his or her own words as much as possible. Lastly, be sure to ask the resident to repeat any statements needed to be clarified.
Question 9
Which of the following is not a reason that a resident may be discharged?
A
Usage of Medicaid as a form of payment
B
For the welfare of others
C
Medical reasons
D
Inability to pay
Question 9 Explanation: 
Residents cannot be transferred as a result of using Medicaid as a form of payment. Residents can be transferred, however, as a result of an inability to pay, for the welfare of others, or for medical reasons.
Question 10
A nursing assistant is offering the bedpan to a resident.  Which of the following is not true regarding this process?
A
Lower the head of the bed before removing the bedpan
B
Rinse, dry, and store the bedpan in the bottom drawer of the bedside cabinet
C
Record the total urine output in cc or mL
D
Ignore any unusual amount or consistency of stool
Question 10 Explanation: 
When offering the bedpan to a resident, rinse, dry, and store the bedpan in the bottom drawer of the bedside cabinet. Be sure to lower the head of the bed before removing the bedpan. Also, record the total urine output in cc or mL. Lastly, report any unusual color or odor of stool.
Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect. Get Results
There are 10 questions to complete.
List
Return
Shaded items are complete.
12345
678910
End
Return

Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Exam

Sign up today for our CNA Practice Test Program and join the thousands of other Certified Nursing Assistants that passed their CNA certification exam after using our system. Improve your chances of passing the first time to 98.5% with our proven system and our database of 1000+ CNA practice test questions.  Our program includes:

  • Unlimited practice tests with CNA questions written to mimic the content and test format you will see on the real CNA exam. 
  • Focus quizzes and progress tracking to target weak knowledge areas
  • All questions have explanations, with clarification from our Certified Nursing Assistant upon request
  • Access to all CNA exams online and from any mobile device, any time, any where

We’re so confident in our CNA program that we offer a 100% pass guarantee.  Sign up and join the thousands of other Certified Nursing Assistants that passed their Certified Nursing Assistant Exam on their first try.

Other Featured Practice Test Resources:

CMAS Practice Test