SCTIMST Staff Nurse Previous Questions 2013 Part-I

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology 

Written Test for the post of Staff Nurse (Temporary)

Date: 16-06-2013


S.No Questions Answers
1 While giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an adult, the recommended rate of external chest compression per minute is

a. 60

b. 72

c. 80

d. 100

2 The “p” wave in the ECG represents

a. Depolarization of atria

b. Repolarization of atria

c. Contraction of atria

d. relaxation of atria

3 Which one of the following is not a thrombolytic drug?

a. Heparin

b. Urokinase

c. Tissue plasminogen activator

d. streptokinase

4 Which one the following is less likely to be given to a patient having acute myocardial infarction?

a. Morphine

b. Oxygen

c. Aspirin

d. Digoxin

5 Which one of the following arrhythmias needs to be defibrillated immediately?

a. Ventricular Asystole

b. Atrial Fibrillation

c. Ventricular Fibrillation

d. Pulseless electrical activity

6 The Nurse is preparing to administer 0.1mg of digoxin intravenously. The available concentration is 0.5mg in 2ml. How many milliliters should the nurse administer?

a. 0.5ml

b. 0.4ml

c. 0.3ml

d. 0.2ml

7 Which of the following statement is true regarding endotracheal suctioning?

a. Suction vacuum is set as high as possible

b. Normal saline should be instilled prior to the procedure

c. Most patients do not need hyper oxygenation during the procedure

d. Suction time should not exceed 10-15 seconds

8 Immediate post procedure care for the cardiac catheterization patient includes all of the following except

a. Continually monitoring heart rate

b. Monitoring platelet count

c. Monitoring hemostasis

d. Monitoring Coagulation

9 The onset of action in minutes, after intravenous administration of furosemide (Lasix) is

a. 2

b. 5

c. 10

d. 20

10 The Drug of choice in status epilepticus is

a. Lorazepam

b. Midazolam

c. Phenytoin

d. Phenobarbitone

11 Insulin is not given by mouth because it is

a. Excreted before being absorbed

b. Absorbed too slowly

c. Too irritating to stomach and mucous membrane

d. Rendered inactive

12 Which one of the following is wrong about thrombolytic therapy? It is

a. A treatment modality for acute ischemic stroke

b. An emergency treatment in cerebral aneurysm

c. most effective if given within 3 hours of onset of symptoms

d. usually given after CT scan of brain

13 Interventions to decrease increased intracranial pressure include of all the following except

a. inj.mannitol

b. hyperventilation

c. inj.dexamethosone

d. neutral neck position

14 The preferred position to prevent CSF leak after pituitary tumor excision via transsphenoidal route is

a. prone

b. semi fowler’s

c. supine

d. left lateral

15 If a patient experienced a stroke that damaged the hypothalamus, the nurse would anticipate that he has problems with ?

a. body temperature control

b. visual activity

c. balance and equilibrium

d. thinking and reasoning

16 The four body fluids that have been implicated in the transmission of HIV are

a. blood, saliva, semen, vaginal fluid

b. tears, saliva, urine, sweat

c. blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk

d. urine, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk

17 A frequent side effect of furosemide is that it

a. promotes electrolyte disturbances

b. allows the kidney to retain hydrogen ions

c. permits the kidney to conserve potassium

d. promotes conservation of calcium

18 Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is administered to replace

a. clotting factors

b. erythrocytes

c. leukocytes

d. platelets

19 A patient who has been experiencing angina has a new prescription for nitroglycerin. Which of the following should the nurse include in teaching about the side effects of nitroglycerin?

a. head ache

b. shortness of breath

c. bradycardia

d. hypertension

20 While caring for a patient with acute pulmonary edema which of the following is not advisable?

a. IV fluids

b. diuretics

c. propped up position

d. reducing anxiety


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