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NURSING EXAMINATIONSINGAPORE NURSING BOARD (SNB) EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

SINGAPORE NURSING BOARD (SNB) EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with pneumonia?

 a) Administering antipyretic medication to reduce fever b) Encouraging the patient to avoid deep breathing and coughing c) Limiting fluid intake to prevent excess mucus production d) Administering bronchodilator medication without consulting the healthcare provider

Answer: a) Administering antipyretic medication to reduce fever

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected spinal cord injury?

a) Placing the patient in a flat supine position b) Administering pain medication immediately c) Immobilizing the patient’s head and neck d) Applying heat to the affected area

Answer: c) Immobilizing the patient’s head and neck

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with a central venous catheter?

 a) Using a smaller gauge needle for blood draws to reduce discomfort b) Administering medication directly into the catheter without flushing it c) Monitoring the insertion site for signs of infection or infiltration d) Removing the catheter every 24 hours for cleaning

Answer: c) Monitoring the insertion site for signs of infection or infiltration

Which of the following is a common side effect of corticosteroid medication?

a) Hypotension b) Hyperglycemia c) Weight loss d) Bradycardia

Answer: b) Hyperglycemia

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient experiencing a hypertensive crisis?

a) Administering a diuretic medication b) Monitoring blood pressure every 15 minutes c) Restricting sodium intake in the diet d) Initiating antihypertensive therapy as ordered

Answer: d) Initiating antihypertensive therapy as ordered

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired mobility?

a) Encouraging prolonged bed rest to conserve energy b) Promoting regular exercise and physical activity within the patient’s capabilities c) Limiting fluid intake to minimize the need for frequent toileting d) Administering sedatives to promote sleep and relaxation

Answer: b) Promoting regular exercise and physical activity within the patient’s capabilities

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a new colostomy?

a) Applying petroleum jelly to the stoma site b) Emptying the colostomy bag when it is three-quarters full c) Using adhesive tape to secure the ostomy bag in place d) Assessing the stoma and surrounding skin for signs of irritation

Answer: d) Assessing the stoma and surrounding skin for signs of irritation

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

a) Elevating the affected extremity b) Applying heat to the affected area c) Administering a diuretic medication d) Encouraging ambulation and leg exercises

Answer: d) Encouraging ambulation and leg exercises

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with diabetes who is experiencing hypoglycemia?

a) Administering insulin to correct the high blood sugar level b) Administering a fast-acting carbohydrate, such as orange juice or glucose tablets c) Restricting fluid intake to avoid exacerbating the low blood sugar level d) Administering a long-acting insulin to prevent further drops in blood sugar

Answer: b) Administering a fast-acting carbohydrate, such as orange juice or glucose tablets

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected gastrointestinal bleed?

 a) Administering an antacid without consulting the healthcare provider b) Monitoring vital signs and hemoglobin levels closely c) Encouraging the patient to increase dietary fiber intake d) Placing the patient in a prone position

Answer: b) Monitoring vital signs and hemoglobin levels closely

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with a urinary catheter?

 a) Reusing the catheter for multiple patients to conserve resources b) Maintaining a dependent loop in the catheter tubing c) Irrigating the catheter routinely without healthcare provider’s order d) Keeping the drainage bag below the level of the bladder

Answer: d) Keeping the drainage bag below the level of the bladder

Which of the following is a common side effect of opioid analgesics?

a) Diarrhea b) Hypertension c) Sedation d) Increased appetite

Answer: c) Sedation

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected stroke?

a) Encouraging the patient to sleep to aid in recovery b) Administering anticoagulant medication without consulting the healthcare provider c) Initiating thrombolytic therapy within the recommended time frame d) Allowing the patient to ambulate independently

Answer: c) Initiating thrombolytic therapy within the recommended time frame

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired respiratory function?

a) Encouraging shallow breathing to conserve energy b) Administering sedatives to promote sleep and relaxation c) Assisting with deep breathing and coughing exercises d) Restricting fluid intake to prevent excess mucus production

Answer: c) Assisting with deep breathing and coughing exercises

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm?

a) Administering pain medication immediately b) Encouraging the patient to ambulate frequently c) Monitoring blood glucose levels every 2 hours d) Notifying the healthcare provider immediately

Answer: d) Notifying the healthcare provider immediately

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired skin integrity?

a) Applying a dry dressing to the wound b) Massaging the area surrounding the wound to increase circulation c) Keeping the wound exposed to air for faster healing d) Using aseptic technique during dressing changes

Answer: d) Using aseptic technique during dressing changes

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected pulmonary embolism?

 a) Administering oxygen therapy without consulting the healthcare provider b) Elevating the head of the bed to a high Fowler’s position c) Encouraging the patient to lie flat and avoid movement d) Administering a bronchodilator medication

Answer: a) Administering oxygen therapy without consulting the healthcare provider

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected myocardial infarction (heart attack)?

a) Encouraging the patient to engage in vigorous physical activity b) Administering aspirin without consulting the healthcare provider c) Monitoring blood pressure every 4 hours d) Providing emotional support and reassurance

Answer: b) Administering aspirin without consulting the healthcare provider

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired urinary elimination?

a) Restricting fluid intake to minimize urine output b) Administering diuretic medication to increase urine production c) Providing a bedside commode or urinal within reach d) Encouraging the patient to hold urine for as long as possible

Answer: c) Providing a bedside commode or urinal within reach

Which of the following is a common side effect of anticoagulant medication?

a) Hypotension b) Constipation c) Increased appetite d) Risk of bleeding

Answer: d) Risk of bleeding

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient experiencing a seizure?

a) Restraining the patient to prevent injury b) Placing a padded tongue depressor in the patient’s mouth c) Administering antiepileptic medication immediately d) Ensuring a safe environment and protecting the patient from injury

Answer: d) Ensuring a safe environment and protecting the patient from injury

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired mobility?

a) Encouraging prolonged bed rest to conserve energy b) Promoting regular exercise and physical activity within the patient’s capabilities c) Limiting fluid intake to minimize the need for frequent toileting d) Administering sedatives to promote sleep and relaxation

Answer: b) Promoting regular exercise and physical activity within the patient’s capabilities

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected head injury?

a) Administering pain medication immediately b) Encouraging the patient to sleep to aid in recovery c) Monitoring neurologic status and vital signs closely d) Allowing the patient to ambulate independently

Answer: c) Monitoring neurologic status and vital signs closely

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired skin integrity due to pressure ulcers?

a) Massaging the area surrounding the pressure ulcer to increase circulation b) Applying a dry dressing to the pressure ulcer c) Repositioning the patient every 2 hours d) Using alcohol-based cleansers to clean the pressure ulcer

Answer: c) Repositioning the patient every 2 hours

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI)?

a) Encouraging the patient to decrease fluid intake to reduce urinary output b) Administering a diuretic medication to increase urine production c) Administering antibiotics as ordered by the healthcare provider d) Applying heat to the lower abdomen to alleviate pain

Answer: c) Administering antibiotics as ordered by the healthcare provider

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected anaphylactic reaction?

a) Administering antipyretic medication to reduce fever b) Assessing and maintaining a patent airway c) Administering a vasopressor medication to increase blood pressure d) Encouraging the patient to rest and avoid physical activity

Answer: b) Assessing and maintaining a patent airway

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired wound healing?

a) Removing all dressings to allow the wound to “breathe” b) Applying petroleum jelly directly to the wound c) Keeping the wound moist and covered with an appropriate dressing d) Using alcohol-based cleansers to clean the wound

Answer: c) Keeping the wound moist and covered with an appropriate dressing

Which of the following is a common side effect of chemotherapy?

a) Hypertension b) Weight gain c) Diarrhea d) Increased energy levels

Answer: c) Diarrhea

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected hypertensive crisis?

a) Administering a diuretic medication b) Monitoring blood pressure every 15 minutes c) Restricting sodium intake in the diet d) Initiating antihypertensive therapy as ordered

Answer: d) Initiating antihypertensive therapy as ordered

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired cognition?

a) Speaking loudly and using simple, one-word instructions b) Avoiding social interaction to prevent overstimulation c) Providing a calm and structured environment with routine d) Encouraging the use of complex tasks to challenge the patient

Answer: c) Providing a calm and structured environment with routine

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected appendicitis?

a) Administering pain medication immediately b) Encouraging the patient to ambulate frequently c) Monitoring blood glucose levels every 2 hours d) Notifying the healthcare provider immediately

Answer: d) Notifying the healthcare provider immediately

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired hearing?

a) Speaking quickly to ensure the patient understands the message b) Turning up the volume of the television or radio c) Facing the patient and speaking clearly at a moderate pace d) Using complex medical terminology to enhance communication

Answer: c) Facing the patient and speaking clearly at a moderate pace

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected urinary retention?

a) Encouraging the patient to consume a large amount of fluids b) Administering diuretic medication to increase urine production c) Assisting the patient with regular toileting and providing privacy d) Applying cold packs to the lower abdomen to stimulate urination

Answer: c) Assisting the patient with regular toileting and providing privacy

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected myocardial infarction (heart attack)?

a) Administering pain medication immediately b) Encouraging the patient to engage in vigorous physical activity c) Monitoring cardiac enzymes and troponin levels d) Administering a beta-blocker medication without consulting the healthcare provider

Answer: c) Monitoring cardiac enzymes and troponin levels

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired vision?

a) Providing a dimly lit environment to reduce glare b) Placing objects in the patient’s pathway without notification c) Encouraging the use of small-print materials for reading d) Using contrasting colors and clear signage to enhance visibility

Answer: d) Using contrasting colors and clear signage to enhance visibility

Which of the following is a common side effect of opioid analgesics?

a) Hypotension b) Diarrhea c) Increased appetite d) Respiratory depression

Answer: d) Respiratory depression

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)?

a) Administering insulin to correct the high blood sugar level b) Monitoring blood glucose levels every 4 hours c) Administering a thiazide diuretic to increase urine output d) Encouraging the patient to decrease fluid intake

Answer: a) Administering insulin to correct the high blood sugar level

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired swallowing?

a) Offering large amounts of thin liquids to facilitate swallowing b) Providing straw for drinking to prevent choking c) Assessing the patient’s gag reflex before oral intake d) Administering medications without dilution or crushing

Answer: c) Assessing the patient’s gag reflex before oral intake

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected sepsis?

a) Administering a broad-spectrum antibiotic without consulting the healthcare provider b) Restricting fluid intake to prevent fluid overload c) Monitoring vital signs frequently and obtaining blood cultures d) Encouraging the patient to ambulate frequently to promote circulation

Answer: c) Monitoring vital signs frequently and obtaining blood cultures

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired cognition?

a) Using complex language and abstract concepts in communication b) Minimizing social interaction to prevent overstimulation c) Providing visual aids and using simple, concrete language d) Encouraging multitasking to stimulate cognitive function

Answer: c) Providing visual aids and using simple, concrete language

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected pulmonary edema?

a) Administering a bronchodilator medication b) Restricting fluid intake to prevent fluid overload c) Placing the patient in a high Fowler’s position d) Administering a beta-blocker medication without consulting the healthcare provider

Answer: c) Placing the patient in a high Fowler’s position

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected drug overdose?

a) Administering activated charcoal without consulting the healthcare provider b) Monitoring respiratory rate and providing oxygen therapy c) Encouraging the patient to sleep to aid in recovery d) Administering a stimulant medication to counteract the overdose effects

Answer: b) Monitoring respiratory rate and providing oxygen therapy

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired mobility?

a) Encouraging prolonged bed rest to conserve energy b) Assisting with ambulation without any assistive devices c) Limiting fluid intake to minimize the need for frequent toileting d) Providing a wheelchair or walker for safe mobility

Answer: d) Providing a wheelchair or walker for safe mobility

Which of the following is a common side effect of corticosteroid medication?

a) Weight loss b) Hypotension c) Increased risk of infection d) Hyperglycemia

Answer: c) Increased risk of infection

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected hypertensive crisis?

a) Administering a diuretic medication b) Monitoring blood pressure every 15 minutes c) Restricting sodium intake in the diet d) Initiating antihypertensive therapy as ordered

Answer: d) Initiating antihypertensive therapy as ordered

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired skin integrity due to pressure ulcers?

a) Massaging the area surrounding the pressure ulcer to increase circulation b) Applying a dry dressing to the pressure ulcer c) Repositioning the patient every 2 hours d) Using alcohol-based cleansers to clean the pressure ulcer

Answer: c) Repositioning the patient every 2 hours

Which of the following is a priority nursing intervention for a patient with a suspected gastrointestinal bleed?

a) Administering an antacid without consulting the healthcare provider b) Monitoring vital signs and hemoglobin levels closely c) Encouraging the patient to increase dietary fiber intake d) Placing the patient in a prone position

Answer: b) Monitoring vital signs and hemoglobin levels closely

Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for a patient with impaired respiratory function?

a) Encouraging shallow breathing to conserve energy b) Administering sedatives to promote sleep and relaxation c) Assisting with deep breathing and coughing exercises d) Restricting fluid intake to prevent excess mucus production

Answer: c) Assisting with deep breathing and coughing exercises

SINGAPORE NURSING BOARD (SNB) EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - registered nurse, enrolled nurse and midwife
SINGAPORE NURSING BOARD (SNB) EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSregistered nurse, enrolled nurse and midwife

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